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GLEN EDEN DAYCARE
The Glen Eden centre is centrally located and children have easy access to community resources. The centre has a newly furnished outdoor area providing plenty of challenges and opportunities for children to explore including a beautiful stream with a pump that runs off rain water, sensory herbs and landscaped planting, a beautiful stained glass fence window for children to look outside, and a deck area for use in the wet weather.The outdoor area is huge with a large sandpit, plenty of outdoor equipment for physical activities, and a long spiraling ramp for wheeled activities. Children’s artwork, their photos, plants and mirrors, are used to decorate the interior of the centre to create a homely and aesthetically pleasing environment.
QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
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. The centre has been renovated with new facilities, and is continuously well resourced.
Gardening and nature is an important part of our centre culture. The children are very involved in all processes of gardening and learning about nature. Teachers take children on nature walk experiences and for visits to the local garden and orchard. The teachers and children are often seen out and about in our local community as we frequently visit the library and shops. We feel it is important for children to be part of their community and learn about real-life experiences of their environment.
ON-SITE COOK CATERING FOR ALL DIETS
Our resident cook provides for morning, lunch and afternoon food breaks taking into consideration nutritional guidelines, and any special dietary requirements such as allergies. Our Kids teachers encourage positive attitudes in children to support healthy food choices and have created a four week cycle menu in collaboration with families and in-sync with the NZ Heart Foundation’s guidelines.
INTRODUCING... OUR KIDS GLEN EDEN
I have had a wonderful experience with the team at Our Kids Glen Eden.The first time I walked in the facility I felt such a welcoming, home-like feel, which I thought makes the perfect environment for my little one. The teachers have all been magnificent! They made me feel so comfortable when transitioning my daughter into their care. They are so considerate and accommodating. They keep me well informed and we have open conversations. The teachers at Our Kids Glen Eden genuinely want what is best for you and your tamariki. I am overwhelmed with joy when I see my daughter having so much fun at Our Kids as I pick her up each day. The calm, open, friendly environment at Our Kids Glen Eden makes it feel like a home away from home. Our Kids Glen Eden whānau you are a blessing!
Looking to Enrol?
To enrol your child, please come into the centre at any time during business hours. Alternatively, phone or email us to make an appointment. We can answer any questions you have, let you know availability for your child’s age group, send you an enrolment form and discuss the enrolment process.
The best way to find out if we’re the right centre for you is by seeing it for yourself. Please come in for a visit, we’d love to meet you.
If you want to read more about Our Kids, please download our parent handbook.
Glen Eden Day Care Fees
School Day Fees
(8:30am – 3:30pm)
|Times||Under 3s||Over 3 & 4 years old|
All Day Fees
(7:00am – 5:30pm)
|Times||Under 3s||Over 3 & 4 years old|
(8:00am – 12:00pm or 12:30pm - 4:30pm)
|Under 3s||Over 3 & 4 years old|
|$30 per Session||FREE (Enrolment Fee Applies)|
20 ECE Hours
We offer 20 ECE hours for all 3 and 4 year olds enrolled at our centres.
They can receive up to 6 hours per day to a maximum of 20 hours per week free. See the daycare fees table for more details.
You may be eligible for WINZ subsidies or assistance through the Working for Families initiative. Please ask us for more information on your entitlements and how to apply for them. We have some childcare subsidy forms available at the centre if you need them.
2 Day Enrolments for all ages and sessions for under 2s are offered at discretion and subject to availability.
Our Kids Early Learning Centre fees include high quality teacher ratios above Ministry of Education Standards. A $50 enrollment fee will be due upon enrollment to confirm your place.
Two weeks’ notice is required when terminating enrollment.
Food is provided.
Nappies and Formula are not provided – this must be brought in from home if required.
Our Kids Glen Eden will be closed for approximately two weeks over the Christmas period and you will be notified of these dates. No fees are incurred during this closure.
GLEN EDEN STAFF
Centre Manager/Head Teacher
I have been teaching for over ten years around Aotearoa, as well as for two years in the UK. As an educator I am always learning, so I have pursued further study options during that time. I completed my Masters in Education this year, focussing on cultural identity development. This kaupapa reflects my passion for creating a learning community which embraces, uplifts and celebrates the cultures present in it.
My heritage as Māori and NZ Pākehā, is an important part of my own cultural identity. This informs my belief in working towards an authentic bicultural learning environment fro tamariki, whānau and kaiako, through culturally inclusive and responsive teaching and learning.
I love the unique mixed age setting of Our Kids as it promotes whānaungatanga for each member of our community. Our tamariki practice manaakitanga each day as they share learning experiences with peers of different ages.
I value autonomy for young children and believe my job as an educator is to support them as they grow and develop into lifelong learners with a strong sense of who they are and how they fit into the world. I am looking forward to building connections with the Glen Eden community to create meaningful learning opportunities to support this growth for our tamariki.