Childcare options in Newlands

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Newlands - Wellington

Bright Star Education and Care Centre

Bright Star Education & Care Centre is a private full-time childcare centre. We are located at 1 Batchelor Street, Newlands, Wellington, near the community centre.

Bright Star caters for children from 6 months to 5 years old and is licensed for 43 places with no more than 11 places for under 2 years old children. The government’s “20 hours free” scheme will be applied to children over 3 years of age.

We value qualified early childhood professionals, a high staff-child ratio, and an engaging programme as priorities to high quality education and care. Our family-like Centre environment provides a warm, loving, and supportive learning place for children to play, learn and grow together.

Our tailored menu aims to meet the National Heart Foundation and 5+ Vege/Fruit per day guidelines in order to promote the healthy growth and nutrition of our children.    

Licensed for

43 children

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Newlands - Wellington

Home Grown Kids Newlands

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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Newlands - Wellington

Newlands Tamariki Playcentre

Newlands Tamariki Playcentre is a nurturing social environment where your children’s learning will be enhanced by a well-resourced centre with well-equipped lovely indoor and outdoor play areas. 

 In our centre, children can explore through a multitude of activities such as messy, sensory, creative, physical, and imaginative play. As a parent, you will also be able to extend your own knowledge on subjects such as positive guidance, expanding your child’s creativity and learning alongside each other.  These tools will help strengthen your parenting journey. 

We offer a high ratio of adults to children.  Children benefit from learning alongside children of different ages; and from an early age can engage and interact in the world around them, learn to care for each other and play cooperatively.   

We provide permanent membership, including flexible terms for parents with young babies. We cater for children from birth to six years of age. Visitors are always welcome.

Licensed for

30 children

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Newlands - Wellington

Bellevue Kindergarten

Bellevue Kindergarten in Newlands offers a warm and welcoming environment to children and families. We recognise the importance of working in partnership with parents and have strong relationships with whanau, who are welcome to stay with their child at any time. Bellevue has a hard-working committee of parents who support our teachers.   

The programme offered is strong in numeracy, literacy and art and teachers respond to children’s interests and needs. Our programme recognises and respects New Zealand’s bicultural heritage and our older children take part in kapa haka sessions weekly.  

We value, respect, and celebrate the different cultures of our families and welcome the contribution these make to our programme.  

We have recently completed a full upgrade of our outside environment with new safety surfaces and gardens.

Licensed for

40 children

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Newlands - Wellington

Newlands Kindergarten

Newlands Kindergarten has been part of the Newlands community for 50 years. We feed into 4 local schools and serve an ethnically diverse community with a wide cultural mix. Many of our children are learning English as an Newlands Kindergarten has been part of the Newlands community for 50 years. We feed into 4 local schools and serve an ethnically diverse community with a wide cultural mix. Many of our children are learning English as an additional language.   

Working closely with whanau is a big component of our programme and philosophy. We recognise that children come to kindergarten with prior knowledge and skills, and we work in partnership with whanau to foster children’s confidence as a learner.    

Our focus is on learning while having fun and providing a warm and welcoming environment.    

Diversity is celebrated, and we focus on building social competence and promoting equity and inclusion. We do this by promoting a real sense of belonging, supporting language development, a good sense-of- self, participation, and clear communication. Literacy, numeracy, music, drama, and gardening as well as sustainability feature strongly in our programme.  

We support risk taking, problem solving and help children to develop resilience, perseverance, and self-belief. We have a well-resourced environment to engage and encourage children’s development in these areas.   

We have five teachers who are 100% qualified and registered and an administrator in our team. Our teachers are all experienced ECE practitioners committed to ongoing professional learning and development.

Licensed for

41 children