At Kiddywinkles we guide children to learn about their world and how it works through exploration and interaction with the people, places and things that are meaningful to them. We also strongly believe that the social culture of a child’s early years sets their moral compass for life. The end of each year is marked with a ‘celebration of learning’ that everyone looks forward to.
While learning is self-directed at Kiddywinkles, our teachers have been trained to provide valuable opportunities for problem solving and critical thinking. To support progress in literacy, mathematics and science, they plan learning exercises that are appropriate for children’s emerging interests and abilities. Our curriculum embraces both English and Te Ao Māori.
Learning and development activities at Kiddywinkles daycare include:
Our operating hours are from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday to Friday. We are open all year, except for public holidays. Session lengths include full days, half days and school days. Fees are age dependent and start from $40 for a full day for over 3s (including the 20 hour ECE subsidy).
If you are considering Kiddywinkles childcare as a learning centre for your pre-schooler, you’re invited to come and see our centre for yourself. And of course you should bring your child! Kiddywinkles’ most recent ERO report recognised our ability to create a nurturing environment where children feel at home and learn steadily.
“Children and families experience meaningful and trusting relationships with teachers. They are welcomed into a family-like environment where home and cultural beliefs and practices are affirmed and valued. Teachers gather useful information from parents to enhance children’s care and learning. As a result of these good practices, children have a strong sense of belonging and are settled in the centre.”
Our daycare centre is a provider of 20 hours free ECE for children 3-5 years old.
Once we know the best times for your child, we can immediately provide you with the weekly fees.
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