Get the Little Citizens’ difference for your children!

Little Citizens provides preschool children in Dunedin with outstanding early childhood education – making a difference that prepares children for school and beyond.


Quality early childhood education – including developmental milestones to make sure all children receive the individual support and encouragement needed to succeed.


Physical development – preschool kids need room to play … lots of room! Little Citizens has one of the biggest outdoor play areas in town, with enough space to ride, climb, splash, swing and slide. Plus large indoor areas that are warm, dry and comfortable all year round.


Nourishing Meals – delicious morning and afternoon teas, lunch and dinner meals are included at no extra cost – all with the Heart Foundation Tick and Dunedin City Council “A” food safety grade.


Convenience easy drop-off, in a handy location in South Dunedin  We have flexible enrolment with no minimum hours and total support from friendly, dedicated staff. We are open between 8.00am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. We have one easy-to-calculate flat rate of $6.25 and most outings are free.


Support – our Client Support Worker provides free support and advocacy to parents and caregivers including behaviour management strategies, help with Work and Income liaison and budget advice.

Little Citizens has recently had a logo redesign.

The circular shape represents the holistic care that Little Citizens provides.. The triangle shape symbolises Dunedin’s geography – where the mountains meet the ocean and the harakeke-weaving pattern acknowledges the importance our region’s Māori heritage. The bold, vibrant colours reflect the playful and inspiring nature of working with children and their whānau.

Call Jackie, our Family/Whānau Coordinator, for more information on how we can support you and your child at Little Citizens.

Hours: 8.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays and a break between Christmas and New Year.
We are open during school holidays.