Monday – Friday
7:30am – 5:30pm
We are only closed for the statutory holidays
whakawhanaungatanga/forming of relationship
We encourage our whānau to visit the centre prior to starting, that way our whānau and their tamariki can meet and interact with their new friends and kaiako before the big day. This will also give kaiako an opportunity to develop a relationship, identify interests and also learn about the needs of your tamaiti.
our teacher to child ratio is regulated by the ministry of education. we require 1 teacher to 4 under 2yr olds and 1 teacher to 9 over 2yr olds. our centre aim to provide better ratio to ensure we are providing quality education to your tamariki.
open door policy
we aim to operate under an open door policy, where whānau are welcome to the centre at any time. working with whānau is an essential part of our philosophy and practice within our centre.
Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late snack are provided.
When visiting please speak with our team about our current menu, Tamariki with special meal requirements are welcome to bring a lunch box.
our curriculum is an individualised child-centred programme and is based on observing our tamariki and their interest; this practice is supported by the principles from te Whāriki.
Health & safety
centre policy and hazard checklists are reinforced by staff. these include ensuring our kaiako are first aid trained. hazard safety checks are completed when opening and closing our centre.
Please ensure your tamaiti is kept home if they are unwell. if your child requires medication while in our care please ensure you fill in our medication booklet when signing your tamariki in – all medications must be kept in the kitchen and will only be given if your Childs name is clearly stated.
a first aid kit is kept on site with homeopathic medications such as arnica and SAVLON cream, PLEASE specify if these creams are suitable for your tamariki.
we require an immunisation status of all tamariki at our centre, please ensure you update these records where possible.
FEES & FINANCIALS
INVOICES ARE ISSUED WEEKLY AND ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE VIA INTERNET BANKING OR EFTPOS WITHIN THE WEEK OF YOUR INVOICE BEING SENT. ALL OVER DUE DEBTS WILL BE SENT TO OUR DEBT COLLECTIONS AGENCY – A FINAL LETTER WILL BE SENT PRIOR TO THIS,
20 ece hours, ministry of education – our centre offer 20 hours subsidised education to 3yrs and over. to activate this offer you must complete an attestation form to confirm your tamaiti attendance with us.
childcare subsidy – work and income provide childcare subsidy to many whānau across Aotearoa, please research whether your whānau meet these requirements.
Hourly rates – Under 2 – $7 per hour and Over 2 – $6.50 per hour.
if you require our full fee policy please complete our enquiry form, you will find the link on our “contact” TAB.
Education review report – summary of findings
“the service integrates a culturally responsive curriculum that reflects Māori ways of being and doing. Te reo is promoted as a living and relevant language through the integration of te reo me ōna tikanga Māori throughout the curriculum. Infants and toddlers are engaged in cultural practices such as communal care, aroha and tuakana/teina relationships. The bicultural curriculum reflects Māori children’s cultural worldviews, identities, and behavioural expectations. This enriches children’s understanding and respect of the cultural heritages of both parties to Te Tiriti o Waitangi”.