Life Long Love
OUR KIDS CHILDCARE ONEHUNGA
Dynamic Kids has been an important part of the local Onehunga community for more than ten years. They have joined the Our Kids Family in November 2020.
Our Kids provides a beautiful early learning childcare 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. Our environment is considered an important teacher and has been set to intentionally encourage curiosity, and discovery, extending children’s dispositional learning.
QUALITY EDUCATION AND CARE FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN
Our Kids childcare centre in Onehunga aims to set the stage and ignite that initial piece of wonder and creativity in children, positively influencing their entire lives. By attending Our Kids, located at 208A Church St Onehunga, we envision that each child will have set their foundation and move into Primary School with great momentum, confidence, creativity, and capacity.
We create a home away from home for children in our early childhood educational community. We do this by building open and positive relationships with whanau (families). Our goal is 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. These ideals 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.
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
ENROL TODAY AT OUR KIDS ONEHUNGA CHILDCARE CENTRE
To enrol your child at Our Kids Early Learning Centre in Onehunga, 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
(8:30am to 15:30pm)
|Times||Under 3s||Over 3 & 4 years old|
All Day Fees
(7:00am to 6:00pm)
|Times||Under 3s||Over 3 & 4 years old||3 Days||$165||$105|
(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.
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.
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.
Minimum 3 day enrolments for all children.
Sessions subject to availability for Under 2 enrolments.
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.
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.
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.