Village Kids

Preschoolers (Tuatara’s)

3.5 to 5 years old

We have a strong focus on preparing children to become physically and socially independent and to develop a love of learning. We believe a social environment encourages positive group interactions where preschool children can become confident, capable learners.

The Tuatara area is spacious with easy access to resources for play and learning. Children are encouraged to make personal choices by having access to resources that interest them. Teachers support and extend children by using teachable moments to incorporate literacy, numeracy and science skills, and we have group times where children learn through music, dance, stories, books, fingerplays and discussions.

Physical play is integral to learning and general well-being. Our playground is set in attractive surroundings, and has a wide array of climbing equipment to strengthen and develop children’s gross motor skills. The large deck area is a wonderful platform for physical and dramatic play, and good indoor/outdoor flow enables extension of the curriculum. Open-ended resources allow children to develop problem-solving skills.

We Offer

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Flexible hours to suit the family

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Affordable childcare fees, no additional fees charged

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Fun learning opportunities for children

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Individual education programmes which are developed for each child

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Winz subsidies for those families who are eligible

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ECE subsidies for those families who have children over 3 years of age

OUR FEES

  • From $5.00 per hour
  • Maximum $250.00 for the week
  • Nappies provided free of charge
  • Lunches provided free of charge (except Fridays which is our lunchbox day and is provided by home)
  • FREE 20 ECE hours for 3 & 4 years olds (up to 6 hours per day and 20 hours per week) – no additional charges
  • WINZ subsidies for eligible families.
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OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday
6:45 am – 6:00 pm
Closed Public Holidays

“Welcoming and respectful interactions between teachers and children are evident. Teachers draw on a range of strategies to engage children in sustained converasations. Children confidently approach teachers for support and assistance.”
Education Review Office (ERO)

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Philosophy

We believe, at Village Kids that every child is a taonga – treasure and will learn best when both teachers and the learning environment affirm and support children holistically; which is underpinned by the Early Childhood Curriculum – Te Whariki.

The values of Paua are unique to us and are interwoven into our culture to ensure we work collaboratively, as a community of learners. We recognise and share our New Zealand dual culture and heritage and we value our joint partnership with parents, whanau and the wider community.

Our Tamariki – Children We believe children learn best when they have:

Our Whanau – Family

We believe children learn best when:

Our Kaiako – Teachers

We believe children learn best when teachers are:

PAUA Values:

Play – have fun with children & teachers, laugh with each other & work with a passion
Appreciate others – be respectful to children, whanau, colleagues, give positive feedback & give thanks
Understand your attitude – you choose your attitude, be positive, friendly, supportive & caring
Attention to others – build reciprocal relationships and trust, by being responsive, empowering & honest

Philosophy – OSCAR

We believe, at Village Kids that every child is a taonga – treasure and will learn best when both teachers and the environment affirm and support children holistically.

The values of Paua are unique to us and are interwoven into our culture to ensure we work collaboratively, as a community of learners.

We recognise and share our New Zealand dual culture and heritage and we value our joint partnership with parents, whanau and the wider community.

Our Tamariki – Children

We believe children learn best when they have:

Our Whanau – Family

We believe children learn best when:

Our Kaiako – Teachers

We believe children learn best when teachers are:

PAUA Values:

Play – have fun with children & teachers, laugh with each other & work with a passion
Appreciate others – be respectful to children, whanau, colleagues, give positive feedback & give thanks
Understand your attitude – you choose your attitude, be positive, friendly, supportive & caring
Attention to others – build reciprocal relationships and trust, by being responsive, empowering & honest