All-Day Mixed Age Early Childcare
Our Kids is a small and homely all-day mixed aged centre providing quality care and education for children aged between 6 months and 5 years. Our teachers create respectful and caring relationships with the children while maintaining close relationships with their family/whānau. Teachers are also confident in supporting the development, well-being and belonging of children under two year olds. They engage in meaningful interactions with infants and toddlers and give enough space and possibilities for free movement.
The Glendene centre is located in a residential area close to Glendene Primary School – a quiet and peaceful location for children to learn, grow and develop naturally. The interior of the centre is a warm, comfortable environment conveying a sense of calm. Children’s art work, their photos and plants are used to decorate the place as children engage in various learning experiences in a relaxed and productive manner.
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Indoor-Outdoor Flow for Learning
The outside environment at Our Kids Glendene provides plenty of exploration zones including a large sandpit covered by a shade-sail, a beautiful stream fed by a rain-water pump, landscaped planting, a variety of outdoor equipment for physical exercise and challenge including swings, and an area for wheeled activities such as scooters, and bikes.
The indoor-outdoor flow makes it easy for the children to move from one activity to another, to explore, be creative, work together, exercise and get close to nature and learn about the natural world. Teachers support the children’s learning by working closely alongside them, observing their play and responding meaningfully to their needs.