Whangarei has given birth to a new childcare centre specialising in the care of littlies under 2.
Baby Steps in Deveron St opened its doors this week, with local MP Phil Heatley - who lives across the road - officiating at a function last Friday.
The centre is owned by Michael and Carolyn Davis. It will be managed by Carolyn, who has spent 13 years in early childhood management and teaching roles in Whangarei and Auckland.
She said the centre delivered on her dream of providing a nurturing "home away from home" for children under 2.