Looking for safe, loving childcare in Flagstaff?
At our early childhood centre, you’ll find we are here with loving care for children and supportive partnership with families. Our qualified and experienced team, led by our passionate Centre Director, Katherine Kendall, will gently treasure and guide your little one through heart-centred care and play-based learning.
Your family matters to us at Kindercare in Flagstaff which is why we offer both full time and part enrolment options. For your convenience, we also offer off-street parking and a designated drop-off area.
We know your child will love our fun-filled opportunities to play, explore, challenge themselves - and even participate in sports-skills programs, when they’re older. And nothing fosters a love of nature like tending our vegetable garden or worm farm.
It is our privilege to guide your child while sharing in the joys of every milestone, throughout their journey with us.
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 on a 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?
During these early years, we understand you may be looking at childcare for the first time, or considering alternatives to your current arrangements. That’s why at our daycare centre, we want to make this all as easy as possible for you: pop in for a visit when it’s convenient for you, or give us a call to set up a time. And because your child’s wellbeing is our focus, please bring them along. We’d love to meet them, too, and introduce them to our fun-filled world of learning.
Why choose our centre?
Our safe, loving childcare centre opened in 2017, in Flagstaff. Designed with six rooms, we’ll cherish your child alongside children of a similar age and stage of development, in beautiful spaces intentionally planned to provide nurturing care and creative learning that’s responsive to their needs. All our rooms have access to captivating outdoor play areas.
Our friendly team will welcome you enthusiastically because we understand how important it is to be there for you, and for your child. That’s why we invite you to tell us about your hopes for your child; your childcare needs; and your beautiful family. Because the more we can understand about you and your little one, the better we can respond to their individual needs.
And we’ll share a little more with you about our care that is all about affection and cuddles, along with flexible, spontaneous, creative and challenging learning experiences, throughout your child’s day. Ask us about our environmentally sound practices which include our involvement in Paper4trees, to reduce our carbon footprint.
Full and Part-time care
Our care and learning
When your child is spending time away from you, we know how important it is for them to feel safe and settled, at our centre. That’s why you’ll find our care and learning environments are calm and flexible, so your little one will be able to enjoy their day at their own pace. It’s also why we form close partnerships with you: because working with you helps us to provide loving care that supports your child’s needs, while nurturing reciprocal, trusting relationships with them.
Kiwi and Tūī Rooms (infants and toddlers rooms)
When it comes to your precious baby, we make secure, loving relationships and respectful care our highest priority in these rooms. Here, we understand that nurturing your little one through love, trust, gentleness and kindness will give them a strong sense of wellbeing and belonging within our centre. So, we provide this for your pēpi through unhurried interactions and routines, enabling them to explore and discover within our safe, sensory-rich environment. We’ll partner with you and whānau to ensure exceptional care and education can be provided in the right way to benefit your little one.
Pūkeko Room (preschool room)
When your child reaches preschool age, we believe in helping them develop and extend their interests through fun-filled learning opportunities. And our safe, nurturing preschool environment and program provides the perfect foundation of love, respect, care, and cuddles to support them, every step of the way. Both indoors and out, we’ll foster your child’s curiosity and developmental skills through active play and small group projects. These will also provide opportunities for your preschooler to play alongside other tamariki, and make new friends. And because everyone needs some downtime, your child is always welcome to head to one of our peaceful corners for reading or a rest.
Hoiho Room (transition to school room)
We understand providing your child with a smooth transition into primary school begins with the right self-management and organisational skills. And that’s what this fun-filled room is all about. Here, your preschooler will benefit from our ‘You Can Do It’ program, which supports the development of their social and emotional skills. So they’ll achieve important life competencies like organisation, persistence and resilience – all of which will guide them as they take that next exciting step into school, and beyond.
Our world of outdoor play
At our daycare centre, active movement and space to move freely is highly valued, which is why we offer safe, separate outdoor play areas that are designed for your child’s age and stage of development. These ensure your little one has fun while learning, discovering, and building the foundation skills they need for healthy growth and development.
So when your child is an infant or toddler, they’ll enjoy a secure, well-managed environment where they’ll be encouraged and supported to take safe risks, explore and make discoveries.
Your preschooler will experience a safe outdoor space with plenty of room for active play. By providing more challenging resources and obstacles, we’ll support your child’s need to be adventurous and take safe risks through fun-filled play. For this age group, we also offer outdoor Sports4Tots – a once-a-week, parent-paid, ball skills program, with sessions throughout the school term.
No matter what age or stage your little one is in, they’re sure to nurture a love of nature through tending our vegetable garden. Here, many of the vegies we grow are then given to our on-site Cook, for your child’s meals. They’ll also have the opportunity to look after our worm farm. Just another way we help your little one have fun learning in our world of outdoor play.
This is a Sessional room for children to attend up to 20 hours per week. Children are able to attend morning, afternoon or 9am-3pm sessions throughout the week.
You will find that there are many ‘work’ stations set up to provide children with provocations for play. These provocations encourage children to critically think, enquire, problem solve and practice skills that they need when moving into the school environment. The tamariki are free to tinker and explore their beautifully set up environment.
Your child will benefit from hands-on learning, with real life experiences such as tending to our beautiful veggie garden, maintaining our worm farm, and cooking experiences. We also have lovely kai rituals throughout the day where children are able to sit, relax and chat with each other.
Parent partnership is important to us and the room has many parent events where you can share in your child’s learning and as well as meet other parents. We’d love to show you around this very special room, set up to inspire wonder and curiosity.
A little about our team
Our friendly, dedicated team are committed to providing loving, nurturing care and outstanding early childhood education for your child. For this reason, they believe in the value of maintaining a safe, warm and inviting ‘home-away-from-home’ environment for your child, and a supportive relationship with you. Our passionate, qualified Teachers work together in a multicultural environment, to develop your little one’s potential through fun-filled play, nurturing curiosity and loving relationships. These are just some of the ways we ensure your child always has a sense of security, familiarity and trust, at our centre.
You’ll love Kindercare in Flagstaff.
We’ve got a special place in our local community. Families just like yours choose us because they know in our care, their child experiences the joy of learning through play; benefits from variety and gentle moments of care throughout the day; and makes friends in a relaxed, ‘home-away-from-home’ setting.
So, before you make any decisions, chat to us. Or better still, come and visit us: tell us about your childcare needs, and let’s see how we can help you.