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GLEN EDEN
GLENDALE ROAD (09) 818 9913 | MATAKI WAY (09) 218 6407
GLENDENE
BEAZLEY PLACE (09) 836 6495

PREPARING LITTLE MINDS FOR LIFE

When young children are learning in preschool education environments they’re gathering the skills, knowledge and dispositions to cope with the diverse challenges of life, including the more immediate challenge of starting school.

During early childhood at Our Kids the foundations for literacy and numeracy, decision making, perseverance, patience and creativity are developed through a range of play based learning experiences. Self-help and self-care skills are fostered within the children, along with the development of social competence leading up to the transition to school.

Two girls smiling hanging upside down on plastic see saw in Our Kids Glen Eden

Te Whariki at Our Kids

Teachers at Our Kids Early Learning Centres are guided by Te Whāriki, weaving a holistic curriculum in response to children’s learning and development in the early childhood setting and the wider context of the child’s world. The children at Our Kids continually set their own goals and choose their own learning paths, make their own decisions, and construct their own understandings in a stimulating, challenging, and responsive environment, alongside teachers who support them to widen and deepen their learning.

Self Directed Learning Paths

Children develop deep understandings when they’re able to choose learning paths that interest them before concentrating and exploring for extended periods of time over days, weeks, months and even years, with minimal interruptions. They learn persistence and patience when they’re able to return to their own chosen pursuits day after day.

None of the other daycares we looked quite felt right but when we arrived at ‘ Our Kids’ Nico took a glance inside and ran off to play straight away. The staff are all lovely and are fully trained in early childhood education. My boys love going to daycare and really look at it as their second home away from home. Nico is starting school in a few weeks now and is well prepared for it. I am so happy that we found ‘Our Kids’ and can only recommend them.
- Ilona, Glendale Road, Glen Eden
Our son transitioned to school so well and i believe a lot of that is due to the confidence he gained at such a wonderful centre. A big highlight for us was the mixed ages, our son attended from age 3-5 and he loved interacting with the babies. I'd have no hesitation at all to send a wee one there as its like dropping them off at an aunties house.
- Zoe Brown, Beazley Place, Glendene
I have two boys attending and the amount of new things they both learn and bring home is just incredible , my eldest went from a shy kid who just sticks to himself to this confident , brave outgoing person that always wants to help and try new things , my eldest will be heading to primary next year and I am well over confident that the center have taught and given him the skills and attitude to advance his learning abilities.
- Viliami Fangaloka, Beazley Place, Glendene