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We believe the future citizenship of our children begins with early childhood upbringing, where children learn about respect and values, and develop a lifelong passion for learning.

Philosophy of the School

  • To provide a positive, safe, comfortable and healthy environment for children and parents, caregivers, whanau and staff, within a loving, caring, friendly and happy atmosphere, with open and sincere communication.
  • To create a micro community in which children and adults nurture well balanced children, who accept and value the differences of individuals within that community, whether those differences are cultural, talent based or personality. Because we accept and value differences, discrimination will not exist within our micro community.
  • We believe our micro community is an integral part of society where we value the multicultural aspects of the New Zealand society. We recognise Te Tiriti o Waitangi as a living and guiding document of our society, and Acknowledge te reo Maori as the official language of Aotearoa.
  • We encourage and foster interaction with other organisations in the community, for example, libraries, museums, schools, sports clubs and rest homes etc. We also seek to strengthens and foster a strong bond between Child, Home, Family and the Centre.
  • Children learn in a fun, creative and interesting environment through play (Learning is Child's Play) and a programme that is delivered in a holistic manner based on the strands Wellbeing, Belonging, Contribution, Communication and Exploration.
  • Children are offered opportunities to research, explore, generate and modify their own working theories about the physical, social and natural material world, thus learning independence and developing confidence and self esteem. Our programme incorporates the principles of Empowerment, Holistic Development, Family, Community and Relationships.
  • We recognise the importance of positive role models, and value and acknowledge each team member's contribution and life experiences in how they enrich the centre. We support our colleagues/team in their own professional development and further education, also ensure that, as a team, we stay informed of current issues and trends in early childhood education and the latest curriculum developments in both New Zealand and overseas.
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Centre and Operations

Address: 1 RAROA RD
Owner:Eva Brody
Centre Category:Full Day Centre
Number of Children:Twentyeight (10 under two year olds and 18 over two year olds)
Hours of Operation:
The centre is open five days a week Monday to Friday inclusive. It is open from 7.30am to 6 pm to children and families.

Please advise the staff if delay is unavoidable at 5.30pm, or if there are any changes in the usual arrangements (note in register).

Should you arrive after 6pm a late fee will be charged, $10.00 per 30 minutes payable to centre.

The centre will be open throughout the year, except statutory holidays and about two and a half weeks over Christmas.
Age of Children:
The centre accepts children from 3 months to five years or thereabouts when the child is able to attend school. This age range can be negotiated with the supervisor.

Children who have attended the centre and have turned five will be considered for holiday care depending on spaces available.

Teacher Child Ratio: 1 - 3  from three months to under 2 years
1 - 6  over two years
Teacher Aides are not included in this ratio.
The best time to contact Eva Brody is before 11am or after 3pm each day.

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Enrolment Policy

1.  Admissions
a.  Parents and caregivers contacting the center by phone or in person are given the opportunity to inspect the center.
b.  They may enroll their children presently, or go on a waiting list, or indicate the date they want to start their children.
2.  Holding Fee
  Parent(s) booking a placement in advance are required to pay a holding fee equivalent to two weeks fees to secure that place.
3.  Waiting Lists
  The Supervisor of the Centre may maintain a waiting list and manage that list in a way that she/he thinks fit.

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Meet Our Qualified Team
Licensee Eva Brody Diploma of ECE NZ 7.30am - 6.00pm F/T Both age groups
Supervisor Eva Brody a Capital N for Special Needs Eu. Master
Teacher Shirley Yu Diploma of Teaching - ECE, English and Mandarin 8.30am - 5.30pm F/T Infants and Toddlers
Teacher Melanie Hart Bachelor of Education ECE 8.00am - 4.30pm F/T Infants & Toddlers
Teacher Rachael Henderson Nanny certificate 8.30am - 4.00pm F/T Works with both age groups
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1 Raroa Road Kelburn,

(+64-4) 475-9200

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