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GLEN EDEN
GLENDALE ROAD (09) 818 9913 | MATAKI WAY (09) 218 6407
GLENDENE
BEAZLEY PLACE (09) 836 6495
ONEHUNGA
CHURCH STREET (09) 636 1395

ONEHUNGA CHILDCARE

Dynamic Kids has been an important part of the local Onehunga community for more than ten years and will be joining the Our Kids Family in November 2020. Our Kids provides a beautiful childcare learning environment inspired by the Reggio Emilia & RIE approach to teaching and learning. This is a positive, affirming childcare learning space that enables children to freely explore and lead their own learning, supporting them to blossom intellectually, physically, socially and artistically. The environment is considered to be an important teacher and is set to intentionally encourage curiosity and discovery, extending children’s dispositional learning.

QUALITY EDUCATION AND CARE FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN

Our Kids Onehunga centre aims to set the stage and ignite that initial piece of wonder and creativity in a child, that positively influences their entire lives. By attending Our Kids, located at 208A Church St Onehunga, we envision that each child will have set the foundation and move into Primary School with great momentum, confidence, creativity and capacity.

We create a home away from home for children in our learning community. We do this by building open and positive relationships with whanau (families) to encourage collaboration, encompassing the diversity of our community. These warm, trusting and loving partnerships form the backbone for children’s learning to support each child’s sense of mana whenua (belonging).

We believe that the arts and strong connections with papatuanuku (nature) set the stage for learning and ignite that initial piece of wonder and creativity in a child that positively influences their entire lives. Peaceful music is purposefully incorporated into the learning environment to support atheistic and cognitive development. We use the 100 languages of children to reinforce their own perspectives of the world around them and their place in it.

We foster the well-being of children through good nutrition and active movement to fuel children’s busy bodies and growing minds. We recognise Maori as the first people of Aotearoa. Te Ao Maori is woven into our daily practice.

Young girl at daycare in Onehunga smiling on camera as she climbs fence

Centres Details

License: 70 children

Ratios: Infants and Toddlers 1:4, Preschool 1:8

Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 7:00am – 6:00pm

Address: 208A Church Street, Onehunga, Auckland 1643

Contact Us: 09 636 1395

Parent Handbook for childcare centre

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.

Onehunga Day Care Fees

School Day Fees

(9:00am to 15:30pm)

Times Under 3s Over 3 & 4 years old
5 Days Booked $195 $125

All Day Fees

(7:00am to 6:00pm)

Times Under 3s Over 3 & 4 years old
2 Days $110 $70
3 Days $165 $105
4 Days $220 $140
5 Days $275 $175

Session Fees

(7:30am to 12:30pm or 1:00pm to 6:00pm)

Times Under 3s Over 3 & 4 years old
5 Days Booked $180 per Week 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.

Subsidised Childcare

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.

Enrolment Conditions

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.

A 10% discount is offered for the oldest child when multiple siblings are enrolled.

Two weeks’ notice is required when terminating enrollment.

Food & Nappies are provided.

Formula is not provided – this must be brought in from home if required.

ONEHUNGA STAFF

Divya Chand Over 2s Head Teacher at Our Kids Early Learning Centre Onehunga

Divya Chand

Over 2s Head Teacher

I am a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. I completed my degree through Manukau Institute of Technology. I have a passion for early childhood education and have thoroughly enjoyed my 3 years of training. I previously worked in various customer service roles for 5 years and worked as a support worker for an year, until I decided to follow my passion for education. I believe that every child should be given every opportunity to grow into happy, healthy, confident individuals. I am very passionate about working with children and being part of their little world. I believe that there is a lot to learn from children itself and that is something I really love about this job. Working as a support worker previously, I have gained great knowledge and experience of working with children and adults with mental and physical disabilities which is has sparked deep interest in me to care for children with special needs.

I look forward to working closely with the children, parents/whanau of Our Kids.

Sue Lydamore Under 2s head teacher at Our Kids Early Learning Centre Onehunga

Sue Lydamore

Under 2s Head Teacher

My name is Sue and I am the Head Teacher in our Nursery here at Our Kids. My life purpose is to support, inspire and motivate other to achieve their own aspirations for themselves. I feel privileged to be involved and a part of the changes that take place as children develop and learn as they grow. I love working with children, parents and whanau.

It is paramount for me to create and be part of an environment which has and shows aroha (love), warmth, friendliness, respect, and is safe and stimulating for children. I believe this is what nurtures and supports children’s growth, development and learning. My approach to teaching is to enhance and enrich children’s learning and development through positive guidance and support. I value and am committed to learning and think it is vital for me to continue ongoing professional development and to always keep an open mind.

Outside of the centre my hobbies include; the gym, walking and hiking.

Anna Mcleod ECE teacher at Our Kids Onehunga Childcare Centre

Anna Mcleod

ECE Teacher

Jenny Hoe-Oon ECE Teacher at Our Kids Onehunga Childcare

Jenny Hoe-Oon

ECE Teacher

Juliana Feyter ECE Teacher at Our Kids Onehunga Childcare

Juliana Feyter

ECE Teacher

Jennifer Block Chef at Our Kids Onehunga Day Care Centre

Jennifer Block

Chef

Simone Gavin Administrator at Our Kids Onehunga Daycare

Simone Gavin

Administrator

Solene Sigley

ECE Teacher

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