KIA ORA AND WELCOME TO TAKANINI CHILD AND FAMILY CENTRE
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?
Early Learning Counties Manukau Takanini is a well-established, vibrant centre providing the local community with a fantastic and innovative opportunity for children’s before five growth and learning. The ELCM Takanini Team is caring, inviting, open and welcoming to our community’s children, whanau and visitors. The teaching team comprises of qualified, registered and in training teachers as well as enthusiastic support staff.
We consider that a healthy, safe, stimulating and enriching environment for our children is paramount, one in which we follow the children’s interests, extend their thinking and challenge their physical boundaries. We pride ourselves on having an environmentally friendly building and surrounds, with an indoor/outdoor flow to generous play spaces and an environment that has a naturally appealing look and feel.
We believe our centre caters to the needs and aspirations of the whole community, building strong relationships, nurturing confident and competent children, because “Children are the heart of all we do”. One of the ways we do this is by providing flexible hours to accommodate family’s needs, morning and afternoon sessions for over three’s.
The programme is tailored to the individual child’s age, stage and interests. We are a play based centre, inspired by a range of philosophies and approaches that include aspects of, RIE/Pikler, Reggio Emilia. We promote and encourage inquiry based learning and believe in utilising the environment as a third teacher. The programme has a kindergarten character and feel which encompasses and weaves through our New Zealand Curriculum, Te Whᾱriki. We embrace a bicultural approach, whilst valuing, respecting and making welcome all families and cultures in our community.
8 Oakleigh Avenue,
7.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday
From 6 months to 5 years
Our fees include a nutritious, balanced menu, including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, as well as, late snacks for children who attend full days.
Parents are asked to provide formula and nappies for infants, and nappies/pullups for their older toilet training child.
Your family may also be entitled to child-care subsidy assistance from Work and Income NZ.
A 2-week bond is required to secure your child’s enrolment at the centre and fees must be paid weekly. Payment can be made by either EFTPOS or Automatic Payment.
SESSIONAL FOR 3+ YEAR OLDS
20 hours per week
5 morning sessions or 5 afternoon sessions
No charge, 20 hours ECE