Get the Little Citizens’ difference for your children!

Little Citizens provides preschool children in Dunedin and Milton 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! We have large play areas, with enough space to ride, climb, splash, swing and slide. Plus, our 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.  In Dunedin we have been awarded the Heart Foundation Tick and Dunedin City Council “A” food safety grade.


Convenience easy drop-off, in handy locations in South Dunedin and Milton.  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 $6.35 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.

Special Milton Promotion

Milton Little Citizen’s offer is available from Friday 11th October.  Prior to booking your child, the enrolment pack needs to be completed. To book a particular Friday, make sure you contact the centre by noon on the Wednesday.


Ministry of Education operational funding  is received by Dunedin Little Citizens and Milton Little Citizens for children enrolled in this
ECE Service.

Opening Hours

Both of our centres are open Monday through Friday and during school holidays, excluding public holidays and a break over Christmas and New Years.

Dunedin – 8.00am to 5.30pm

Milton – 7.45am to 5.30pm

2019/2020 Christmas and New Years Break – Little Citizens (both Dunedin and Milton) will close at the end of business on Monday, 23rd December 2019, and both centres will reopen on Wednesday, 8th January 2020.




For more information on how we can support you and your child at Little Citizens, please give us a call.

Dunedin – Jackie, our Family/Whānau Coordinator, on 03 466 3402
– Clare, our Family/Whānau Coordinator, on 027 477 2057