At Little Magpies Childcare Centre we value learning!
Exploring nature, being creative and having fun are some of the many things that children enrolled at Little Magpies experience. Respect, Resilience, and Relationships are our learning priorities.
Primary Caregiving for Under 2 year olds is important to us to ensure the emotional well-being of each child. Our teachers respect and support children’s individual learning encouraging children to be confident and competent learners.
We have three separate learning environments designed to support individual children’s learning, with a Head Teacher in each area and a small team of dedicated, qualified teachers.
We encourage families to share with the teachers in their child’s area their aspirations, cultural identity, values and beliefs.
A baby’s first 1000 days of life are the most important – Nathan Wallis explains why…
We feel these are important for your child to experience while at Little Magpies (click here)
Our Philosophy (click here)
Some excerpts from our latest ERO report which we would like to share with you…
“Children’s learning and development is supported through caring, reciprocal relationships. Predictable routines foster security and belonging for younger learners. “
“Children’s learning stories build a picture of what they know, are interested in, and can do. Kaiako and whānau informally share information about children’s activities and interests.”
We are very lucky to have such an awesome team of kaiako to learn alongside our tamariki.
Monday to Friday 7.30 am – 5.30 pm
Closed – Public Holidays
Closed – days in between Christmas and New Year
We have procedures and processes in place which guide us in the delivery of professional, consistent, safe and appropriate practice. If you would like a copy of our procedures emailed to you please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have hard copies of our procedures and policies available in our office.
We review our procedures annually and share these with our families for their input, via email.
JJ Higgins – Centre Manager
Dana Payne – Head Teacher of our Babies area (Geckos)
Jess Prince – Head Teacher of our Toddlers area (Kiwis)
Charlotte Prince – Head Teacher of our Preschoolers area (Magpies)
Phone: 06 843 1031
Lynley Kite – Administration Manager
Shane Rooney – Director
Our Office hours are 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
We offer affordable rates with flexible hours to suit you. Simply fill in the form below to enquire.
The best decision I have ever made for my son!Petricia
"In partnership with whānau Māori, teachers actively seek out the learning aspirations they have for their tamariki." Little Magpies Childcare CentreERO 2020
"Children benefit from a well-considered environment that responds to their diverse interests and needs." Little Magpies Childcare CentreERO 2020
"Kaiako are well supported to take on leadership roles and implement a range of initiatives to improve outcomes for children." Little Magpies Childcare CentreERO 2020
"Strategic and annual planning provide clear expectations and guidelines for quality teaching practice and curriculum delivery." Little Magpies Childcare CentreERO 2020
"Individual learning plans support consistent and deliberate teaching strategies to progress children’s learning." Little Magpies Childcare CentreERO 2020
"Infants and toddlers are well supported in a calm and nurturing environment. A wide range of sensory experiences promotes children's curiosity and exploration." Little Magpies Childcare CentreERO 2020
"Strong collaborative relationships between teachers, children, parents, and whānau promote a sense of belonging." Little Magpies Childcare CentreERO 2020
"The service philosophy and vision are highly evident in practice." Little Magpies Childcare CentreERO 2020
Would highly recommend Little Magpies Childcare Centre. There's never ending activities and wholesome meals. Thanks for everything.Katarina
THANK YOU to the wonderful Centre staff who work over the whole Xmas period. I couldn't ask for anywhere better for my daughter to attend she is so happy and the Centre staff are truely awesome!Julie
Awesome environment for my son, his teachers go well above and beyond. My son and I give a A+++++ rating to the Centre and staff.Dwayne
Thank you for all of the things you have done for my son over the past few years. I know that my son takes with him many values and virtues fostered by Little Magpies staff that will support him through the next few years. Many, many thanks.Stef
I am super, super stoked with how easy the whole process has been dealing with Little Magpies Home Based.Abbe
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