We are a privately owned childcare center in Te Atatu South. We provide childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years. We are open from 7:30am to 5:30pm and also offer a school day from 8:30am to 3:30pm. We provide all food, bedding, and sunscreen, and ask that you bring in nappies and formula/breast milk if your child uses them. We are an egg free and nut free center.
In our center, our ratio in our 0-2 year old room is at least 1 adult to every 4 children. In our 2-5 year old age group our ratio is 1 adult to every 8 children, however between the ages of approximately 2 and 3 your child will have their own room, and as such additional resources and staff will be made available to them.
All children possess great creative potential. They learn best by experience, and benefit the most when given the opportunity to experiment, discover and express their original ideas in a free and open environment.
We aim to provide a curriculum for learning and development which encourages exploration and discovery. Our curriculum includes planned and child initiated activities which allows for spontaneous learning. We like to create opportunities for children to choose from a range of educational experiences in a positive and nurturing environment.
All food will be supplied for the children including morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack. All meals are serviced with milk or water or warm drinks in the winter months. The children will be provided with nourishing food that forms a balanced diet.
We believe that through food, we can provide excellent learning opportunities too, so with the children we grow and harvest some of our own fruit, vegetables and herbs. We involve the children in the preparation of food as part of our curriculum. We also share cultural experiences during our meal times with families coming in to participate and share with us all.
We also make all our own food for the infants too, and have very few foods with any preservatives in them. We provide cows milk, but if your child is on formula you will need to supply this.
We are an EGG and NUT FREE centre, and can also cater for other allergies on a case by case basis. We prepare all our food onsite, in a hygienic commercially designed kitchen.
The centre accommodates essential elements like design, open spaces, and natural light. There are separate learning environments for different age groups, so children are able to enjoy a mix of indoor and outdoor activities. We also make use of our local park and frequently take our pre-schoolers to enjoy the space and new challenges the park offers.