Welcome to Bowen

Welcome to Bowen, a non-profit community based centre. Our Centre is licensed for up to 30 children from six months through to five years with a maximum of ten under two years’ olds a day.

Our Centre is located on the outskirts of Wellington CBD, between Northland and Wilton. Bowen offers a full day service where children can attend for a maximum of 9 hours a day, operating Monday to Friday opening at 8:00am and closes at 5:30pm. Children are nurtured in an environment that is welcoming and strongly reflects the centre’s philosophy.

Bowen’s Vision

Vision –  Children are at the heart of our practice, working in collaboration with parents & whānau, to provide a high quality, fun and caring learning environment that challenges, inspires and grows children into lifelong learners.


Our family struck gold when we found Bowen ECE. The kaiako are fun, professional, and totally committed to helping children learn and develop at their own pace in an inclusive, play based, and enriched learning environment. We would 100% recommend the integration of the under and over 2’s. Our children loved being together in the mixed age environment and benefitted from close interaction with both older and younger tamariki. We all formed strong, lasting friendships with families over the past few years, and our boys still miss their Bowen whanau  A& M Allen

We have had the privilege of having both of our boys attend Bowen ECE in Wellington, and our experience there was nothing short of exceptional. Had we not relocated to Napier, our youngest would still be attending this wonderful daycare. When we enrolled our children, it was clear that Bowen ECE was a special place. The teachers are not only incredibly caring but also quick to respond to any concerns we had. They truly became an extension of our family, providing a nurturing and supportive environment where our boys could thrive.The dedication and passion of the staff at Bowen ECE are unparalleled. Their commitment to creating a safe, engaging, and loving space for children is evident in everything they do. Our boys always looked forward to their days at Bowen, filled with learning, fun, and friendship. Since relocating, we have experienced other daycare settings and now realise how exceptional Bowen ECE truly is. The contrast has only deepened our appreciation for the incredible care and attention our children received at Bowen. We are immensely grateful for the positive impact Bowen ECE has had on our family. We highly recommend this daycare to any parents seeking a nurturing and exceptional early childhood education experience for their children  H& G Pocknall