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4.33 (1)

Mount Roskill - Auckland

Mt Roskill Kindergarten

Mt Roskill Kindergarten has extensive outdoor and indoor spaces and unique areas of interest, perfect for young children to play, learn and explore!

Here at Mt Roskill Kindergarten, we value strong inclusive practices, respect for the diversity of our tamariki, parents, and whãnau that attend.  This is further supported by the multicultural nature of Mt Roskill Kindergarten’s qualified teaching team.

You and your child are welcome to visit our kindergarten anytime to see them safe and enriching learning environment that we offer.

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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5.00 (1)

Mount Roskill - Auckland

Roskill South Kindergarten

Welcome to Roskill South Kindergarten!  We are proud of the strong connections that we have within the local community. The practices that we use within our kindergarten are research-based to develop your children as confident and competent learners.

Read the excellent review from ERO in their most recent evaluation of Roskill South Kindergarten.

At Roskill South Kindergarten, we run an outdoor programme called “Bush Kindergarten” described as a classroom without walls, where children learn about the natural world and opportunities for risk and challenge are promoted.

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

A picture of Wesley Kindergarten

4.83 (1)

Mount Roskill - Auckland

Wesley Kindergarten

Wesley Kindergarten is a friendly centre, where everyone is welcome. We service a culturally diverse community which adds an amazing vibrancy to the kindergarten and opportunities for children to learn about other cultures.

We have a strong sense of community at Wesley Kindergarten, parents and whānau are always welcome and encouraged to participate in the centre.

Wesley Kindergarten operates a play-based programme, with lots of time and opportunities for children to follow their own interests. This is blended with a mix of teacher-inspired activities aimed at teaching skills and extending children’s learning. There is a strong emphasis on providing a language-rich environment, opportunities for physically active play, teaching social skills, and celebrating cultural diversity.

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

30 children

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4.67 (1)

Mount Roskill - Auckland

BestStart Stoddard Road

A key part of our centre philosophy focuses on creating an inclusive environment for our children to grow, learn and explore. We provide open ended learning experiences to inspire our children's creative thinking skills and imagination. Our centre prides itself on large indoor & outdoor environments and engaging educational spaces for tamariki to discover and learn about the world around them. We value the importance of relationships with our whanau and encourage parent participation as we work together.

Our community is diverse, and we embrace each child’s cultural background and specific needs. Culture is a very important part of BestStart Stoddard Road and we have many ways and experiences to help develop and celebrate cultural identity.

We don’t use any beef and pork in our meals and do offer ‘halal’ meal options to our tamariki. The weekly menu is displayed near the kitchen and the front foyer area.

Kaiako plan children’s learning based on their individual strengths, interests, needs, dispositions and schema as well as working closely with parents/whanau and their aspirations for the children. We offer online portfolios via Story park so families can conveniently see and contribute to their child’s learning.

At BestStart Stoddard our age appropriate learning spaces that have been designed and carefully thought out to help engage your growing child. Our Pepi room (3 mths- 2 yrs) is designed for children to crawl and explore freely within this environment. Nurture and care is our primary focus where teachers strive to build trusting relationships with children and their families.

Our Preschool Tahi room (2 yrs- 3 yrs) is a place for children to explore, learn new skills and develop social skills and communication. Our toddlers have many wonderful learning experiences on a daily basis, which encourage and grow their curiosity, independence and interests. This room is designed to provide basic concepts of art, literacy, numeracy, construction, science, dramatic play and more. Children are encouraged to lead their own learning with the support of their teachers, this encourages your child to learn and grow at their own pace.

Transition into the Our Preschool Rua/Toru room (3yrs - 5 yrs) is carefully planned to make sure your child has all the support they need to move successfully. The 'Be School Ready’ program prepares children individually and in groups for Primary School, focusing on literacy, numeracy, communication, social and self-help skills.

The large outdoor environment offers an open space for children to develop their gross motor skills as they run, jump, climb and challenge themselves on our play equipment. We welcome you to come visit us and discover what we can offer your child today!

Who is BestStart?

