Childcare options in Harewood
Harewood has a few daycare, childcare and early childhood education options. Book a visit or enquire at any one of them with Kindello. We're here to help you find the perfect fit for you and your child.
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Harewood - Christchurch
Poppies Preschool Gardiners Road
Our lovely 1880's villa is located on Gardiners Road (close to the corner of Johns Road) in a large country garden with plenty of room for children to run and play.
Our Preschool room offers separate spaces inside and out for children from two to approximately three and a half years of age. It allows children a place to grow and learn during a time when they are changing and developing so much. Our ratios in the Preschool range between one teacher to four children to one teacher to seven children. This is much lower than legal required ratios of two staff to 20 children.
With these great ratios we can support the children to develop independence and build relationships.
Our Preschool outdoor environment is large offering access to a covered deck for rainy days, an oversize sandpit, bike track, a fort to climb and slide down as well as swings and spaces to explore. We set up equipment and resources to accommodate children's interests and stage of development.
Our inside space has easy access to the bathroom and provides children with a quiet, calm environment to sleep on stretcher beds after lunch if needed and a fireplace to keep us warm and cosy in winter.
Our daily routine includes group times with stories, music and movement. We carefully plan experiences in the indoor and outdoor environments that your child can enjoy during free play such as art, family corner play, construction, playdough, water and sand play etc.
Harewood - Christchurch
Playcentre is unlike any other early childhood education organisation. At Playcentre, both children and their parents / caregivers attend.
At Playcentre children get the opportunity to learn and explore in a fun and safe environment. The curiosity and creativity of our tamariki is nurtured in a way that allows them to learn about themselves and their world.
Your child will be given a chance to explore, create, climb, read, sing, experiment, play music, wear costumes, have their face painted (or do it themselves!), garden, do carpentry with real tools, bake and cook, build sandcastles, swing, slide, dance, spend time in nature and get messy.
The activities change every day. Playcentre parents all bring different skills, interests, and cultural backgrounds to add to the rich learning environment. We welcome families with children aged 0 – 6 years. Mixed age play allows your children to engage with others older and younger than themselves.
Pre-schoolers learn how to communicate, share and negotiate with empathy for their younger peers.
At Playcentre, families come together and lifelong friendships are formed. We welcome you to visit any time during the year. You are entitled to three free visits so come and check out what we do – we would love to meet you and your family!
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Education and Care
Teacher-led and at least half of the educators will be qualified early childhood education teachers.
Community-focused childcare, where the teachers seek to involve families and whānau.
Parent-focused and family-orientated approach to childcare. Play-led learning.
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