What We Offer
Part of Your Family & Your Community
Nurserydale Childcare Centre has been part of your community for over 40 years so we understand the importance of creating and maintaining good family and whanau relationships. We are your child’s home away from home.
Occupying their own area in Nurserydale, the under twos are encouraged to actively explore. With a maximum of 10 under twos, we ensure your child receives continuity of care with a dedicated consistent team of teachers.
Our goal at this age is to encourage independence within a safe, supported and caring environment. With a 1:7 ratio for our over twos we provide children with opportunities to take risks and build confidence knowing they are supported by caring adults.
We have a structured routine and curriculum planned activities every day. These activities are designed to complement our children’s learning and to meet all their needs equally. We offer a balance of learning activities that are structured, free choice activities and an indoor and outdoor flow for a large percentage of the day.
Transition to School Programme
We run a “Transition to School” programme for our four year old children. The focus of this period is on pre-reading and pre-writing skills plus introducing more structured mat times and music times. This is a small group environment preparing your child for their next learning challenge – school.
Children are introduced to the Transition to School room after four years of age. This group runs from 9:30 am until 11:00 am and is supported by two of our teachers.