Childcare options in Bell Block

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Bell Block - New Plymouth

Lollipops Bell Block

Nestled in the heart of the Bell Block community, Lollipops Bell Block offers quality care and learning for the early years. Our professional passionate teachers, safe and nurturing environment, and well considered curriculum help to bring out the very best in each and every child. Purpose designed buildings and large outdoor play areas give tamariki the space and opportunity to embrace their individuality, while building independence and resilience. Children learn at their own pace, through activities and experiences that encourage discovery and exploration.

Why choose us?

There are a host of reasons why families choose Lollipops Bell Block. Here are just a few of them:

  • Located in the heart of the Bell Block community
  • Kind and caring teachers
  • Whanau, teachers and children work in consultation
  • Well resourced
  • Large outdoor spaces with real grass
  • Three separate rooms for each age and stage
  • Regular excursions in and around the local community
  • Weekly playball for our Juniors and Preschoolers
  • Cultural activities
  • Strong community focus and relationship with local retirement village

Our Rooms

Lollipops Bell Block has three separate rooms, enabling us to deliver safe, nurturing and age appropriate learning experiences for all our children.

Infant Room

Catering for our little ones aged 3 months to 2 years, we provide an environment that supports the natural development of our tamariki and promotes a strong sense of belonging through collaborative relationships.

Junior Room

This home away from home for our 2 to 3 year olds. Our Junior Room is a nurturing, warm and caring environment that inspires tamariki to expand their learning in a unhurried manner, whilst promoting confidence when making choices for themselves.

Preschool Room

Our Preschool Room is equipped for our 3 to 5 year olds, and is a busy, creative environment offering tamariki opportunities to grow and develop skills in all curriculum areas, in preparation for school.

Licensed for

126 children

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Bell Block - New Plymouth

Future Kids Preschool New Plymouth

Future Kids natural outdoor spaces with a lovely bright and light indoor area - a child’s big backyard a home away from home!

With good old fashion values that encompass home grown cooked meals that have organic wholesome food included in them with our no added sugar policy - each and every day!

We will create a place where imagination can be grown and skills can be developed.

Future Kids Preschool's focus is on the children of our future and earth; we will inspire children to create, and empower them to learn. We do this with a holistic approach that nurtures both the child and our earth.

Our Philosophy

Empowering all children and adults to be creative, risk takers, promoting positive attitudes and values that lead to open ended learning experiences.

Inspiring our community to adopt clean green environmentally friendly practices for our future.

Empowering children to be confident learners and communicators.

Our Programme

Our programme at Future Kids is based on the New Zealand early childhood education curriculum called Te Whâriki.

Future Kids is committed to providing a programme that balances the interests of the child together with the aspirations of both the parents and teachers. Our programme is varied and flexible on a day to day basis, developing the curiosities of children. We offer a range of learning opportunities to engage tamariki in a well-resourced, creative and inspiring environment.

We see children as capable learners and we believe our job, is to provide the experiences and opportunities to encourage a love of learning, as well as the essential skills a child needs to be confident in their world.

Our team of qualified, experienced and knowledgeable teachers engage with your child; getting to know their interests and personalities. Through activities, experiences, group times, shared kai times and the choice between inside and outside play; we capture your child’s interest and creatively offer an environment where your child will have endless opportunities to communicate, explore and contribute, within our Future Kids community.

At the heart of our programme, we have a commitment to being kind, nurturing and caring while sharing in laughter throughout each day.

Our teachers document the children’s learning through observations which we call Learning Stories. We are passionate about sharing with you the experiences and learning that happens at Future Kids. This documentation can be seen within the centre, portfolios and online through a private documentation system called Educa. This documentation forms the basis of our programme planning. We aim to work in partnership with you and value the goals, aspirations and ideas you have for your child.

If you have specific goals in mind for your child, please speak to us so we can work in partnership with you in working towards these goals with your child.

Licensed for

120 children

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Bell Block - New Plymouth

Bell Block Community Nest

Bell Block Childcare established in 1989 for the community. From 2020 trading as BBK Community Nest.Bell Block Childcare is a childcare centre in New Plymouth. 

