Kindercare Wigram Skies
At Kindercare Wigram Skies, we emphasise the importance of social and emotional development in tamariki. We want children to know that their emotional needs will always be recognised, met, and supported.
My team and I are dedicated to integrating opportunities for self-development into our curriculum. We encourage inquiry, creativity, and problem-solving skills, fostering an environment that sparks curiosity and allows tamariki to take risks in their learning within a safe space. Our team believes in being active learners alongside the children, embarking on an exciting journey of discovery and growth together.
We truly value the relationships we build with our families because we understand the important role that parents play in their child’s development, and we strive to work in partnership with you. By involving whānau in our program, and embracing each family’s cultural diversity, we create a vibrant and inclusive community where everyone feels welcomed and valued.
Thank you for considering our centre for your child’s care and early learning; we understand it’s a significant decision. Together, let us nurture a strong foundation, ignite a passion for learning, and build a positive future for your child. So visit our centre and experience the Kindercare difference before you decide on where to enrol your child in these early childhood years.
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:
- Our outdoor spaces are beautifully large, providing lots of space for imaginative play, building friendships, and to challenge learning through movement.
- In addition to keeping each child safe, loved and learning, we deeply value mana atua or well-being, whanaugnatanga and manaakitanga—showing respect to others.
- 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 believe children can be active participants and are incredibly capable of creating their own learning journey so we mindfully learn with them, rather than teach to them.
About Our Care
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.
Each of our rooms are thoughtfully designed to nurture and support your children’s development. We have created areas such as family corners, dress-ups, books, construction resources, and science tables, all aimed at providing engaging experiences for your child. Through these activities and guided by our team of experienced Teachers, tamariki have the freedom to explore and choose activities that capture their interest.
In addition to the joy of play, these experiences also contribute to important developmental skills. By engaging in sensory awareness activities, spatial awareness exploration, pattern recognition, and memory-building exercises, your child will be laying essential foundations for formal learning as they progress towards school age.
Our beautiful outdoor areas are designed for fun and to spark your child’s curiosity and learning, while our intentional and well-resourced indoor spaces offer a nurturing environment. 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. We look forward to supporting you and your child on their journey with us through these incredible preschool years.
Since 2015, we have been a part of the community, and is conveniently located for families in Wigram, Hornby, and Halswell. So join us at Kindercare Wigram Skies and watch your child thrive!
Hei tipu ai ehei kakano, he rakui nui.
May these tender seedlings grow into mighty trees.
Life At Our Centre
We are incredibly grateful to be apart of the Kindercare Wigram Skies and we couldn’t be happier with our decision to enrol both our children. The care and compassion shown by the whole team towards our children us as parents, truly solidifies our choice to attend this preschool. Kaiako bring the same energy and love, creating a nurturing and supportive environment, everyday.
We feel very lucky and grateful to have our daughters at Kindercare Wigram Skies. They have a great team here and the Teachers put so much effort and care towards the children in a calm and patient way. The Centre Director Adrienne has built a friendly and professional team, and we have had nothing but positive experiences here. Great job, Kindercare Wigram Skies!
The Teachers provide a learning environment that is inventive, fun, and educational. They also care for our child as if they were one of their own. Our baby loves being at the centre!