Kindercare Henderson, Central Park Drive
Looking for safe, loving childcare in Henderson?
You’ll find it at Kindercare Learning Centres, in Central Park Drive, Henderson, where our homely, family-oriented childcare centre is designed to love your child as they learn and grow, and to support your family. Our passionate, experienced team, led by our Centre Director, Lisa Grant, value the trust you place in us to care for your child and provide for their individual needs. It’s what makes celebrating your little one’s early years all the more special. At our daycare centre, we offer full time and part time and enrolment options.
About our childcare centre
Hours of fun and learning
Open daily throughout the year (except for weekends and statutory holidays)
7.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday; 7.30am to 5.00pm Friday
Age group of children we cherish
Transition to School
Like you, we want the best for your child. So we don’t compromise on safe, supportive, care and education. Our team works hard to ensure your family receives the highest standard of care for your weekly fee, which includes:
- a generous annual leave allowance
- a nutritious midday meal, prepared fresh at thecentredaily – so you won’t need to pack kai
- healthy mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks to fuel your child’s play and learning
- our Positive Parenting program – offering tips, advice and support for every family
Every child has different needs, and that’s why we ask that you supply your child’s own bottles, formula and nappies for each day.
If you would like to learn more about our fees, enrolment schedules or space availability, please let us know. We’re happy to talk through any questions or provide whatever information you may need, to help you make the best decision for your child and your family.
What’s the first step?
We welcome you and your child in for a visit. Our nurturing team will walk you through our safe, homely environment, and answer any questions you may have. You can also say ‘hello’ to our Cook, who’ll be preparing nutritious, home-made meals for your little one, on a daily basis.
We’re proud of our ‘home-away-from-home’ care, and would love the opportunity to show you how our Kindercare family will take care of your family.
Why choose our centre?
Providing safe, loving care and learning since 1999, our early childhood centre is designed to care for your child from infancy until they are ready for primary school, alongside children of a similar age and stage of development. Our fun-filled indoor and outdoor environments are intentionally planned to provide the nurturing care, creative learning and social opportunities your child needs to have fun and feel cherished, as they develop and grow.
In a relaxed setting, our calm indoor spaces and expansive outdoor playgrounds provide child-focused invitations to play, and sensory-rich learning experiences.
At Kindercare Henderson, we value the trust you place in us. It is our privilege to care for your child, as you would want them cared for, and celebrate their milestones and achievements.
Our care and learning
At our childcare centre, your child will enjoy the benefit of a fun, flexible environment, lots of affectionate interactions, and a respectful approach to their care and learning…because it is our mission to develop each child’s full potential.
We love sharing in the joy of your child’s day, discovering what interests them, having conversations that help guide their investigations and being right beside them as they grow. They’ll love taking ‘safe risks’ exploring our creative set-ups that challenge and extend their natural abilities.
Kiwi Room (babies room)
We believe babies need to feel safe, loved and treasured, wherever they are cared for. That’s why in this relaxed, homely room, you’ll meet a nurturing team who are committed to providing the best possible care and learning for your infant. Here, we partner with you to ensure your little one’s home routine is closely followed by one Kaiako, who will provide consistent, loving care for your baby, each day.
Receiving regular, warm interactions and affectionate cuddles will give your baby the security to explore our sensory-rich world - as they experience the joy of water play, sand play, bubbles and more. Our Kaiako have the skill, passion and experience to bring learning to life during routine mat times, where they’ll select an engaging topic and expand on it through colourful books, CDs and puppets.
And you’ll know how your little one is thriving through our daily chats and Baby Journal that documents their journey with us. These will also help us to build a meaningful home-centre connection.
Tūī Room (toddlers room)
We understand that your dynamic little toddler needs a safe, fun, flexible environment, as they grow and embrace their independence. And that’s why in this room, we offer a predictable, foundational routine of consistent meal, sleep and mat times, because this supports a calm, settled environment for the tamariki. Our care here supports your child as they learn and develop through play-based activities and plenty of opportunities to explore - indoors and out.
Our wide-open outdoor spaces invite your little one to climb, run, swing, and walk through sandpits and bridges - activities that ensure your toddler is having fun as they develop their gross motor, balance, and spatial awareness.
Our focus in the room is to create a homely space, which encourages your child to bring in family photos for display - and to take home our ‘Room Teddy’, Toby, on their specified Friday. Documenting what your child did with Toby over the weekend is just one of the ways we maintain a close, communicative partnership with you. We also believe in having regular, meaningful conversations with families to ensure we’re providing the best possible care for your child’s needs and development.
Pūkeko and Tākahe Rooms (preschool rooms)
We know how important it is for your preschooler to build self-confidence, foster friendships, a love of learning, and lay the foundations that will support their success in future formal education. So that’s what you’ll find we focus on in our Preschool Rooms, in a safe, loving environment.
Here, your child will participate in fun-filled programs that introduce early literacy and numeracy, build their social/emotional competence, develop self-help skills and use safe, specialised digital technology, as another tool to extend their learning. Our curriculum is intentionally planned to provide your preschooler with plenty of opportunities to research, explore and make discoveries - all guided by their amazing individual strengths and interests.
In our creative outdoor learning areas, your child’s day will be enriched in delightful ways that build skills, a spirit of enquiry and sense of achievement as they tend our vegetable gardens and engaging in carpentry, water and sand play.
Kōtuku Room (transition to school room)
At our daycare centre, we care about your child’s continued success once they leave our care and take that next exciting step on to primary school. That’s why we offer a Transition to School program that is designed to prepare your preschooler for a smooth transition into formal education. Our passionate Kaiako in this room know how your child will benefit from a fun-filled program, in a loving environment.
We continue to build on your child’s early literacy foundations, by providing take-home reading books on a weekly basis. We also introduce the school experience through our ‘lunch box days’: guiding them through the real-life process of opening a lunch box, unwrapping food and enjoying their meal with confidence. We also continue to foster your little one’s social and emotional skills through small-group activities; pebble and sand pit play; and tending our vegetable and herb gardens.
In partnership with you, we want your child to feel safe, confident and supported as they continue their learning journey into primary school.
Our world of outdoor play
Your little one will love our expansive outdoor spaces, complete with bike tracks, a flying fox, monkey bars, swings, walk-in sandpits, bridges and more. The tamariki also enjoy the opportunity to spend time looking after our vegetable and herb gardens.
A little about our team
For our dedicated team at Kindercare in Henderson, if it matters to you and your child, it matters to us. We are committed to a genuine partnership with you, so we’re able to understand your aspirations for your child’s care and learning. And because of our multicultural backgrounds, we are able to support children from a range of cultures, as they transition into care and settle into Kindercare.
Because people matter at Kindercare, we believe in helping our team to be the best they can be. That’s why we support their growth through ongoing professional development because a happy, fulfilled, confident team provide the best care and education to cherish the beautiful, capable children in our care.
I’m committed to creating a centre you’ll love to be in: a positive and happy atmosphere where your family and whānau will feel welcomed. Where your child will have fun. And where we’ll work with you to achieve the best for your child.
Ensuring your child is developing, learning and having loads of fun in our safe, flexible, and respectful environment is something my team and I take pride in. It’s also one of the reasons I adore working alongside such a dedicated, warm and loving team.
Let us show you how your child will be kept safe, loved and learning in our Kindercare family.