Children find inspiration in our old fashioned kiwi backyard
We are licenced by the Ministry of Education. We are open every week day, 7.30am -5.30pm. We provide 20 hours free ECE per week for 3 and 4 year olds (maximum 6 hours per day). WINZ subsidies are available for eligible families. Please obtain a fees sheet from the centre. Our mission is to provide the very best care and education to our children and families. Please refer to our philosophy document.
We welcome visits from prospective families as this is the best way to establish if our centre is the right centre for you and your child. To ensure someone is available to show you around please phone or email to arrange a suitable time.
We recommend a minimum of three visits beforehand to help your child become accustomed to the new surroundings and people. Phone or see the Centre Manager to organise your pre-joining visits. There is no charge for these visits. Suggested Commencement Programme: First visit – Parent stays with child for an hour. Second visit - Parent leaves child for an hour. Third visit – Parent leaves child for the morning.
What to Bring to Kindy Kids
Children often get messy while learning and we provide messy play activities including water play so it is not recommended you dress your child in their best clothes. Pack plenty of spare sets of clothing each day in case of accidents as most children are happier in their own clothes if a change is necessary.
Provide your child with a healthy nutritious lunch and snacks for morning and afternoon tea.
A named water bottle.
Ensure your child has enough nappies for the day (if required).
In Summer Months
A clearly named sunhat as the children are required to wear them when they are playing outside.
Togs and towel are helpful, as we enjoy lots of water play on hot days.
In Winter Months
A pair of gum boots and a woolly hat for outside play.
A warm and waterproof jacket.
A change of shoes for inside i.e. slippers.