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35 children

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Bell Block - New Plymouth

Bell Block Pohutakawa Kindergarten

We have an early childhood curriculum designed to support your child’s learning.

We explore and discover

  • Gardening
  • Conservation of creatures great and small
  • The world of literacy, maths, science, biology, technology, music, drama and dance

We learn to

  • Be curious, investigate and explore
  • Use all of our senses
  • Develop confidence
  • Solve big and little questions

Photographs and written words are displayed in children’s personal Reflective Journals to communicate the significance and depth of their learning.

At Bell Block Pohutukawa Kindergarten we celebrate – enthusiasm, amazement and friendship.

Licensed for

31 children

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Bell Block - New Plymouth

Puketapu Kindergarten

Why choose Puketapu Kindergarten?

  • An environment where respectful and reciprocal language is promoted
  • A learning environment that promotes responsibility and respect through the communication of clear boundaries
  • Children’s individual culture needs are recognised and valued
  • Literacy, numeracy and science is integrated across the programme
  • Challenging level of conceptual and technological experiences
  • Independent cooperative play
  • Purpose built environment with up to date maintained resources
  • Children are affirmed and guided in their play
  • Children are provided with language to support harmonious relationships
  • Focus on sustainability and looking after our environment

Pop in, we would be pleased to meet you

Licensed for

34 children

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Bell Block - New Plymouth

KidsZone Preschool

Every parent wants to give their child the best education they can. One of the most important decisions you’ll make for your child is choosing the right childcare centre for their needs. KidsZone are a purpose-built facility located in New Plymouth, offering a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment for early childhood learning.

At KidsZone we give your kids a Great Start!

At KidsZone, we seek to provide a nurturing, stimulating and caring environment where all children in the community can feel safe as they learn and grow. Our aim is to fully encourage your child to embark on a lifetime of learning. Your child will also benefit from our Nursery and Preschool, which have been purposely built so that kids can have plenty of room to play and rest.

Licensed for

105 children

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Bell Block - New Plymouth

Henwood Kindy

Henwood Kindy has two kindy whare, Te Roopu Kereru and Te Roopu Kauri. Our two kindy whare are semi-independent from each other and have a team of five kaiako (teachers) each.

Our Kindy Whare

Te Roopu Kereru and Te Roopu Kauri

Henwood Kindy opened in May 2010. Due to the high demand for our service we now have two kindy whare - Te Roopu Kereru and Te Roopu Kauri. Each whare have a roll of up to 25 tamariki/children per day. Our indoor and outdoor areas exceed regulatory requirements as do our teacher:child ratios. We strongly believe in the social, emotional and educational benefits of a smaller group size. Smaller group sizes enhances quality learning and well-being for all tamariki, whānau/families and kaiako/teachers.

Te Roopu Kereru and Te Roopu Kauri operate independently from each other, with a permanent teaching team in each. With 11 kaiako/teachers in total we have created a team that will provide a diverse network in which to construct professional dialogue and ideas; thus building a stronger foundation for tamariki learning. All of our permanently employed kaiako are fully qualified Early Childhood Educators with current teacher registration.

Our outdoor areas and gardens are large with spaces that encourage curiosity, creativity, innovation, and tamariki to be enthusiastic about their natural environment and their learning within it. The indoor areas are inviting and aesthetically pleasing with a wonderful selection of natural, recycled, sustainable and creative resources for tamariki to explore. We value uninterrupted, engaged, imaginative play as the catalyst for optimal learning for young tamariki.

Our animals and communal paddock are a big part of our kindy culture - tamariki recycle their food scraps to feed our rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens and worms. The tamariki, whānau and kaiako have developed the paddock into a very unique environment, it is wonderful space that is a communal area between the two kindys and for hosting whanau events. We are also very lucky to have occasional use of our neighbouring farm for outings.

Our Kindy van allows us to be involved in our community. Excursions are planned to incorporate the interests of tamariki, whānau, kaiako and what is happening in our wider community. Just the ride in the van creates enthusiasm and a real sense of belonging as we participate as a community. Whānau involvement is an integral part of our philosophy; we host several whānau evenings and fun events during the year and invite whānau to be involved in kindy in ways that are meaningful to them.

Licensed for

56 children