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Dannemora - Auckland

Little Climbers Early Learning Centre - Dannemora

Welcome to Little Climbers, Dannemora. We are in the heart of Dannemora, located just next to Willowbank Primary School.

We are a great team of qualified, trained teachers to support your child’s learning journey.

We consider our children and families to thrive by building strong, respectful, responsive, reciprocal relationships with them. We believe our relationship with children is the foundation for all other learning. We believe that Reggio Emilia inspired approach to learning plays a huge role in this. The programme sees children as active participants in creating their learning environment within a safe indoor/outdoor programme that fosters their well-being and independence.

We believe in providing a safe environment for children to explore their environment and interact with one another confidently. We have generous outdoor play areas which are separate for under 2 and children over 2.

Young children mostly communicate and express themselves through nonverbal communication; our passionate teachers, with love in their hearts, provide a nurturing environment. We provide unhurried routines and a calm environment for infants and young children. This helps to foster their emotional well-being and develop a trusting attachment relationship with the Kaiako.

In our preschool room, Kaiako supports young children in responding to challenges, taking risks, and undertaking new activities. Through our positive guidance policy, we promote positive behaviour in children, which in turn supports the development of their social skills. We encourage children to develop their strengths and abilities. This helps them to foster lifetime skills. We aim to gear children to become independent learners and foster self-help skills.

Our centre also offers a comprehensive transition-to-school programme. The programme helps build your child’s confidence, encourages independence and social interaction, and introduces structure into their everyday learning. The program includes visits to the nearby school where children get familiar with the routines of the primary school. 

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Licensed for

50 children

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Dannemora - Auckland

Kindercare Dannemora

Looking for safe, loving childcare in Dannemora?

You’ll find it at our childcare centre in Dannemora, where every day begins and ends with loving care in a warm, welcoming and spacious environment. Our passionate, experienced team, led by our Centre Director, Claire Jude, will gently guide your little one as they grow and learn through play.

And our team understand the importance of supporting you too, through these early years. That’s why we want to hear about your aspirations for your child, your childcare needs and those interesting details about your family. The more we know and understand about you and your child, the better we’re able to respond to them in our care, providing affection, cuddles, flexible routines and creative, challenging learning experiences.  We offer both full time and part-time enrolment options. We are conveniently located for families in East Tamaki, Dannemora and Flat Bush.

Hours of fun and learning

Open daily throughout the year (except for weekends and statutory holidays)

7.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Age groups of children we cherish

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
  • Transition to School


Like you, we want the best for your child. So we don’t compromise on safe, supportive, care and education. Our team works hard to ensure your family receives the highest standard of care for your weekly fee, which includes:

  • a generous annual leave allowance
  • a nutritious midday meal, prepared fresh at the centre daily – so you won’t need to pack kai
  • healthy mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks to fuel your child’s play and learning
  • our Positive Parenting program – offering tips, advice and support for every family

It’s because we appreciate that every child has different needs, that we ask you to supply your child’s own bottles, formula and nappies for each day.

Why choose our childcare centre?

Providing safe, loving care and learning since 2001, our daycare centre is designed to care for your child from infancy until they are ready for primary school. At each age and stage of development, your child will be engaged and having fun in intentionally designed and attractive play and learning areas – both indoors and out. When you leave your child in our care, you’ll have peace of mind that they will receive nurturing care, creative learning and social opportunities that are planned to meet their individual needs.

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Licensed for

139 children

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Dannemora - Auckland

Dannemora Kindergarten

Dannemora Kindergarten is an attractive and stimulating environment for children.  Our well-resourced centre with its beautifully designed outdoor area, backs on to Botany Downs Secondary College grounds.

The cohesive teaching team at Dannemora Kindergarten value input from the local community.

Families are involved in our many cultural events and are an integral part of the Dannemora Kindergarten community.  Parents are welcome within our daily programme.

Our kindergartens have early childhood qualified and registered teachers.  The teachers are dedicated to, and passionate about, early childhood education.  Each kindergarten has a head teacher plus teachers and support staff.  Quality learning programmes are based on the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whãriki.

Our learning philosophy

For the past 110 years, the Auckland Kindergarten Association has been igniting young minds by encouraging them to explore their imaginations through play. For many of us, kindergarten was where we began our life of learning; it was where we started learning skills like sharing, tolerance, patience, respect and self-confidence.

We view children as capable, competent, life-long learners, and our philosophy encourages children to make their own learning choices, problem-solve and observe and explore at their own pace…with support from teachers, parents, wider whānau and their peers. We value the importance of child-initiated, play-based experiences. Our kindergarten teachers nurture your children’s interests and natural curiosity by working alongside them, expanding language and introducing mathematical and science concepts, as well as literacy, digital technology and sustainable practices.

Our centres have gardens and natural outdoor spaces where children can create, explore, be imaginative and expressive. There’s plenty of room to safely run about, being imaginative and physically active. In fact, the natural world is essential to free-range play. AKA encourages each kindergarten community to explore and enrich their diversity and uniqueness. Some have regular excursions into the local community; some are Enviroschool kindergartens that live and breathe sustainable practices; while others engage in long-term research on child interest-based programmes of learning.

