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We are proud to be a well-established and respected community ECE centre in the heart of Richmond, Nelson.  First Years Richmond is a community focused centre, passionate about providing high quality and personal care for children from 6 months to school age.

First Years Richmond is known for its loving, experienced teachers and fantastic outdoor spaces.

Our indoor learning environment caters for our under and over 2 children, offering separate spaces with a variety of play areas and age and stage appropriate resources, with plenty of opportunities for all age groups to spend time together.

We have a dedicated room for our four year olds with daily ‘extension classes’ which support social competence, independence, literacy, numeracy and problem solving.

Our natural, large outdoor environment allows individual and group exploration, discovery and meaningful learning.  Fruit trees, gardens, swan plants and a ‘Bug Hotel’ foster children’s curiosity of the natural world and our centre link with Enviroschools.

Our Wharenui – which is our ‘House of Learning’ embraces our bicultural and multicultural understandings of our centre and the community.

If you are looking for a family focused centre for your child with a warm, welcoming environment, we would love to hear from you.  Please feel free to visit any time or contact us.


61A Salisbury Road


(03) 544 6667


Gwenyth Hodge
Centre Manager
[email protected]

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Monday to Friday - 7.45am to 5pm

First Years Richmond Inc Salisbury Road

First Years Richmond Inc Salisbury Road, Richmond, New Zealand

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