Matthew & Pauline Howden are the Owners and Directors of Kidsbase and parents to 3 young children. Pauline is a qualified primary school teacher and has taught in Australia, UK, and New Zealand and Matthew has over 15 years in Sales and Business Management experience.

Our first programme was established in 2006 and we have progressively grown our successful formula to 7 independent locations offering age appropriate childcare solutions across Christchurch and North Canterbury.

In partnership with your school, Kidsbase design programmes and services which complement your focus and offer a safe and caring environment for the families that attend.
We would love to demonstrate how we can provide your school with a hassle free, high quality and professional before school, afterschool or school holiday childcare programme.
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Want to know more? Please contact us on 03 354 2906, Matthew on 027 239 7690, or email us at for an obligation free appointment.

We look forward to offering solutions to the Before School, Afterschool & School Holiday needs of your community.