Looking for safe, loving childcare in Remuera?
You’ll find it at our childcare centre, where our warm ‘haven’ of care and learning supports your precious little one’s development and happiness. Led by our experienced Centre Director, Angela Smith, our daycare is conveniently located near several good primary schools and with straightforward access to the motorway.
We offer full time and part time enrolment options to suit the differing needs of whānau. Let us show you how transitioning your child into our safe, loving care has never been easier. We are conveniently located for families in St Johns, Meadowbank, Remuera, Greenlane, Stonefields, and Ellerslie.
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 5pm Friday
Age group of children we cherish
Transition to School
We don’t compromise on safe, supportive, care and education because, like you, we want the best for your child. That’s why 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
Knowing that every child’s needs are different, we ask that you supply your child’s own nappies, bottles and formula for each day.
We’re here to help you make the very best decision for your child and whānau so please let us know if you need more information about our fees, enrolment schedules or space availability. We’re happy to chat and answer any questions you may have.
What’s the first step?
Why not pop in for a visit when it works for you. It would be our pleasure to show you our safe, loving environment, and how it can benefit your child and support your whānau. We’ll introduce you to our friendly team, and show you our exciting indoor and outdoor care and learning environments.
This is just the beginning of the strong, supportive partnership we’ll have with you, throughout your child’s journey with us.
Why choose our centre?
When we opened our early childhood centre in 1981, we wanted to serve the tamariki and whānau in Remuera and the surrounding community – by providing safe, loving care and learning. Nurtured in rooms with other tamariki at a similar age and stage of development, we’ll take care of your child from infancy until they are ready for primary school. Each room and outdoor play area is intentionally planned to provide the nurturing care, creative learning and social opportunities that respond to your child’s individual needs.
In our daycare, we take the time to get to know your little one – their interests, strengths and needs that make them who they are. And we partner with you to develop an individualised learning plan just for your child: one that gives them the confidence - and the fun - to keep learning. Settled by strong, nurturing relationships, our devoted team will fill your child’s days with fun, discovery, and delight as they grow and reach their full potential.
At Kindercare Remuera, you’ll find that we celebrate the individuality of every child, and keep talking with you, to keep in touch and support you in fulfilling your aspirations and hopes for your child.
Our care and learning
At Kindercare Remuera, we are all about providing the best care and learning for your child. That’s why we observe your child’s interests, needs and strengths, then develop a plan to support their individual learning. We welcome your input into this at any time, so we can develop the best possible opportunities for your child to reach their full potential.
These opportunities will be presented through fun-filled play-based activities, both indoors and out. No matter where your child is learning, they’ll have plenty of opportunities to build capabilities in gross motor, reflexes, hearing, sensory awareness, spatial awareness, direction, midline, patterns, memory and visual discrimination. All of these, essential to their future success at school.
And we want you and your family to be a part of it all. Our open-door policy means we’ll always make time for you, and your need to support your child. With our continuous, loving support, both of you will feel an important sense of belonging – as we work together to meet your child’s care and educational needs.
Kiwi Room (babies room)
We believe respectful care, in a loving, trusting relationship, is the foundation of a baby’s healthy development. And that’s why, in our safe, nurturing environment, we get to know your infant through unhurried care moments – asking your child’s permission before acting, and giving them time to respond. This helps us to establish that all-important attachment, giving your child the security they need to learn, grow and reach their full potential.
And by maintaining a supportive, communicative partnership with you, we learn about what you want for your baby, and strive to meet your needs and aspirations. To keep you in touch with your little one’s day at Kindercare, we document their development, interests and milestones in a special journal, so you know you are part of their journey.
Tūī Room (toddlers room)
Our toddler’s room is design with your active toddler in mind – and our team embrace this energetic stage of development with love and fun, each day. Our Kaiako are passionate about providing an environment where your child feels safe and nurtured, as they learn through play, following their individual interests and strengths. Our curriculum involves daily activities to lay the foundation skills that we will continue to build on, through each developmental stage.
In here, your little one can explore, make new discoveries and learn through trial and error as they move freely between indoor and outdoor space. With our team close by, to observe and guide, your child will have daily opportunities to develop their sense of independence and self-help skills.
Takahē Room (preschool room)
As your child grows through their preschool years, we continue to foster learning and development, and laying essential foundation skills which will prepare them for formal learning at school.
You’ll find your child will thrive in our settled, nurturing environment, filled with affection, laughter and learning. Spending some time inside and outdoors each day, they will have opportunities to engage in play-based learning based on their interests, while participating in a number of fun-filled programs that introduce early literacy and numeracy; build social and emotional competence; and expand on the current room focus through the innovative use of digital technology as a learning tool. They’ll also develop their investigative and research skills through project work.
Ask us about our Transition to School program, which is intentionally designed to ensure your child is able to transition smoothly and confidently from our care, into primary school.
Our world of outdoor play
Did you know that movement is at the heart of a child’s intellectual, social and physical development? That’s what makes physical activity and freedom to move so important for your baby, toddler and preschool child. It’s also why we offer safe, set-ups and outdoor equipment, in our playgrounds … so tamariki can play, explore, discover, experiment and socialize, through physical activity.
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
At our daycare, it is a privilege to be entrusted with the care and learning of your little one. That’s why our qualified, fun-loving team are committed to building a strong, affectionate connection with each one…. and cherishing them. We recognise how essential it is to engage with tamariki, at their level so they feel valued and understood. Because it’s about guiding them through each age and stage, to reach their full potential.
As a culturally diverse team, we also embrace the heritage of every child through respectful care and multicultural celebrations. These include Christmas, Matariki, Diwali, Chinese New Year and Easter.
And by partnering with you to provide the best possible care and education for your child in their early years, your little one will be ready for the next big stage of their journey: leaving our care to begin primary school.
At Kindercare, we believe tamariki need respectful care and strong attachments – and my team and I echo that belief. That’s why at our childcare centre, we strive to work with you, creating an extension of your home, with values that foster a sense of belonging and wellbeing, within secure relationships.
We live Kindercare’s core values – safe, loved and learning, because when your child feels safe, secure and loved, their ability to learn is so much greater. That’s why everything we do is to help your child be the “best they can be”. And why your whānau becomes an extension of our whānau.
I’d like to personally invite you to come into the centre and see what life’s all about here. You’ll get the opportunity to meet our dedicated team, plus view our exciting rooms, resources and outdoor areas. And I’d love to hear all about your aspirations and dreams for your child – so we can best support them in these early years.
I look forward to meeting you and your whānau.