Kindercare Pinehill

Centre Contact Details

60 Greville Road
Pinehill, Auckland, 0632

Phone: 09 479 9933

Email: greville@kindercare.co.nz

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Operating Hours

Monday to Friday 7.15am to 5.30pm

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, part time and personalised care. 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 Friday

Age group of children we cherish 

Babies 
Toddlers 
Preschoolers 
Transition to School 

Fees 

As a parent, we know you want the best for your child. So, 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 the centre daily – 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
  • individualised learning journey using Educa (online learning program) 

Respecting that each child has different needs, we ask that you supply your child’s own bottles, formula, and nappies for each day.   

Questions? 

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?

  • We have been supporting and provided outstanding early care and education as part of this community since 2003. 
  • Our centres thoughtful design enables us to provide small intimate room sizes that fosters calm, unhurried peaceful learning spaces which is unique within our surrounding community. 
  • We recognise that a child’s first day in a new environment is a big step. Therefore we design an individual pathway plan to ensure your child feels safe and loved while they are settling at our centre. 
  • From the moment you walk into our centre, we welcome you as part of our whānau. We make time to hear about your aspirations for your child, your needs, your values and what’s important to you as a family. 
  • You and your child will be matched with a whānau support teacher who is committed to working in partnership with you as a family to build a close, respectful, and trusting relationship. 
  • We’re proud of our history of long serving teachers— their specialised passions include language and literacies, performing arts, music, active movement, school readiness, digital innovation, and gardening. 
  • We are a Nourished Beginnings Centre, providing a colourful wholefoods menu to support your growing child’s nutritional needs. For more information  click here 

The best care and learning starts with your child feeling safe and loved, while giving them plenty of opportunities to help them learn and grow. Our Kaiako recognise your child’s unique needs and individual behaviour, and respond in a personal way. Our ‘Care and Play’ approach to learning allows your child to have fun, while being involved in a wide range of activities (appropriate for each developmental stage), to build on and improve skills like reflexes, vision, hearing, sensory awareness, spatial awareness, direction, midline, patterns, memory, and visual discrimination. These are critical foundations that must be laid in the early years, to enable your child to achieve greater success in formal learning (literacy and numeracy), in their schooling years. 

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 throughout the day, by your whānau support teachers, 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 (toddler 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 your whānau support teachers, 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.  

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. 

That’s why our preschool rooms are specially designed to not only continue providing a safe, loving, and nurturing learning space, but also varied and exciting opportunities for your child to enjoy play-based learning both indoors and outside.   

Our fun-filled programs will introduce your preschool child to the early phonetic sounds, early literacy and numeracy, as well as language and listening skills. Through small group projects, your child will also develop a love of learning, growing social and emotional capabilities and gentle guidance to form reciprocal friendships with others.   

Kōtuku (Preparation for school room) 
Moving on to school is an exciting time as well as a time of change, sometimes accompanied by some apprehension.  We aim to empower tamariki with a love of learning so that the transition from kindercare to primary school is as smooth as possible. 

Our learning space is innovative and intentionally designed to spark curiosity and fosters children’s exploration and wonder.   

In this room, your child will be in the care of a skilled, qualified Kaiako, with the experience and knowledge to create and work with small, interactive extension groups, throughout the week. Building a strong bond with your pre-schooler– through focused time and individual attention - is a priority. It’s within affectionate relationships that Kaiako are able to weave in early numeracy, reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, all of which support your child’s growth and development and ensure they’re ready to say goodbye to their early childhood years and move on to school. 

Our school readiness programs are, YCDI (Social and emotional competence), Moving Smart foundations skills, Home Literacy links, Lunch box days, Digital Technology, and Letterland just to name a few. 

Our pre-schoolers 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 
Did you know that when tamariki are moving, the body is teaching the brain, and this lays down essential pathways for future learning? 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.  

Through our ‘Moving Smart program, we design experiences and free exploration moments, so your child can play, make discoveries, experiment, challenge their bodies with physical activity and spend time with their little friends, in our safe expansive outdoor spaces. 

‘A Moving Child is a Learning Child.' —Gill Connell

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.  


Sports4Tots

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/ 

 

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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. 


You’re invited…

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.  

Warm regards,  
Sandra