BestStart is for families who want more from early-childhood education. Safe, nurturing and educationally focused, we’re committed to growing caring people with curious minds.

Together we teach, learn and nurture.

Our vision is to work in partnership with families, whanau and communities to enable children to achieve their learning potential.

Ko tō mātou tirohanga hei mahi ngātahi i te taha o ngā whānau me ngā hāpori, kia āwhinatia ngā tamariki, kia tū pito mata ai rāatou, hei rangatira mō āpōpō.

We are committed to being a progressive and responsive leader in early-childhood education. We do this by enhancing our services, investing in our people, developing our support structure and continuously improving the educational outcomes and experiences of our children, families and the communities we serve.

Some facts:

  • We’re licensed to educate and care for 15,000 full-time children daily.
  • 18,000 families use BestStart services annually.
  • We have over 270 centres nationwide located from Whangarei to Invercargill.
  • Each centre is managed by a Centre Manager who is supported by a local Area Manager. This gives our centre teams ongoing quality training and support.
  • Te Whāriki, the world-wide acclaimed national early childhood education curriculum, is used in all centres.
  • We have over 4500 permanent teachers nationally. Over 90% of our permanent teaching staff are either fully qualified with a diploma or bachelor of teaching (ECE) or higher, or are in training. These figures are very high by national standards within the ECE sector.
  • We provide a two-year Advice and Guidance Programme for all recently certified teachers, providing further mentoring and training. This gives strong support for teachers from provisional registration to full teacher registration with the NZ Teachers Council.
  • We regularly spend around $4 million on teacher training per annum.

We’re for children

At our heart is our commitment and passion for children. Central to this belief is our focus on the holistic development of children. We support children to explore the world around them, learning through relationships, creating a love of learning in an ever-changing world. Exploration, friendship and fun are part of the journey.

We’re for good

BestStart is a registered charity owned by the Wright Family Foundation. We support initiatives and programmes within BestStart and the wider early-childhood education sector (ECE) that support good outcomes for all children. We do this because we want to make a positive difference to the lives of all children.

Innovation leads us

At BestStart, innovation guides our thinking. We advocate positive change for learners through our research and practice. We’re proud to be thought leaders within ECE, openly challenging ourselves to think differently to provide the best for our children, families and staff.

We’re responsive

Our centres reflect their children, staff and communities. We celebrate individuality, uniqueness and diversity, encouraging a spirit of empathy, understanding and collaboration. Through our responsive relationships and our curriculum, we support learners to choose their own path.

Our people matter

At BestStart people come first. When we grow and develop our people, everyone benefits. We strive for whakamana/empowerment, nurturing a culture of excellence with engaged, talented professionals. Their commitment, skill and passion light our way.

Licensed for

98 children

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4.67 (3)

Mount Roskill - Auckland

Little Scholars Early Learning Centre

Sorry - Little Scholars is now closed and no longer taking enrolments

Licensed for

50 children

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4.67 (1)

Mount Roskill - Auckland

Scribbles Early Education Centre - Mt Roskill

Teachers are committed to providing a PEACEFUL and calm environment, where children find WONDER and JOY in our settings, which provoke ENTHUSIASM in open ended provocations through free play.  Teachers are MINDFUL and RESPECTFUL in their conduct with children, our team, parents and whanau and will be GENEROUS in sharing our time, knowledge and love of learning with all our whanau here at Scribbles. The INTEGRITY of our service is underlined by a code of ethics set out by the Education Council - Our Code, Our Standards - as indicators of best practice. Our curriculum is guided by the learning outcomes of Te Whariki, where teachers observe, assess and extend children’s learning as curious children develop a love of exploring the people, places and things in the world around them.

We will be PATIENT and TRUST in children’s abilities to overcome challenges, take risks and make their own decisions in their learning through child led play. There is much intent placed on TRUST with teachers as well, where children develop responsive and reciprocal relationships with their Kaiako and can depend on the RELIABILITY of their key teacher to understand each child’s individual needs, routines and learning styles. Relationships with parents and whanau are the basis of ongoing partnerships, working together to achieve parent and whanau aspirations for children at the centre, whilst encouraging parents to be active participants in the centre.

