Millie's Court House


Welcome to Millie's House, 85 Armagh St

Located at the Old Magistrates Court - Central Christchurch

Hours of Operation
We are here Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 5.30pm. We are able to open for longer if required.


Our Centre

We are exceptionally lucky to have been able to recreate the historic Magistrates' Court in central Christchurch into a beautiful early learning environment for babies, toddlers and young children.

Our location facing the stunning river Avon is magic. There on the hill sits this most gorgeous building brimming with enchantment and is home to our Millie’s House children.

Our ‘Millie’s Court House’ has been carefully refurbished with children, fun, comfort and safety in mind, whilst retaining and including many of the original enchanting features and textures of stone, wood panelling, beautiful ceilings, fixtures and fittings. It is a collaboration of old and new for our young ones.

A part of the Millie’s ethos is to keep group sizes small and intimate – especially when the children are young, so Millie’s Court House was designed to keep group sizes small and with great ratios, well above regulation. Our smallest babies are cared for in our Ahuru learning space, cared for with one teacher to three or four babies, our under two year old groups in our Tairanga and Kaha learning spaces have one teacher to four children. For our two-year olds in our Tuhura learning space, we plan for one teacher to six children and our three and four year olds in Tuhura and Aki, we plan for one teacher to eight children.

The outdoor spaces are large, beautiful, and textured. How many centres do you know that have a river running past it and overlook a park? It is a wonderful place for children to sit and talk on a hill, enjoy the play structures, wallow in sand and invent ideas.

Our Team

Millie’s Court House Armagh street is led by our Centre Manager Justine Hulston, a qualified, registered leader who also holds a Diploma in leadership and management. Justine has been in the ECE sector for 15+ years. We also have a fabulous team of very experienced teachers who hold a variety of attributes and strengthens, each of our learning spaces is led by an experienced qualified Team leader. Our teaching team have come from all over the global and share and collaborate their learning and experiences as they nurture and educate our Tamariki.

Our centre team is supported by our Regional Manager, Richard and our Operations Manager, Su, as well the other teams and leaders in the Millie's group. Friends and connections in the ECE community, the support of consultants, Professional Development, MOE and ERO all contribute to our ongoing commitment to ensuring we are offering the best to your tamariki.


Beyond the Centre

We feel like the luckiest centre to be a short stroll down the road to the award winning Margaret Mahy Playground- the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest playground! Swings, climbing structures, water and sand.

And right here in the city centre, we have Turanga Central Library, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, Canterbury Museum, Quake City, its all here and on our doorstep.

Our fabulous four-seater buggies mean even our littlest ones can get out and about.


Visit Us!

If you are interested, curious and think this sounds like the place for your little one, we would love to show you around and share more of Millie’s Court House with you.

You are welcome to drop in, however letting us know you are coming means we can make sure someone is available to show you around.


Our Location


85 Armagh St
Christchurch Central
Christchurch 8013
New Zealand

Phone: (03) 365 0095

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