We are committed to care for all tamariki in a secure and stimulating environment, enabling each child to develop and learn at their own pace.
Childcare at our centre is designed to meet whānau aspirations and the needs of each child, with age-appropriate activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers throughout their day.
We are conveniently located for families in Manurewa, Takanini, Hillpark, Alfriston and Totara Heights, so come say hi! We’ll make time to show you and your family around the centre so you can experience for yourself, an environment where children are safe, loved and learning.
Whānau, you’re more than welcome to pop in at any time during the day to visit us! We encourage you to bring your child with you too, so we can meet them and introduce them to Kaiako and our environment.
Centre Director / Pou Kaitiaki
Why Choose Our Centre
Simply put, it’s because we offer outstanding early childhood care and learning. But here are a few other great reasons:
- We have long-serving Kaiako with a wealth of experience and stability, providing a home away from home.
- We are a multi-cultural centre; between our team, we speak Hindi, Punjabi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Haryanvi, Togan, Samoan and English.
- Our operational hours allow us to provide flexible options to suit your family’s needs, with full-time and part-time care.
- Kai is included. We provide high-quality plant-based whole-food meals for tamariki—all cooked on-site and prepared with love.
- We offer a generous leave policy because we understand the unpredictability of children’s absences.
- We pride ourselves on having a safe and clean environment for your child to spend their day in.
About Our Care
We believe children learn best in a nurturing and playful environment where Kaiako are responsive to children’s dispositions, urges, interests and whānau aspirations. Kaiako plan, assess and evaluate all tamariki to create activities that support and extend their learning. Our team aspire to provide a learning environment embracing of Māori as tangata whenua of New Zealand and to share this with our tamariki.
Our learning program is underpinned by Te Whāriki with an approach that caters for individual needs and respectful care towards each person. While respectful care is weaved in our teaching practise throughout the centre, you’ll find this approach especially noticeable in our babies and toddlers rooms. Kaiako who care for very young children understand the importance of slowing down, building trust, giving pēpi their full attention, provide free movement, uninterrupted time and to tune in to their cues. In our rooms for preschoolers, our team are all about supporting them in their pathway to kura. We want tamariki to feel confident, capable, ready and excited for school when they transition out of their early years with us.
We also acknowledge whānau as first teachers, so your partnership is deeply valued. We would like you to feel comfortable as a contributing part of our centre whānau.
As a centre community established in 2001, work together through manaakitanga, aroha, kindness, whanaungatanga and rituals to build an centre life that supports each other’s well-being or hauora, and our wairuatanga or identity.
We understand that families have different childcare needs, and we would love to discuss them with you. This enables us to provide a tailored approach to your child’s care, learning and fees, to support their growth.
Life At Our Centre
Having rooms with different age groups is brilliant, because there’s a big difference, in our minds, between a child who has just turned 2 and one who is about to turn 5. We love the fact that each age group has their own space and learning environment, whilst still able to come together for play-time. We appreciate all our children have been cared for by the same Teachers over the years.
The Teachers at Kindercare Manurewa go above and beyond for the children. The meals are supremely healthy and the children love them. Kindercare are the best and have an extremely high quality when it comes to education and the interaction with both the children and parents.
We would like to thank all of you sincerely for being our children’s second family. We will forever be grateful to you for playing a major role in their formative years. May Kindercare Manurewa continue to provide a safe space for other children who will be equally blessed for having you as part of their lives.