Childcare options in Hornby

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A picture of Barnardos Hornby Pasifika Early Learning Centre

Hornby - Christchurch

Barnardos Hornby Pasifika Early Learning Centre

Hornby Pasifika Early Learning Centre is a safe, diverse and welcoming environment where quality early learning and our tamariki are at the heart of what we do.  

Built in 2017, you’ll be delighted by our natural, spacious and engaging centre that reflects our local community. Your child will be inspired and stimulated by our rich array of play-based experiences in our indoor and outdoor spaces. We are proud to be a part of a diverse and vibrant community where your child’s unique identity is celebrated.

Licensed for

47 children

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Hornby - Christchurch

Home Grown Kids Hornby

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

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5.00 (1)

Hornby - Christchurch

Kidsfirst Kindergartens Wigram

Located in the heart of Wigram on Springs Road, Kidsfirst Wigram offers a vibrant and inclusive learning environment for children aged 2-5 years. The recently renovated kindergarten is designed to provide a sense of connection to the neighboring community, allowing children to observe and engage with the world around them. With a focus on place-based education, Kidsfirst Wigram aims to foster a deep appreciation for local heritage, landscape, cultures, and experiences, reflecting the multicultural and diverse nature of the community. Inside the kindergarten, children are encouraged to explore and learn at their own pace in play areas that promote independent and collaborative learning. The spacious and inviting outdoor environment offers a range of experiences, from sand and water play to imaginative and physical challenges. Surrounded by nature, children have opportunities to engage their senses, observing birds, plants, insects, and textures. By emphasizing outdoor play and exploration, Kidsfirst Wigram nurtures children's connection to the natural world and fosters a sense of wonder and appreciation for their surroundings.

Licensed for

40 children

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Hornby - Christchurch

Little House Montessori

Little House Montessori is a childcare centre in Christchurch. We are licensed for 50 children.

Little House Montessori Preschool ...... a bright start prepares your child for a life long journey of learning

Licensed for

50 children

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Hornby - Canterbury

Little House Montessori Zinnia Way

Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the highly trained teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process.

Licensed for

80 children

A picture of Trillium Montessori School

Hornby - Christchurch

Trillium Montessori School

At Trillium Montessori School children will be encouraged to explore through self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. Children will be encouraged to work individually, at their own pace and in groups as they begin discover and explore the knowledge of the world, to reach their maximum potential and build a foundation for life long learning.

Our Vision

Our vision is to nurture and empower children to reach their full potential by planting the seeds to create a passion for life-long learning.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a prepared caring environment for children from 6 months to 6 years that would enhance their natural curiosity towards collaborative learning and self-discovery guided by the Montessori Method of Teaching.

We Offer

At Trillium Montessori School, we offer a caring and challenging educational environment for infants, toddlers and pre-school children up to 6 years of age.

Licensed for

32 children

A picture of An Nur Childcare Centre

Hornby - Christchurch

An Nur Childcare Centre

Welcome to An-Nur, your local community’s non-profit early childhood service. Feel free to visit and view or call us today!

We have been operating within our generous premises for over 10 years meeting and exceeding the communities’ childcare, early childhood education, baby care and preschool needs.

Need to Know:

Open: 8.15am- 5pm Monday-Friday, with holiday programmes available for older children to support our families (dependant on demand).

We are able to accommodate both pricing plan enrolments set on minimum hours, as well as per hour bookings to allow flexibility with days and hours.

Additional Optional Services: one-to-one weekly pre-writing, pre-reading, math, Arabic and Qura’n lessons. Door to door pick-up and drop-off service

Children aged: five and under

Language(s): English, Arabic, and Te Reo Māori

Licensed for

38 children

A picture of Brynley Street Nursery & Preschool

Hornby - Christchurch

Brynley Street Nursery & Preschool

We opened the doors to Brynley Street Nursery and Preschool in October 2008 with the dream of creating a beautiful space for the youngest members of our community to be nurtured, cared for and educated.   

We believe it is important for children to feel secure and valued when in our care. It is our ongoing vision to create 'The Next Best Place to Home'... home representing a place of sanctuary and comfort , a place where we can be with our family, relax, laugh, be heard and be accepted. This notion of home underpins the service we offer our families.  

We feel it is important for children to engage with and explore a natural environment and to have fun while doing so. With this in mind we offer large, well considered play spaces, plenty of natural resources, large trees (attracting bird life) and an earthy colour palette throughout (to reflect our rural roots). We have organic gardens, chickens that lay eggs, rabbits & a resident cat named Franklin. Our pets are apart of our centre family    

We believe it is essential to have teachers who are warm, caring and demonstrate a passionate commitment to teaching children to be 'lifelong learners' all while fostering strong relationships with children and families. We have carefully selected our teaching team because they are able to demonstrate these qualities that are so important to our service. 

With this in mind we hope you feel like you have come home when you walk through our door! We warmly welcome you and your family to our service...  

Licensed for

35 children

A picture of Kidsfirst Kindergartens Hornby

Hornby - Christchurch

Kidsfirst Kindergartens Hornby

Located in the culturally diverse community of Hornby, Kidsfirst Kindergartens Hornby offers a newly-renovated space that reflects the vibrant local community. The kindergarten provides a spacious and welcoming environment for children aged 2-5 years, with a focus on fostering curiosity, creativity, and independence. Inside, children have ample opportunities to explore and try new things, with a strong emphasis on language and literacy development. The outdoor area offers room for exploration and physical skill development, featuring movable equipment and green spaces. The kindergarten also places importance on environmental stewardship, involving children in gardening and teaching them about sustainability. With a range of real resources available, children learn to manage risks and make safe choices while engaging in meaningful play.

Licensed for

40 children