Looking for safe, loving childcare in Woolston?
We look forward to welcoming you, your child and whānau to our childcare centre, where, from the start, you’ll feel a part of our safe, loving centre community. Here, our dedicated Centre Director, Lynnette Katene, and her qualified team will ensure your family feels valued and will cherish your little one, developing their physical, social and emotional skills through our fun-filled care and learning program. We offer both full time and part time enrolment options. At Kindercare, every day begins and ends with love. We are conveniently located for families in Woolston, Hillsborough, and Opawa.
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 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 pop in for a visit whenever it suits you. Have a look around, and you’ll immediately experience a warm, inviting feeling from our relaxed, homely environment. After you meet our loving team, who will embrace you with a sense of belonging and genuine care, we’re confident you won’t want to leave.
Why choose our centre?
Our daycare centre has been providing outstanding care and early childhood education since 2008. From infancy until they are ready to go to school, your child will thrive in our intentionally planned indoor and outdoor environments that are specially designed around their age and stage of development. We provide a cooked midday meal and healthy morning and afternoon snacks to ensure your child’s daily nutritional needs are being met.
Our dedicated team are committed to building a warm, nurturing and loving relationship with your child and giving your son or daughter the confidence to explore, learn and discover within our fun-filled environment.
Our care and learning
At our early childhood centre, our highly qualified, experienced team understand just how important emotional and physical care is for tamariki to learn and grow. That’s why we nurture your little one with responsive care and creative learning experiences on a daily basis - with heaps of fun along the way.
Kiwi Room (babies Room)
We believe building a strong, trusting relationship with your baby lays the foundation for exceptional care and learning in this room. For this reason, your precious little one will be cherished by a consistent team, which provides them with that all-important sense of security that enables your pēpi to grow in confidence, as they explore their sensory-rich environment. And with heaps of cuddles and laughter along the way, your little one will thrive in our safe, loving babies room.
Tūī Room (toddlers room)
We understand your toddler loves to be busy and independent. For this reason, we’ve designed a room that supports your little one’s needs, fostering their self-help, self-confidence and sense of autonomy.
Our Kaiako recognise them as capable and confident learners – giving them the guidance, compassion and understanding that is so important for them to learn and grow.
We also foster their social skills by encouraging play with others and responding to their own interests and individual choices. Toilet training is something that we’ll chat to you about, and support your child at their pace.
Pūkeko Room (preschool room)
When it comes to your precious preschooler, we recognise the importance of developing their social and emotional competence and skills. That’s why in this room, your child will participate in our ‘You Can Do It’ program. This fun-filled, interactive program focuses on building your child’s ability to get along with others; persist; be organised; feel confident; and be resilient. They’ll learn these through interest-based play that includes puppets and other engaging resources.
Takahē Room (preschool and transition to school room)
We believe in giving your child the very best start at primary school, so in this room, we focus on providing safe, nurturing care and education that encourages your child’s growth and continuity of learning.
And it all begins with a fun-filled curriculum of play-based experiences that nurtures your little one’s language, foundation skills and social/emotional development, as they continue to learn through our “You Can Do It” program.
Our Teachers intentionally foster an environment that supports their growing independence, creativity and confidence to question the world around them. Our team will also continue to partner with you and your whānau to ensure the learning we provide is meeting your child’s individual needs.
We’re here to help your preschooler achieve a smooth transition to kura, and ongoing success in their future learning.
Our world of outdoor play
We understand that movement plays an important part in your child’s physical, social and cognitive growth. That’s why we offer safe, beautiful playgrounds that encourage your child to play, explore and build friendships through physical activity.
Our separate outdoor play areas ensure the safety of our littlest children, while giving our older children the freedom to be more active and adventurous in their play.
A little about our team
At our childcare centre, we recognise the importance of children and families feeling a sense of belonging. Our multicultural team understand this, which is why we’ll ensure you, your child and whānau feel a part of our centre community from the moment you enter our safe, loving ‘home-away-from-home’.
Family matters to us. It is our privilege to care for your child, so we’ll always go the extra mile to support you, throughout their time with us.
At Kindercare Ferry Road we value each and every child as a unique individual and want to work closely with you to make sure we are meeting their needs and helping them to reach their full potential. It is important to us that you feel that your values and culture are understood and respected and that we are providing an environment where your child feels both safe and loved.
I would love to discuss your needs with you at your convenience, so please drop in or give the centre a call at any time.
The team and I look forward to meeting you and showing you all of the great things, we have on offer here at Kindercare Ferry Road.