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Childcare Centre

Your little munchkins will be looked after in our fully-licensed childcare centre for kids aged 3mths-5yrs. Drop them off for a day of fun & exploration in the centre & on the snow!  

The Cardrona Ski Kindy is a fully-licensed early childhood education facility with highly experienced & qualified teachers. The centre caters for children aged 3mths up until their 5th birthday, so whether you want your children to experience snow & learn to ski, or are after somewhere snug & comfy for them to hang while you hit the slopes, we have the perfect place for your family!

Ski Kindy Cardrona Alpine Resort Childcare

We highly recommend booking Childcare in advance – pop in & see us in Ski Kindy, call +64 3 443 7341 ext. 727 or email  skikindy.bookings@cardrona.com to check availability. Half day rates are available so contact the team for a quote.


Ski Kindy 2-5yrs

Come & join us for a fun & educational experience in our fully-licensed kindy that has a focus on snow. Add on a ski lesson package to make this the best holiday ever! Food is provided.

In their bag: Change of inside clothing, outside clothing, snow boots, nappies & wipes, any comforters your child needs.

Pengi's Nursery 3mths-2yrs

Your smallest treasures will be well taken care of & kept toasty warm in our on-mountain Nursery. Our teachers are trained, experienced & love cuddles! Morning tea & afternoon tea is supplied.

In their bag: Lunch, nappies & wipes, sleep comforters/sleeping bags, change of clothing.


Cardrona Childcare Centre 

Full day care: 3mths–2yrs $105
Full day care: 2–5yrs $99
Ski Kindy full day care + 1hr private lesson $159
Ski Kindy full day care + 2 x 2hr group lessons $179

Cardrona Alpine Resort Childcare

Important Info 

  • Please send your child to the centre with bottles, nappies/pull ups & a change of clothes. We also recommend sending them along with a favourite toy or blanket to help with the settling in process
  • Under 2s will need to bring their own lunch (morning & afternoon tea is provided)
  • Over 2s will be provided morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea – if your child has special dietary requirements or food allergies please send them along with a lunchbox & advise the team leader on arrival
  • When you arrive, your child will be assigned a cubby/locker for their bag & each parent/caregiver must have filled out an 'All About Me' form to give staff vital information to ensure your child has a happy day e.g. sleep & bottle times, favourite toys & activities etc
  • Please provide a copy of your child’s immunisation certificate on enrolment. Children who are not immunised are welcome in the centre– however please inform us on registration. It is a requirement of our Early Childhood License to keep an up to date Immunisation Register
  • Group lessons for under 5s are for children who are ready for learning with others & want more skiing, best suited for mature 4yr olds. Group lessons depend on weather & the children’s energy levels, & have a maximum of 4 children at the same age & level. Minimum numbers apply to afternoon lessons. If there is one child, the lesson will run for 1hr
  • Ski lessons for under 5s receive free rental equipment – it is supplied through the centre for the duration of their lessons

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