Looking for safe, loving childcare in Silverdale?
Look no further than Kindercare Learning Centres. Led by our dedicated Centre Director, Jane Platts, our passionate team supports your family by providing safe, nurturing care and learning for your child - with your aspirations for them, at the heart of what we do.
At our childcare centre, we believe in supporting every child and family, which is why we offer both full day and part time enrolment options. We can’t wait to welcome your family, today.
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
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 Leave allowance (for annual leave and sick leave)
- 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
Because every child has different needs, we ask families to 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 though 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?
Simply call us to arrange for a visit, or just pop in for a chat. We’d love to meet you, introduce you to our friendly team, and show you around our safe, extraordinary world of discovery. And of course, we want to hear all about your precious, unique child, and your aspirations for them. The more we know, the better we can provide care and education that meets the individual needs of your child - and your family and whānau.
Why choose our centre?
Providing safe, loving care and learning since 2000, our early childhood centre is designed to care for your child from infancy until they are ready for primary school. Situated in the heart of the beautiful Hibiscus Coast and close to several primary schools, our centre is a ‘home-away-from-home’ for tamariki, families and whānau. A place where your child can learn, grow and have fun throughout their preschool years.
Our devoted team make it easy, by continuously cultivating a culture of kindness, compassion and love, where your child is cared for alongside children of a similar age and stage of development. Our indoor and outdoor environments are intentionally planned to provide nurturing care, creative learning and opportunities for your child to socialise.
Because food and nutrition is such an important part of your child's healthy growth and development, we offer a Nourished Beginnings menu - which is based on serving 'whole foods'. Our menu is designed to meet the specific requirements of paediatric nutrition. Your child will enjoy delicious meals that are low in salt, sugar, unhealthy fats and processed ingredients.
Our care and learning
At our established childcare centre, we believe in providing the best possible care and learning for your child. That’s why we offer vibrant, indoor spaces and safe, expansive outdoor play areas to foster children’s learning and development.
Our fun-filled curriculum is specifically designed for your child’s age and stage of development. And by partnering with you and your whānau, we ensure our program meets your child’s individual needs and interests, because like you, we want them to reach their full potential.
Kiwi Room (babies room)
When it comes to your precious baby, we believe in providing heart-centred warm, nurturing care and learning in our safe, loving babies room. Here, we work with you as much as possible, to integrate your little one’s home routine into our care, ensuring we’re there for your pēpi to weave respectful, compassionate moments into every day. This enables your baby to feel secure and settled, so they are able to explore our sensory-rich environment, and experience learning and joy as a natural part of each day.
Tūī Room (toddlers room)
We understand your amazing toddler is trying to make sense of who they are, and find their place in the world. And we’re here to guide them, each step of the way. At this stage of development, your little one is an active learner - and our indoor and outdoor play areas are designed to encourage and appreciate just that. So your toddler will love all of the opportunities they’ll have to explore, be curious and experience a sense of wonder, while having heaps of fun and laughter. It’s an exciting, ever-changing journey, and you’ll have the assurance that we’re here to support your family and whānau, too.
Pūkeko Room (preschool room)
Your preschooler will love this room which is full of creativity, language, and discovery. We have created a space for your child to explore innovative ideas, and provide rich opportunities for them to communicate, and test out their theories about the wider world. Our preschool room is a place where your capable child will be encouraged to become a creative thinker, learn through playing with interesting resources, and experience the freedom to work both independently, and as part of a bigger group.
Takahē Room (preschool and transition to school room)
Moving on to primary school is a big step for your little one. But with the right preparation, your child will benefit from a smoother transition to kura. We understand that self-esteem, confidence, making friends and working with others are important not just in a formal learning setting, they are life skills. So we, place a strong focus on developing your preschool child’s social and emotional competence, and encouraging them to set their own challenges. Your preschooler will also build their independence skills through opportunities to take ownership of their own space and guide their own learning. And our loving Kaiako will be there to guide, support and encourage curiosity, as your child gains knowledge, develops their strengths and abilities, and of course, has fun.
Our world of outdoor play
Our intentionally designed outdoor spaces encourage tamariki to play, explore, make discoveries and enjoy fun-filled days with friends – as well as keep active. The opportunity and ability to move is critical for your child’s intellectual, physical and social development and growth – so some time outside each day happens whenever possible.
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: www.Sports4tots.co.nz
A little about our team
At our daycare centre, our team believe we’re sending children out into the world as wonderful ‘all-rounders’, who recognise their own unique value. That’s why from the moment they enter our safe, loving care and learning, we are committed to providing care and education that sets them up for success - socially, academically, physically and emotionally.
We help them develop a strong sense of self, so they’ll believe that they can make a positive contribution to society. Our team’s top values are ‘fun, honesty, trust, growth and teamwork’ - because together, everyone achieves more.
When visiting a childcare centre, 'gut feel' is very important. As a parent, we encourage you to look for a centre in which you feel comfortable, where your personal values are aligned with the centre’s values, where you know your child and your family and whānau will be loved and respected and where you believe your aspirations for your child will be met.
That's why we strongly encourage your family to come and personally visit our centre. Every family and every child is unique, so we will tailor visits, start dates, and enrolment in more detail, to do our best to meet your needs.
We'd love to meet you and your child; chat to you personally; show you around our wonderful centre; introduce you to our nurturing, committed team; and for you to be part of our Kindercare family.