History

Sunny Days origins date back to Napier Family Centre’s inception in 1983 with the formation of a playgroup named ‘Arohanui’ based at St John’s church hall.

The playgroup aimed to provide parents a safe, non-judgmental environment where children could socialise and learn with others. In 1987 Arohanui moved to 16 Morris Street and was renamed Napier Family Centre Educare before, in 1991, 466 Hastings Street was purchased and renovated to grow the service into a fully licenced day care centre called ABC 4 Kids with virtually full rolls ever since.

In 2007 this property was sold and a purpose built centre re-named Sunny Days was built at 30 Barker Rd, Marewa. The adjoining property was also owned by Napier Family Centre and in July 2013 the under two’s ‘Pukeko Room’ was added. Sunny Days is now licensed for 62 children.

The decision to relocate and build new was made to satisfy a growing demand for early learning and to provide the best possible environment for our community’s children.

“Sunny Days children have the opportunity to socialise, learn and have fun and our purpose built environment offers children free access to a wide variety of learning experiences.”