Our relationships with parents and whanau are incredibly important to us - and to your child’s learning and development. Maintaining a culture of trust, respect and warmth helps support your child’s social ability and emotional well-being. To keep you connected with your child’s daily experiences, we capture their progress through beautiful portfolios (both hard copy and online), daily diaries and centre newsletters. Your child’s creations will also proudly feature throughout our centre on our walls and display stations. You’re also free to join us at any time of the day!
Our team is approachable and accessible to chat through daily news, recommendations or progress, and our on-site owner maintains a close connection to our centre community. As well as emails, phone calls, newsletters and informal conversations, we’ll also provide more formal opportunities throughout the year to discuss your child’s progress and celebrate their development.
Some take it all in their stride… some take a little more coaxing… and for some there’ll be plenty of tears. And we’re just talking about the parents! Worry, guilt and concern are normal feelings, and it’s our aim to give you the support you need so you feel comfortable and confident that your child is happy in their new routine. As for your child, they may also be anxious or excited. Our experienced, loving staff know just what it takes to ensure each child feels safe, welcome and settled.
It’s not long before their excitement around learning and playing takes over any feelings of uncertainty. Soon, they’ll have wonderful friends in both their peers, and their teachers. Our promise to you is to always keep in touch regularly during the settling period, and we welcome you to check in with us anytime you need reassurance.
Our fees vary according to sessions chosen and age. We provide 20 hours free ECE per week for children over three years of age. Nappies and food are included for any sessions over 4 hours (formula is to be provided by parents).
Try us risk free - To ensure Kiddywinkles is the right fit for both you and your child, we offer four weeks free but also our Kiddywinkles RISK FREE guarantee. That is, if your child is not settled after the second month, your third month is FREE (by agreement between Parent and Head Teacher).
If you would like to know more about our fees and services, please contact us directly.
Your child is here to have FUN! That means getting active and experimenting with different materials - which also means…getting messy! Aprons are supplied for children to wear, however paint and water has a tendency of finding its way onto all sorts of places, so our advice is to leave the best clothes at home so your child has the freedom to play and explore.
Please label all belongings clearly and pack their bag with:
Healthy bodies, healthy minds! Providing nourishing food is our priority, and with an on-site cook we take care of healthy meals for all children. Food and drink is served at regular intervals, with variety and quality, while nurturing habits that promote healthy behaviours with food.
Your child’s safety and wellbeing while at our centre is always paramount. Signs of illness or discomfort are treated with precaution. In the event of a child being sick he/she will be isolated in the centre’s office away from other children to minimise the risk of spreading the illness, and shall be excluded from attendance at the centre until they are back in good health.
Transition between rooms, and from preschoolto primary school, only takes place through consultation with you around your child’s readiness. Our team will keep you updated on your child’s development,and arrange a time with discuss progression when appropriate.