Looking for safe, loving childcare in Pinehill/Albany?
Look no further than our childcare centre. Here, our passionate, experienced team, led by our Centre Director, Sandra Peden, provide a safe, loving environment that is overflowing with fun ways for your child to learn and grow. It’s a place where their natural curiosity is nurtured, where their individualism is valued and where every day with your child is a celebration.
At our early childhood centre, we celebrate the diversity of each whānau in our centre community. And to meet your different needs, our enrolment options include full day, and part time care and education. Through a supportive relationship with you, and working together, we believe that we can help your beautiful, capable child reach their full potential. We are conveniently located for families in Pinehill, and Albany.
About our childcare centre
Hours of fun and learning
Open daily throughout the year (except for weekends and statutory holidays)
7.15am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday; 7.15am to 5.00pm Friday
Age group of children we cherish
Transition to School
As a parent, we know you want the best for your child. And, because we do too, we don’t compromise on safe, supportive, care and learning. Our team works hard to ensure your whānau 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
Respecting that each child has different needs, 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 whānau.
What’s the first step?
Give us a call, or better still, pop in for a visit. And because we are all about providing the best care and learning for your child, please bring them in for a visit with you. We’d love to meet them, too, as we show you around our safe, friendly world of fun and discovery. We’ll look forward to hearing about how we can best meet the individual needs of your child and your whānau.
Why choose our centre?
Since 2003, parents just like you have been choosing our daycare centre for the outstanding safe, loving care and learning we offer. Our early childhood centre has been intentionally planned to provide care for your child from infancy until they are ready for primary school. Your child will be cared for alongside tamariki of a similar age and stage of development, in relaxed indoor and outdoor play areas.
Here, your precious child will learn and grow through warm, trusting relationships with our Kaiako who provide kind, respectful care that responds to their individual needs. With low Teacher:child ratios, we’re able to offer unhurried interactions in a fun, relaxed atmosphere that is responsive to your child’s needs at each age and stage of development.
Our care and learning
At our daycare centre, we believe the best learning takes place when tamariki feel happy, settled and nurtured. For this reason, we make it a priority to provide your whānau with a community that welcomes your whānau as part of a larger one. Through this warm, familiar sense of belonging, your child will be able to build strong, supportive relationships with our Kaiako – and these will give your son or daughter the security and confidence to have fun, and learn through their play.
We want your child’s early years to be filled with joy and discovery, in an environment where they are encouraged to use their imagination; explore and engage their senses, while enjoying the freedom to move. Why? Because this is essential for their brain development, social skills, physical growth - and ultimately, preparing them for formal learning when they move on to primary school.
Your child’s care and education benefits them most when we work within a strong partnership with you. So keeping in touch often, and openly, and ensuring that you have opportunities to share in the celebration of their many milestones while in our care is also a focus for Kindercare.
Kiwi and Ruru Rooms (babies rooms)
We know what matters to you, is that your treasured infant feels safe, loved and respected, in a soothing environment that is like being ‘at home’. And that’s what our babies rooms are all about. Maintaining a low Teacher:child ratio, our teams are committed to providing responsive nurturing care in a homely, naturally lit space.
And because building a trusting relationship with your baby is the foundation of our care and learning, your little one will receive gentle moments of care through the day, by one consistent Kaiako, who is there to meet their individual needs. We want to help your baby to feel peaceful and secure in our care, so they can confidently explore our world of sensory experiences, inside and outdoors.
Tūī and Kea Rooms (toddlers rooms)
When it comes to your busy, energetic toddler, we understand the importance of individualised care; a safe, relaxed environment; and fun-filled curriculum. And these rooms have that covered! Here, your little one will receive loving, personal care and focussed attention, through one consistent Kaiak, in a calming, relaxed atmosphere where your child is encouraged to be curious, develop their emerging self-help skills and growing independence through a variety of fun-filled activities within our ‘Care and Play’ curriculum. The partnership with parents remains a focus too – so that we’re working together to foster your child’s development throughout their extraordinary journey with us.
Kōtuku, Pūkeko and Kākāpō Rooms (preschool rooms)
Your preschooler is growing and their individual strengths, interests and preferences are growing too. So we want to ensure we are responding to what they need, especially when it comes to developing their critical foundation skills as these will help them with the smooth transition into primary school. That’s why our preschool rooms are specially designed to not only continue providing a safe, loving and nurturing atmosphere, but also varied and exciting opportunities for your child to enjoy play-based learning both indoors and outside.
We offer several fun-filled programs that introduce early literacy, and early numeracy, as well as language and listening skills. Through small group projects, your child will also develop a love of learning, growing self-esteem and gentle guidance to form reciprocal friendships.
When your preschooler is a little older, we will gently introduce them to our Transition to School Room. This is an innovative and intentionally planned environment where your preschooler will have the opportunity to practice real ‘school skills’ through projects and enquiry-based learning – guiding them through activities that help them make sense of their natural, social, physical and material worlds.
Our preschoolers benefit from our planned visits to the new entrant classes at our local primary schools. These experiences help give them confidence and familiarity within a classroom setting, for a smoother transition into primary school.
Our world of outdoor play
Time outside is not only something that children love, the active movement and opportunity for energetic play is actually a critical aspect of their intellectual, social and physical development. In our safe, expansive outdoor spaces, we have planned experiences and free exploration, so your child can play, make discoveries, experiment, challenge their bodies with physical activity and spend time with their little friends.
Our playgrounds have trees that offer plenty of shade, as well as a range of activities set up fresh each day, to support your child’s natural growth and development.
We incorporate active movement into your child’s day, at each stage of their development, because we recognise that it is critical for brain development. To further support this, at our centre we offer Sports4Tots – a parent paid activity. If you choose to enrol your child for this, they will participate in a weekly fun-filled session at our centre, during school term times.
As Sports4Tots is for preschool age children, your little one will need to be between 2 and 5 years old. We know they’ll love learning fundamental sports skills, coordination, balance, and the value of play, all in a positive team environment. For more information, go to: https://sports4tots.co.nz/
A little about our team
We’re more than a longstanding team who will keep your child safe, loved and learning - we’re extended family, here to partner with you to ensure the best possible care for your child, and a sense of belonging for your whole whānau. That’s why we love our planned events in the centre and we’d love you to join us. There will be family breakfasts, centre fun days and whānau evenings where we can relax and spend time with you – time that helps us develop a strong, supportive relationship with you.
We also believe in recognising the cultural diversity of every whānau. Along with celebrating national and international events with you and your child, we encourage you to share their own traditions, values and language. It’s our way of serving you and your child, with love, at our daycare centre.
Joy-filled early years that are enriched with love and fun are just waiting for your child at Kindercare Pinehill. In our relaxed, flexible and nurturing environment, your child’s natural curiosity to learn will be fostered, as their uniqueness and individualism is valued and celebrated.
So, why not give us a call, or better still, pop in for a visit. And bring your child with you. We’d love to meet you, show you around, and hear about how we can best meet your needs.