As an organisation, we formally acknowledge the dual heritage of Aotearoa / New Zealand, and work to uphold the spirit and intent of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in each kindergarten. We are accessible, secular and welcoming to the wide diversity of tamariki and whānau who attend our centres, and value ongoing partnerships between teaching teams and leadership staff with families and whānau. We value ongoing learning for teachers, parents and whānau, and the sharing of knowledge, skills and attributes is fundamental to achieving the best learning outcomes for children. Teachers and staff can access collegial professional time to ensure that quality practice is enhanced so current theories of learning and development within New Zealand’s world-class Te Whāriki early childhood curriculum are shared and understood.

Children learn

Children in our kindergartens have the opportunity to:

  • Feel confident, develop responsibility and a sense of independence
  • Play meaningfully alongside other children and adults
  • Develop effective communication skills
  • Persevere, problem-solve and take risks
  • Explore limits, boundaries, routines and conflict resolution strategies
  • Practice fine motor skills such as threading, writing, cutting and grasping
  • Develop gross motor play such as physical games like climbing, throwing, kicking, balancing and lifting
  • Develop creative expressions through painting, music, collage, movement, dance, finger-painting, drawing, cutting, pasting and story sharing
  • Develop early numeracy, literacy and science skills
  • Learn techniques through trial and error
  • Explore the world through experimenting, questioning and curiosity
  • Develop confidence and celebrate both attempts and successes
  • Develop a passion for learning and a love of life
  • Have fun!

Older children will be supported in their transition to school to make this process as simple and seamless as possible. Book a visit here on Kindello today, we’d love to meet you.

Licensed for

40 children

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Dannemora - Auckland

Home Grown Kids Dannemora

Thinking about Home Based childcare with Home Grown Kids?

All of our Educators are carefully selected and screened including Police Vetting, identity checks, an interview that assess their attitudes and values toward children and an overall assessment of risk.

Enquire today and we’ll be in touch with you soon to provide the perfect option for your family.

Choosing the Best Educator for Your Child

We stand strong alongside our Educators. We care about them and we’re committed to the work they do, supporting and communicating with them every step of the way. We understand that engaged, fulfilled Educators make for happy families and even happier tamariki who thrive in these small group settings.

Small Group Setting

Our Home Based childcare groups are capped at a maximum of four children under the age of six, including Educators’ own children. This means we can offer each child the individual attention they need to flourish.

The best fit for your whānau values

Our Educators offer a range of different programmes based around their beliefs, values, culture, background and philosophies. Over 90% of our Educators hold a recognised ECE qualification. Some of our Educators are mothers and grandmothers with fantastic life skills, experience and knowledge. We’ll listen to your needs and then offer, where possible, a range of Educators. You will get to choose an Educator that you and your whānau connect with and trust.

Exceeding educational standards

An education programme that reflects New Zealand ECE curriculum - Te Whāriki. We are a Ministry of Education approved and licensed Early Childhood Education provider. Regularly reviewed by the

Education Review Office to ensure all our Home Based environments not only meet, but exceed the Ministry of Education’s Licensing Criteria for Home-based Services (2008).

Subsidies available

We’re an approved Work and Income provider and can support you to access a childcare subsidy if you are eligible.

20 hours ECE scheme

The Government subsidises all children aged 3-5 years (or 6 if not enrolled in school) who attend an ECE facility, making access more affordable for all.

Leaders in development practices for each child

All our Educators are supported and guided by our Visiting Teachers who are Qualified certificated ECE teachers with many years’ experience and expertise in early childhood education. Our Visiting Teachers regularly attend professional development to keep up-to-date with current research and theory for best practice for Education and care for under fives.

Our philosophy, vision and mission

  • Our Vision– The why – The reason we exist:

To provide a family friendly wrap around support service that enables all tamariki/whanau to learn, grow and thrive in a home-based setting. Investing in cultivating kindness, strong and professional relationships, in all our people to continue growing as lifelong learners

  • Mission Statement – The How -How are we going to achieve the Vision?

We will achieve our Vision through ensuring that every team member is emotionally invested in the well-being of our people including tamariki, whanau, Educators, communities and our Edubase family. We value successes and that these are not ours alone, the greatest success comes from the strengths of many. Our passion, knowledge and commitment will be the catalyst that enables everyone to learn, thrive and achieve.

  • Philosophy Statement

Edubase is a Home Based Early Childhood Education service that is committed to providing nurturing learning environments where tamariki thrive as individuals through an authentic play-based, natural learning education and care programme, in a home setting.

To enrich the learning of each tamariki we form strong community connections, developing links within the home and the learning environments of our Kaiako. Tamariki learn respect for people, places and things, shaping Aotearoa and developing an appreciation of New Zealand’s dual heritage. We continually strive to develop knowledge and an understanding of the cultural heritages of both partners to Te Tiriti o Waitangi – supporting a holistic approach to learning which is guided by our NZ Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki.

Educators and Nannies offer comfortable, small group sizes, fostering respectful and reciprocal relationships, promoting tikanga Māori within their practice.

As an Organisation, we pride ourselves on cultivating strong, professional relationships, strengthening capability in all our people to continue growing as lifelong learners.

Edubase celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of each tamaiti, whanau and Kaiako and the gifts they bring. They are taonga, a treasure or gift. All things cultural are affirmed and celebrated, aiming to support children in gaining a positive awareness of their own and other cultures.

Tiaki nga tamariki – take care of the children

Licensed for

4 children