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Kidstown

 
Kidstown is an educational childcare centre situated at the foot of Mount Wellington in a peaceful residential location. We have a unique outdoor and nature focused curriculum, where we encourage children to become guardians of their natural environment helping them to care for the many animals and gardens that thrive in our Centre.
MT WELLINGTON, AUCKLAND: Kidstown is an educational childcare centre catering for 0 – 5 year olds in a secure and stimulating learning environment.

We are located in a peaceful residential location at the foot of Mount Wellington in an architecturally upgraded homestead with open and modern facilities.

Our Kidstown childcare centre is divided into two areas, the Under 2’s and the Over 2’s area. Each area is designed to meet the different development needs to each age group.
 

Kidstown Childcare Centre Mt Wellington


At Kidstown we highly value the relationships with our families. We have regular socal events throughout the year to help build a community feel and to strengthen the bonds between families and their children. We see this area as one of our strengths.
 

ENVIRONMENT at Kidstown

At Kidstown we maximise the use of the local environment to stimulate children’s interest and captivate their natural inquisitive personalities.

Children enjoy regular community walks to the local farm, train station and community amenities all made possible by our unique location.
 

CURRICULUM at Kidstown

At Kidstown, your child will be cared for by highly qualified educators, passionate about each child’s individual development.

We have a unique outdoor and nature focused curriculum, where we encourage children to become guardians of their natural environment helping them to care for the many animals and gardens that thrive in our Centre.

Natural heritage is also at the heart of our children’s learning and links are made to our centre pepeha with weekly walks in our local community and to our maunga/mountain (Maungarei).
 

MEALS at Kidstown

We have an in-house chef and offer fresh healthy meals each day. We also encourage the children to be involved in growing, harvesting and preparing food from our vegetable garden and chicken coup.
 

ROOMS and Teacher Ratios at Kidstown

To ensure that each child is treated with the respect, love and care that they need, Kidstown has specific child teacher ratios. Our Kea Nest for children under 11/2 years of age has an average teacher to child ratio of 1:3 and our Kea Flock, for older children up to 21/2 years of age has an average teacher to child ratio of 1:5.

Our toddler and preschool rooms have an average teacher to child ratio of 1:8 and plenty of opportunity is provided for the children to interact with the younger children.

There are many siblings across the Centre and tuakana–teina has become an important concept at Kidstown whereby the older children help to guide the younger or less expert teina.


SCHOOL READY Programme at Kidstown

Kidstown has a unique Tu Meke Tui ready for school programme that runs 3 times per week. Children are involved in small-group, teacher-led activities that focus on listening skills, literacy and numeracy skills and help prepare children for school.
 
Contact Kidstown
Kidstown is based at 16 Mountain Rd, Mt Wellington, Auckland.

For more information about us visit the Kidstown website www.kidstown.co.nz or email nikki@kidstown.co.nz or sam@kidstown.co.nz.

You can also give us a call us on 09 527 8222.
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