Childcare Centres

Saunders Architects are the specialist designers for your Early Learning Centre.  In the simplest terms, We assist our customers to develop the best Childcare Centres in New Zealand.

At Saunders Architects, we work every day developing Childcare Centres throughout New Zealand. We know which rules and standards apply or how to optimize the site for Childcare, getting the highest number of Children for your centre in relation to the site and other restrictions. We study which areas have high demand for new centres. We are capable of engaging all the required consultants and we know how to deal with Council Officers. We have done it more than 40 times.

We remove all the complexities and get childcare centre developments off to the best possible start.

Our mission at Saunders Architects is to get the job done without mistakes– We do this by leading the development process, from initial discussions through to approved Resource and Building Consents, keeping our clients updated at all times through dedicated Project Managers.

Our vision is to be the authority for Childcare Centre development so that we can improve the quality of the physical learning environment for all New Zealand children.

Saunders Architects was started by Neville Saunders, , with his first design for Kindercare more than 30 years ago. Since that time he has continued designing Childcare Centres throughout NZ. Neville is an active member of New Zealand Institute of Architects NZIA, awarded several times for his contribution to Architecture.

Why Saunders Architects?

We offer a full childcare consultancy starting with initial site investigation, Concept Design and Resource Consent through to Building Consent, builder selection and site observation.

Our wrap around service has been proven over a long period and has resulted in hundreds of excellent outcomes for our clients throughout NZ.

The process is straight forward.

  • Stage 1 – Preliminary investigation
  • Stage 2 – Concept Design
  • Stage 3 – Resource Consent application
  • Stage 4 – Building Consent application
  • Stage 5 – Building of your centre

We stage the process so that you are involved every step of the way and can make informed decisions based on each stage. That way we can keep your costs down while still achieving a desirable outcome.

There are no hidden costs, we will send you each quote from every consultant. Every step of the way we are connected to the right consultants that can assist in your project which is so valuable.

If you are considering building as an investment we can also assist in finding a tenant

Just some of the consultants or contractors we can connect you with that specialize in the ELC sector are:

  • Finance
  • Playgrounds
  • Joinery
  • Acoustic specialists
  • Interior design
  • Builders
  • Traffic
  • Planners
  • H1 Thermal Control
  • Civil Enginners
  • and many more

Saunders Architects have been involved for over 30 years and we have not lost the passion about Childcare Design and would love to assist in your next project. See some of our selection below…

Early Learning Centres - Selection