As an inclusive centre, we are committed to developing awareness, EMPATHY and understanding, alongside growing skills to support children who have additional needs within a flexible learning environment. Inclusion is also reflected in the cultural diversity of our community, as we welcome children and whanau from all over the world. To protect and encourage participation and celebrate their first languages, cultural values and traditions within the centre. This also underlines our commitment to the principles embedded in the Treaty of Waitangi in protecting our bi-cultural and multicultural community.

Licensed for

95 children

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4.83 (1)

Mount Roskill - Auckland

Pitter Patter Childcare - Dominion

Pitter Patter provides an enriched learning environment that has helped countless children become confident and competent learners for life.

Founded in the last 2000’s, the Child Care Center is located in Dominion Road, Mt Roskill and reflects the diverse backgrounds and multicultural ethnicity of the area. We’re extremely proud of our children and staff, who are always eager to learn, create and grow together. Give us a call if you need more information.

Our Vision

Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more. 

-Loris Malaguzz

We here at Pitter Patter strive to make a beautiful Reggio-Inspired centre, a place where we are sincerely committed to nuture, facilitate, and grow your child’s learning potential. Our learning culture is based on relationships and respect. We are aiming at making our children confident and competent learners for life. We are proud of our passionate teachers who are making sure all the children are getting opportunities for our children to learn and self-discover.

Our richly resourced, and Reggio inspired environment acts as the third teacher for the children.

Our Philosophy

Thee centre has been highly influenced by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy; hence its beauty and natural feel!

At Pitter Patter we respect our children and understand that each of them has individual wants and needs. We believe that learning can only be fostered from a feeling of mutual respect, guidance, and direction, and do our very best to maintain those values in everything we do. Our unique approach supplies our children with the proper support system that will help lead them down the path to success.

Our innovative environments have been carefully designed and abundantly resourced with the warmth of natural resources to encourage children’s creativity and social interactions.

There is a love for natural materials throughout the inside and outdoor spaces, which invites and offers children the opportunity to explore the wonderful sensory experiences nature has to offer.

Children learn through investigations based on their interest. And as teachers we thrive to provide this through our child-centered philosophy which is inspired by Reggio Emilia Approach and is based on principles and goals of Te Whaariki, our national curriculum.


Licensed for

50 children

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5.00 (1)

Mount Roskill - Auckland

Faavae Mautu Aoga Amata

WELCOME TO FAAVAE MAUTU AOGA AMATA!

For over 21 years we have been dedicated to providing a fun and caring learning environment for children. Our Auckland child care centre provides a welcoming and engaging environment from a Samoan Christian and cultural perspective.

We welcome and encourage parents to be actively involved in all aspects of the school and their child’s education. Parents are encouraged to talk with teachers regularly, to read their child’s portfolio and to take part in parent meetings and fiafia nights.

Faavae Mautu Aoga Amata, as our name represents, is about setting an educational foundation for your children so they can start school with the tools they need to succeed. We acknowledge the importance that culture plays in early childhood development with many of our staff fluent in both Samoan and English.

Contact us today to learn more about what Faavae Mautu Aoga Amata can do for you and your family. We look forward to welcoming you and your little ones to our aiga.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Faavae Mautu Aoga Amata is an early childhood care and education centre which aims for its children to build strong foundations, as expressed in its name. We offer a warm, loving, caring and safe environment from a Samoan Christian and cultural perspective. With most staff fluent in Samoan language the centre identifies as strongly bilingual.

We believe in acknowledging Māori as tangata whenua and that our children should have a knowledge of the indigenous culture of New Zealand.

Matou te ofoina atu se siosiomaga ua lava saunia lelei aua le faafaileleina ma le aoaoina o fanauiti uma i tu ma aga faakelisiano ma aga faasamoa, i le gagana Samoa.

