This is our first centre opened in 2012. It is a state-of-the-art purpose build centre which provides all-day and sessional education and care for up to 45 children, including 10 Babies from 0 to 2 years. We have a very good participation from children of diverse cultural backgrounds of the local community. We aims to provide exemplary childcare for the children of Mt Roskill, in partnership with parents/whānau and the wider community. This is our one and only centre who caters for children from 0-2 years of age.
We are proud of the close relationships we have with our families. We celebrate a diverse range of cultural events and have regular parent information sessions and fun social gatherings. This enables us to respond to children’s personal needs, catering to their routines and encouraging them in their interests and development.
To satisfy the needs and demands of working families we have morning and afternoon sessions and full day programme available. Feel free to walk in/flick an email or ring us, our Office Manager Arpita Unni will be in touch with you to help you choose the best childcare option which fits your needs.
For providing children with developmentally appropriate activities and facilities we have three separate rooms and have placed children into three age groups.
For babies from birth till the age of 2 years
The babies room is a large, colourful and inviting nursery with fun-filled activities that encourage a multitude of developmental skills
Lots of space for children to develop their gross motor skills, such as; rolling, crawling and walking
10 babies at a time in our nursery and all children have their own cot and bedding
A children monitoring camera will always be operating to ensure safe supervision of children, along with adult supervision in the sleep room. Electronic beepers are used to track the five minutes time
We have an open door policy where parent/whanau and children are welcome to spend time with us
Click here to read about how do we take care of our Babies and Babies Programme in LBLC.
Toddlers room has children from 2-3 years of age
In the toddlers room we provide a warm and nurturing environment for your child to learn develop and make sense of the world
Our curriculum for toddlers is responsive to their rapidly growing capabilities to support them develop their physical, social and language capabilities their language learning is supported through conversations, stories and songs in which they play an increasing part
For toddlers we provide a large outdoor area where they can observe, explore and enjoy a wonderful array of activities to meet the unique needs of each individual child
This area and activities are carefully planned, implemented and monitored to enhance every child’s holistic development – social, emotional, physical and intellectual
The toddlers room has a sleep area and we do our best to follow the sleeping routine at home
Since this is an age they are learning to self-regulate, amidst the feelings that are sometimes intense and unpredictable, the toddler’s room has space for quiet play and reading, soft space for resting and bottles, family and role play, puzzles, blocks and much more
We also promote independence and encourage children to be confident communicators before they move to the preschool room
Preschool room has children from 3 ½ years to 5+ years old
Other than age, we make sure children will be moved to this room when they are ready for it
At this age children have an increasing capacity for language and inquiry and for understanding others point of view
They becomes much more aware of cultural expectations, understanding that different cultures have different expectations and that what is appropriate in one context may not be appropriate in another
This stage of early childhood education is also about self help skills and making them confident and ready for school
Depending on the emergent interest of the children, they are offered with various activities that fosters their skills and knowledge in all the areas of the curriculum in a creative and inviting environment
Children are also encouraged to explore the creative learning environment set for them both indoors and outdoors depending on the weather condition
For outdoor play:
Literacy and numeracy
Music and movements
Jumping on shapes
Walking on lines
Tug of war
For indoor play:
Music and movements
Give us a call or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!