Childcare options in Papakura Central

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Papakura Central - Auckland

Tiny Turtles Educare

We, at Tiny Turtles Educare, see ourselves as a large extended family embracing parents, whanau, educators, children and also the community.

We see ourselves as being a welcoming place where children and parents can belong.  A place where the values of people from all the different cultures present and the different abilities and skills are accepted and respected and valued.

At Tiny Turtles Educare we integrate and emphasise a bicultural perspective giving all children the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding about the heritages of both partners to Te Tiriti O Waitangi.

Te Whariki, the National Early Childhood Curriculum, is the foundation that encourages holistic learning and development and on which we base this philosophy.

Our goal is to provide quality education that will have a significant and lasting impact on children's overall development.

Our aim is that when children leave our centre they will be more competent learners, confident and secure in their sense of belonging and have a love of learning that will continue throughout their lives.

How do we do it?

We see the environment as a major contributing educator to our children and have really tried to set up Tiny Turtles Educare to meet the varying developmental levels and learning needs of each child.

All children have the opportunity to experience a rich environment that encompasses tactile experiences, literacy and numeracy skills, outdoor play, sand/water/carpentry, block building, family play, puzzles, art, music and much more.

The children themselves choose the areas that interest them and the teachers are there to support and nurture and try and expand these interests and learning through discussion. These discussions often lead into the recording of learning stories which are kept in individual children's portfolios.

Our group of very caring and highly qualified staff are there to ensure that during the time your child is at Tiny Turtles Educare they receive high quality education and care that is tailored to their individual needs.

Licensed for

32 children

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Papakura Central - Auckland

Discoveries Educare - Papakura

Childcare Centre in Papakura

Our purpose-built centre is newly built with the latest child learning resources, and licensed for 100 children. We are staffed with qualified teachers chosen for their enthusiasm and commitment to children and early childhood education.

We’re extremely proud of our open door policy and communication process, which encourages children, staff, management and parents/whanau/caregivers to feel a sense of belonging within our environment. We acknowledge the unique place of Maori children as Tangata Whenua in the sense that every child has the right to rich bi-cultural experiences that reflect their heritage.

As educators we believe in nurturing and teaching children to become confident independent learners who are confident in their own strength and abilities, and take pride in their own learning and accomplishments.

Licensed for

100 children

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Papakura Central - Auckland

Papakura First Presbyterian Pre-School

Welcome to First Church Preschool… We are Papakuras’ hidden Gem! Did you know children can start at 2.5 years of age and there is no charge for under threes?! We are a non-profit organisation and we aim to serve our children and families the best we can – SO we offer 20 free hours to ALL our children irrespective of their age! We can offer your child a high quality early childhood experience in a peaceful and stress free environment. We have a maximum of 30 children who are supported by an amazing, experienced teaching team who will support your childs’ learning all the way through to the beginning of school. Our playground was re developed in 2018 and now it offers endless challenges and play spaces to promote imagination, curiosity and focussed earning experiences. We have some fabulous large trees and an area of real grass which we utilise fully. We aim to foster a love of learning and encourage the children to use their imaginations, be curious and discover all kinds of new things about the world in which they live. We deliver a holistic programme which provides for all aspects of a rounded early childhood education, including physical, social, emotional, academic, and spiritual development. We are a Christian centre and have teachings from the Bible, celebrate Christian events and use Christian songs and stories with the children. We operate from a Christian world view and weave Christian ethics into all that we do. For example, Christian values such as love, joy, peace, patience, perseverance, kindness (Gal 5:22) and so on are woven into our teaching programmes on a daily basis. We would love to meet with you, show you around our preschool and discuss your childs’ education with you. Please feel free to call in and meet us any time. Blessings!

Licensed for

30 children

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