Matou te talitonuo Faavae Mautu ia mo fanauiti uma ina ia oia ma tutupu ae ola ni tagata tauivi, loto tetele, filiga ma sogasoga e suesue, salilili ma fesootai atu, toafilemu ma saogalemu i la le tino, la le agaaga, la le mafaufau, ma le talitonu o loo amanaia ma aloaia so latou sao mo aiga, ekalesia ma le atunuu lautele.

Talu ai foi o le Te Whaariki ua matou faatauina ai foi le matau faaaloalo i tagata whenua o leaavea ai se Vaega ole matou polokalama e aoaoina ai e aia i pese, tauloto faapea foi tusi faitau.

CENTRE MISSION STATEMENT

Matou te ofoina atu se siosiomaga ua lava saunia lelei aua le faafaileleina ma le aoaoina o fanauiti uma i tu ma aga faakelisiano ma aga faasamoa, i le gagana Samoa.

Matou te talitonuo Faavae Mautu ia mo fanauiti uma ina ia ola ma tutupu ae o ni tagata tauivi, loto tetele, filiga ma sogasoga e suesue, salilili ma fesootai atu, toafilemu ma saogalemu i la le tino, la le agaaga, la le mafaufau, ma le talitonu o loo amanaia ma aloaia so latou sao mo aiga, ekalesia ma le atunuu lautele.

Talu ai foi o le Te Whaariki ua matou faatauina ai foi le matau faaaloalo i tagata whenua o leaavea ai se Vaega ole matou polokalama e aoaoina ai e aia i pese, tauloto faapea foi tusi faitau

We aim to provide quality care and education in a warm, loving, caring and safe environment offered from a Samoan Christian and cultural perspective in the Samoan language. We believe this will help children to grow up as confident and competent learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit.

We believe in planning for the learning and developmental experiences that will enhance their learning.

We believe that each child should have the freedom of choice and discovery.

We endeavour to include these into the programme which is based on Te Whāriki.

We believe in the importance of acknowledging Maori as Tangata Whenua, and that children should have a knowledge of the indigenous culture of New Zealand.

We believe having this upbringing will help the child feel secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society."


Licensed for

52 children

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4.83 (1)

Mount Roskill - Auckland

Mt Roskill Baptist Kindergarten

Mt Roskill Baptist kindergarten provides quality education in an environment where Biblical truths are taught and lived.  We value children as unique individuals so we provide them with different opportunities to grow and develop into competent and confident learners.  We provide a program based on the interests of children.  Its aim is to encourage children to be self-motivated by creating the foundation for lifelong learning.

We believe that relationships form the basis of quality education and when the teachers nurture the children’s interest with warmth and care, both adults and children learn together. We embrace the idea of the environment as the third teacher which creates, inspires, and supports children to think, to wonder, to be challenged, to investigate further, and to research their working theories of the world around them. We provide a nature-rich environment to give the children every opportunity to develop life skills through interacting with nature.

We acknowledge Te Whariki as a framework that guides and inspires our work with children and adults.  We believe that Maori are the first people of Aotearoa, New Zealand.  Te Reo and Tikanga Maori are woven into our daily practice.  We also acknowledge that we are a multicultural society, and value all cultures, religions, and beliefs within MRBK and beyond.  We value and respect the diversity within our centre regardless of ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, or gender differences.

We value our parents as the first educators of their children.  We promote open and ongoing communication between parents, families, whanau, and teachers, to ensure the individual and specific needs of each child are met. We are welcoming to all our parents and we strive to provide an equitable environment for everyone and encourage supportive links between families and the centre.  We consult with parents, families, and whanau to ensure their needs and aspirations for their child is being met. We provide a program that prepares children for a smooth transition to school.

We are committed to ongoing professional development and to maintaining a high level of trained and registered teachers thus ensuring we offer a high-quality programme.  Teacher professional development, teacher reflections, centre review, and programme evaluation help us to continually monitor, assess, evaluate and improve our teaching and learning, thus enabling us to meet the learning and development aims of all our children and their parents, families, and whanau.

