Kindercare Addington

Centre Contact Details

Unit 1/ 2A Barry Hogan Place
Addington, Christchurch, 8024

Phone: 03 348 1966

Email: towerjunction@kindercare.co.nz

If you'd like to submit an Enrolment Enquiry now, click here.

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Operating Hours

Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5.30pm


Looking for safe, loving childcare in Addington?

You’ll find it at Kindercare Addington, where every day begins and ends with loving care in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Our passionate, experienced team, led by our Acting Centre Director, Nicola Harris, will gently guide your little one as they grow and learn through play, while making friends and celebrating the joy of being a child.

Our centre is one that is culturally diverse. So not only do we understand what is important to families in this community, we also celebrate the uniqueness of each culture represented in our centre through festivals and themed days throughout the year. We believe strongly in parent partnership; so you'll find us actively working with you as whānau to nurture the aspirations of your child and provide them with a sense of belonging, no matter their stage.

Kindercare Addington is also committed to sustainability and Papatūānuku. Also, we offer flexible enrolment options that include both full time, and part time care and education.

We are conveniently located for families in Addington and Middleton.

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 Friday 

Age group of children we cherish 

Babies 
Toddlers 
Preschoolers 
Transition to School 

Fees 

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 the centre daily in partnership with Nourished Beginnings– 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
  • 100% of our team have who have ECE qualifications
  • an affiliation with Moving Smart
  • Head, Heart and Hands program— a philosophy of providing the best possible respectful care we can
  • Digital technology integration into every-day learning (preschool only)

Because every 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 family and whānau 

 


What’s the first step?

Simply pop in for a visit when it works for you, or call us to set up a time. We’d love to meet you and your child, and introduce you to our safe, fun-filled world of care and learning.  

You’ll be welcomed into our relaxed centre by our delightful team, who are enthusiastic about early childhood education and creating a warm, nurturing relationship with your child, your family and whānau. 

They’re also committed to supporting you and your little one through these early years. So they want to know all about the aspirations you have for your child, and your childcare needs. All the details we have about your family help us to provide the best possible care and learning for your child - while being there for you, too. Every step of the way. 


Why choose our centre?

Our modern, homely centre has been providing safe, loving care and learning since 2011. From infancy until they are ready for primary school, your child will be cherished alongside others of a similar age and stage of development. We do this within engaging indoor and outdoor play areas, each of which is designed to ensure your child receives the most beneficial care, learning and social opportunities for their individual needs.  

 

Our care and learning 

At Kindercare Addington, we’re proud to provide the safe, loving care you want for your child, along with exceptional, fun-filled learning that meets the different needs of your child’s age and stage of development. What remains the same, is that your little one will be cherished through it all, each day. 

We have an established routine in each of our five rooms that lets your child know what is happening and when, throughout the day. This helps us to provide a calm environment, where your little one will feel settled and ready to learn. And while supporting your child’s development throughout, we’ll also take the time to recognise and celebrate their milestones.  

We understand that nutrition is also essential to your child’s daily needs. For this reason, our Cook provides a nourishing midday meal, along with healthy morning and afternoon snacks 

Best of all, you and your child will feel ‘at home’ - and a part of Kindercare Addington. Where every day begins and ends with loving care.  

Kiwi Room (infants and younger babies room) 

In our Kiwi Room, we believe in giving your infant and younger baby consistent, loving care from the beginning, giving them the security to explore and grow. So, before your baby becomes mobile, they will be cherished by one Kaiako. This individual will meet their needs through respectful interactions and lots of cuddles. And our nurturing care doesn’t end there: once your little one is on the move, our passionate Kaiako work in teams to ensure there is always someone close by to observe and respond to them. At this point, we’ll guide your infant through our safe outdoor play area. Specially designed for this stage of development, this sensory-rich, tactile space includes lots of natural resources and activities to support your child’s needs.  

Ruru Room (older babies room) 

We understand the importance of providing respectful care and extending your baby’s learning, as they grow. And that’s what our Ruru Room is all about. Here, we’ll continue to nurture your little one through responsive care and gentle, meaningful connections, while encouraging them to explore our safe, sensory-filled environments – indoors and out.

Indoors, we give your baby the space to seek out what interests them through numerous educational resources. This also gives them the opportunity to use their imagination to extend their learning while having fun. And in their very own outdoor play area, your baby will enjoy exploring our garden, along with learning, and climbing equipment. 

Tūī Room (toddlers room) 

We believe your active toddler should be cherished in a room that supports their growing independence and curiosity. Our safe, loving Tūī Room is just the place. Here, we’re passionate about nurturing your child through responsive care, and plenty of space to explore, have quiet times - and of course, fun - both indoors and out. And by sharing an outdoor play area with our Preschool Room, they’ll also enjoy new challenges and a wide range of active play experiences, as all of this is essential to your toddler’s healthy growth and development. And when the time is right, we’re happy to partner with you on that all-important independence skill - toileting.  

Pūkeko Room (preschoolers room) 

We understand the importance of play-based learning when it comes to fostering the growth and development of your preschooler. And that’s exactly what our safe, loving Pūkeko Room will provide for your little one. Designed for your child’s age and stage of development, our Pūkeko Room is filled with fun, interactive learning that weaves creativity, music and foundation skill-building into play, conversations and activities. 

We foster a sense of belonging for every preschooler and their family and whānau, including valuing your language and cultural heritage 

 

Our world of outdoor play 

Movement is central to your child’s intellectual, social and physical development. That’s why we’re proud to offer safe, dedicated outdoor spaces where your child can play, explore, discover and make friends through physical activity. These areas not only support your little one’s growth and learning, but also their transition into the next room and stage of development. 


A little about our team ...

We’re passionate about children and we love what we do. And for our Kaiakothat’s providing safe, nurturing care and learning for your child. Our team genuinely love the ages and stages they teach, in the rooms they're in. We in partnership with your family, to get to know and understand your child, so that we can best meet their care, educational and developmental needs. We value, and indeed, embrace the cultural diversity that exists in our centre community.