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.


Going back to work when our daughter was 8 months old was a hard decision to make, as is choosing a centre where your child will spend so much of their time. But we have had absolutely no regrets with joining the Bowen family. From the moment you walk in the door and are greeted by the teachers, children and other parents you feel welcome. The teachers are excellent at spending time with the children to identify their interests and provide them with opportunities to learn and explore. We have seen leaps and bounds in our daughter’s development and really like that she is learning to interact with other children and adults. We would absolutely recommend Bowen to others.

K Uerata

All three of our gorgeous boys have attended Bowen over the last 8 years – you could say that the Bowen team are part of our family!! The love and attention given to my boys by the team has always been outstanding. I’ve never found it easy to leave my wee people so that I can work …but it’s made much easier by feeling so safe in the knowledge that they are loved, cared for and happy! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Bowen to any family!


R Simpson