Licensed for

25 children

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5.00 (1)

Mount Roskill - Auckland

Little Buddies Learning Centre

The foundation of Little Buddies Learning Centre is centered around the child and their learning. We will provide all children with a calm and peaceful environment where they can have fun, play and learn. Our approach to education for our young Tamariki is based on the foundation of the principles, strands and goals laid out in the Te Whariki.

Filled with wonder and joy each child should have an environment where they can explore uninterrupted both in the indoor and outdoor areas. Free access to stimulating resources for children is extremely important as this is the way for them to be the owner of their own learning journey.

We believe that when children are provided with unstructured, child-driven and unexpected opportunities of play settings, they have a chance to discover more about themselves and others. This also allows them to grow their skills and learn to interact in a constructive way as well as build relationships and resilience. This resilience will allow the child to have the capacity to rebound from adversity stronger and be more resourceful.

The role of an educator is not to instruct a child on what to do, instead is to observe the child and allow them to experiment in their own way, making mistakes and finding new solutions. The teacher will encourage the child to pursue interests by focusing on what the child enjoys and create an environment of learning while the teacher observes. While focusing on their holistic development the teacher will help them build their empathy, tolerance and trust towards others in the face of adversity.

It is important to create awareness and educate the children about their impact on the environment. We will incorporate environmental education into daily routines and encourage practices where the children have an appreciation for their natural environment providing a platform for ongoing new learning.

A child’s whanau is extremely important in their development and we will build a partnership with the parents and whanau, working together to achieve their aspiration for their children, whilst encouraging them to participate actively. Each whanau also brings in their own cultural perspective adding to the diverse culture of our centre where we respect everyone. In order to protect and encourage participation we will celebrate their first language, cultural values and traditions within the centre. This is also our commitment to the principle embedded into the Treaty Waitangi to protect our bi-cultural and multi-cultural community.

Transition is always about change. Adjusting to change is a major experience in a child’s life and so we aim to make every single transition as smooth as possible for children and parents. This will also have a special emphasis on transition to school for our young learners so that they continue to be positive lifelong learners who are positive and confident towards change.

Licensed for

45 children

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Mount Roskill - Auckland

Lynfield Playcentre

It’s no secret that being a new parent can come with a lot of happiness & a fair share of challenges!

Adjusting to your new life, new routine (or lack of it) and new baby can be a daunting task that is sure to raise many questions.

At Space you and your baby will connect with other new parents & their babies aged between 0 – 4 months old, to explore parenting and children’s development in a safe, facilitated environment. Your Space group will meet weekly, giving you and your baby the chance to make real connections during your baby’s first year.

You & your baby will explore music and movement, crafts, books & a variety of play experiences. You will discover ways to support and extend your baby’s learning & development, including ideas for play experiences at home.

You will get to consider different parenting perspectives, perhaps find out some new information, and have some great, facilitated discussions as you discover ways that work for you and your baby.

Licensed for

25 children

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Mount Roskill - Auckland

Hands at Play Aotearoa

A new ECE centre at Mt. Roskill which provides safe and quality care and education

Licensed for

30 children

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Mount Roskill - Auckland

Dominion Childcare Centre

Why our Centre?

We provide indoor and outdoor flow play for children to be encouraged to choose their area of learning.

Children learn through positive interactions and engagements with other children.

Learning is fun, exciting and innovative for children to choose their materials, equipment and resources in a spacious environment.

Children’s wellbeing is nurtured in a way where their physical, emotional and cognitive is encouraged.

Our Kaiako (teachers) are role models for our children/ tamariki.

Welcome to Dominion Childcare Centre!

It is always an important part of a child’s wellbeing to feel at home and be nurtured in a way parents and whanau feel a sense of belonging in a centre-based environment. For most of the children, it marks the first time they will be away from their parents for a long period of time. We are delighted that you are considering our services as an integral part of your child’s education and care. We are committed to providing the best quality care and education for children from 2-5 years old.

We see how it is important for children’s early development from early ages, starting from birth, children develop brain connections through their everyday experiences. They’re built through positive interactions with their parents and caregivers and by using their senses to interact with the world. A young child’s daily experiences determine which brain connections develop and which will last for a lifetime.

Licensed for

30 children