Millie’s House is owned and operated by a group of early childhood professionals working together to create a care and learning environment for children that is sustainable as a business and does not compromise on quality care and environments for children that we believe in and promote both as parents and professionals.


My name is Robert Shannon and I have been involved in the childcare industry since 1992. I originally became involved as an investor and quickly discovered what a fun, challenging and enjoyable sector early childhood education was to be involved in. I increasingly became hands on with the teams, families and centres and didn’t look back. I expanded to develop centres in Wellington and Auckland, before moving to the UK in 2004, continuing to establish a group of 16 childcare centres in London, Guildford and West Sussex. I returned to New Zealand in January 2014 because it was important to me that my own four children had the opportunity to grow up in the wonderful environment and lifestyle that we have in New Zealand. Millie’s House is special to me. Named after my daughter Millie and open for all young children. Millie’s House is about collaborating with colleagues to create a very special environment for children through bringing together what we have collectively learned through each of our long and different early childhood paths, with one thing in common; we all believe that children need us to be their advocates for and providers of a centre environment which ensures their sense of self as a confident, competent and active learner, healthy in mind, body & spirit and we are making Millie’s House a home that does exactly that.