Looking for safe, loving childcare in Burwood?
Your family will find this and more at Kindercare Burwood - where our dedicated Centre Director, Ellie Weir and her experienced team are all about cherishing your little one through consistent, loving care, and a varied and creative learning program. At our daycare centre, we believe in partnering with you to maintain that essential home-centre connection - ensuring we’re not just meeting all of your child’s needs, but helping them reach their full potential.
Located just across the road from Burwood Hospital, our home-sweet-home creates a place where your child will feel safe, settled, loved - and ready to have fun learning, every day.
At our early childhood centre, tamariki, families and whānau matter to us. That’s why we offer enrolment options to suit your needs, including full time, and part time care and education.
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
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 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
Because every 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 family and whānau.
What’s the first step?
We would love to talk to you about your care and learning needs for your child, and find out how we can help you at our childcare centre. So, feel free to call, email, or pop in to our safe, loving centre. It would be our pleasure to show you and your child around, introduce you to our nurturing early childhood team, and answer any questions you may have.
Why choose our centre?
Since our daycare centre opened in 2005, we’ve been nurturing tamariki from infancy through to school age, (which is usually five-years-old), in a culture of kindness.
Your little one will develop their incredible potential in a relaxed, welcoming environment - indoors and out - alongside other tamariki of a similar age and stage of development. Guided by our passionate Kaiako, they will participate in a variety of play-based learning activities that will help prepare them for school, and for life.
Families and whānau who have visited our fun-loving, homely centre for the first time, have told us that they immediately had that ‘gut feel’: that heartfelt certainty that assured them our ‘calm and happy atmosphere’ was the right place for their child to learn and grow - and for their family to feel supported.
So, follow your heart to Kindercare Burwood. You - and your little one - will be happy you did.
Our care and learning
At our safe, loving daycare centre, we believe regular, on-going communication with you is essential to providing the best care and learning for your child’s needs. That’s why we build a strong, supportive relationship with you - because we care about your child and your family. Even if it’s simply an informal daily chat, together we can build that all-important connection between home and our centre. This, of course, is crucial to helping your child grow into a confident, independent and enthusiastic learner.
Daily learning through discovery and play experiences will focus on fostering your child’s self-help skills - something we embrace at our childcare centre. For this reason, we encourage your little one to take ownership of their belongings by providing them with their own basket to keep their things safe and organised.
Kiwi Room (babies room)
In our Kiwi Room, we believe in providing your baby with the loving, nurturing care you want for your child, and fun-filled opportunities to learn and grow. For this reason, ensuring your little one’s needs are met is our first priority.
We begin by following your baby’s home routine as closely as possible, including their sleep patterns, feeding times and so forth. We also ensure that each Kaiako in the room spends some time with your infant, so that everyone is in-tune with your child’s needs, while creating a loving connection with them.
Our consistent mat and music routines will calm your baby through a sense of structure, while building foundation skills through enjoyable finger-play, magnetic stories and action songs.
All of this, within safe, settled indoor and outdoor environments that allow your baby to move, explore and have their needs met, alongside children of a similar age and stage of development.
And you’ll know just how your little one is settling in - thanks to our daily journal, where we record their progress and milestones. We encourage family and whānau use your little one’s journal to document what’s happening at home, for us. This partnership with you will allow us to maintain consistent, loving care for your infant at all times.
Tūī Room (toddlers room)
Your toddler will enjoy the freedom to select from a range of different resources, books, art and sensory play opportunities throughout their day, as well as explore our exciting new playground.
This outdoor play area, which is shared with the children in the Pūkeko Room, (preschool room), has more challenging climbing equipment and offers your little one a range of different experiences each day, like the carpentry table, messy play options and construction materials.
Mat times are slightly more structured in the Tūī Room, and provide an opportunity for your child to participate in a range of exciting experiences including parachute games, CD books, interactive story books, action songs and magnetic stories.
When your child is ready for toilet training, we work with you on this to ensure what happens in the centre is consistent with what you’re doing at home, and also that you’re happy with the timing of this for your child.
To ensure you are part of your child’s care and education, our Kaiako in the Tūī Room will continue to capture your child’s journey on Educa. We look forward to cherishing your toddler!
Pūkeko Room (preschool and transition to school room)
Your preschooler will step into a whole new world of discovery, in our safe, loving environment that will give them the freedom to participate in art, sensory play, books with activities, and a new outdoor playground. The challenging equipment and resources in this outdoor area will extend your child’s fine and gross motor skills through climbing equipment, a carpentry table, messy play and construction materials.
Indoors or out, our Kaiako observe the interests of our tamariki, and carefully plan learning experiences around them. This will encourage your child to independently explore and become more curious about our world. Their progress will then be documented and recorded in their individual Educa online learning portfolio.
Your little one will have fun participating in regular, planned mat times that foster skills like turn-taking and cooperation, through exciting educational experiences.
Transition to School Programme
When the big step to primary school approaches, we’re ready to prepare your child for a smooth transition. Thanks to our strong relationships with the local schools, we’re able to offer current and relevant ways to get your little one ready for formal learning.
Longer, more structured mat times are one way we familiarise your preschooler with the routines of a classroom. Besides enjoying stories and games during these sessions, your child will also be building social and cognitive skills through turn-taking and question/answer sessions. Your preschooler will also be given the choice of indoor or outdoor play, and both environments will include fun-filled activities to strengthen their physical, cognitive and social competencies.
Because we also understand that skills like persistence, organisation and getting along with others are essential for school and for life, we place a strong emphasis on these through our social and emotional awareness programme, ‘You Can Do It’.
Early literacy skills are introduced in a fun-filled way, so your child will have fun building their awareness of letters and numbers through our ‘Letterland’ programme.
Our world of outdoor play
We understand that daily activity is essential to your little one’s physical, cognitive and social development. That’s why we offer safe, expansive outdoor areas that invite your child to play, explore and make friends, through active movement. Building those all-important foundational skills for the future has never been more fun, in our world of outdoor play.
A little about our team…
Your little one will thrive through the consistent care of our nurturing Kaiako, some having been part of our Kindercare team for several years. They are qualified, experienced and have a passion for tamariki and their care and education. For this reason, our team is able to meet the diverse needs of all our tamariki.
Best of all, our Kaiako love what they do. And that’s providing heart-centred, respectful care at every stage of your child’s development. They are committed to working together as a team, so that each child feels supported and guided to reach their full and amazing potential.
You’ll love Kindercare in Burwood – we’re quite unique in our local community. So before you make any decisions, chat to us, or better still, come and visit us and discover for yourself how our outstanding early childhood care and education will develop your child’s full potential.