Little Magpies

Childcare Centre

Situated in Onekawa, Napier offering full time and part time childcare.

At Little Magpies Childcare Centre we value learning!

Exploring nature, unlocking creativity, developing numeracy and literacy skills, investigating science, and having loads of fun while doing it are only some of the many things that children attending our Centre learn.

Primary Caregiving for Under 3 year olds is important to us to ensure the  emotional well-being of each child. Our teachers respect and support children’s individual interests, encouraging children to be confident and competent life-long 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.

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  • We Offer
    • Affordable childcare fees
    • Flexible hours to suit your family
    • Primary Caregiving
    • Fun learning opportunities for children
    • Individual education programme developed for each child
    • Intentional teaching strategies to meet whanau aspirations and children’s interests
    • FREE nappies
    • FREE trips, outings e.g. Omni Gym, parks, library, cultral places of significance
    • FREE delicious morning tea, afternoon tea and lunches cooked and prepared by our In-House Chef
    • Winz subsidies for those families who are eligible
    • ECE subsidies for those families who have children over 3 years of age
  • Our Values, Vision & Local Curriculum

    We feel these are important for your child to experience while at Little Magpies. (click here)

  • Our Philosophy

    Our Philosophy (click here)

  • Our Fees
    • $5.60 per hour
    • Nappies provided free of charge
    • Morning tea, lunches and afternoon tea provided free of charge (except Fridays which is our lunchbox day and is provided by home)
    • FREE 20 ECE hours for 3 & 4 years olds (up to 6 hours per day and 20 hours per week) – no additional charges
    • WINZ subsidies for eligible families.
  • Education Review Office (ERO)

    Some excerpts from our latest ERO report which we would like to share with you…

    “The service philosophy and vision are highly evident in practice.”

    “Strong collaborative relationships between teachers, children, parents, and whānau promote a sense of belonging.”

    “Infants and toddlers are well supported in a calm and nurturing environment. A wide range of sensory experiences promotes children’s curiosity and exploration.”

    “Individual learning plans support consistent and deliberate teaching strategies to progress children’s learning.”

    “Strategic and annual planning provide clear expectations and guidelines for quality teaching practice and curriculum delivery.”

    “Kaiako are well supported to take on leadership roles and implement a range of initiatives to improve outcomes for children.”

    “Children benefit from a well-considered environment that responds to their diverse interests and needs.”

    “In partnership with whānau Māori, teachers actively seek out the learning aspirations they have for their tamariki.”

    We are very lucky to have such an awesome team of kaiako to learn alongside our tamariki.

    Click here to view our full ERO report online.

  • Our Hours

    Monday to Friday  7.30 am – 5.30 pm

    Closed – Public Holidays

    Closed – days inbetween Christmas and New Year

    • 2020 – Tuesday 29th , Wednesday 30th  and Thursday 31st December
    • 2021 – Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th and Friday 31st December
    • 2022 – Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th and Friday 30th December
    • 2023 – Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Friday 29th December

     

  • Procedures

    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 admin@littlemagpies.co.nz. We have included some important ones for you to view.

    Emergency & Evacuation Procedure

    Excursions

    Health Procedure

    Food Allergies Procedure

     

  • Contact Centre Office

    JJ Higgins – Centre Manager

    Email: jj@littlemagpies.co.nz
    Phone: 06 843 1031

     

    Amanda Bolesworth – Head Teacher of our Babies area (Geckos)

    Hanna Smaling – Head Teacher of our Toddlers area (Kiwis)

    Melissa Hall – Head Teacher of our Preschoolers area (Magpies)

    Phone: 06 843 1031

     

    Lynley Kite – Administration Manager

    Email: admin@littlemagpies.co.nz
    Phone: 06 843 1031

     

    Shane Rooney – Director

    Email: srooney@xtra.co.nz
    Phone: 06 843 1031

    Our Office hours are 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

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Highly recommended.

Charlie

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 Centre

ERO 2020

"Children benefit from a well-considered environment that responds to their diverse interests and needs." Little Magpies Childcare Centre

ERO 2020

"Kaiako are well supported to take on leadership roles and implement a range of initiatives to improve outcomes for children." Little Magpies Childcare Centre

ERO 2020

"Strategic and annual planning provide clear expectations and guidelines for quality teaching practice and curriculum delivery." Little Magpies Childcare Centre

ERO 2020

"Individual learning plans support consistent and deliberate teaching strategies to progress children’s learning." Little Magpies Childcare Centre

ERO 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 Centre

ERO 2020

"Strong collaborative relationships between teachers, children, parents, and whānau promote a sense of belonging." Little Magpies Childcare Centre

ERO 2020

"The service philosophy and vision are highly evident in practice." Little Magpies Childcare Centre

ERO 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.

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Little Magpies

Childcare Centre

Situated in Onekawa, Napier offering full time and part time childcare. At Little Magpies Childcare Centre we value learning! Exploring nature, unlocking creativity, developing numeracy and literacy skills, investig...

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Home Based Childcare

We believe that primary caregiving and continuity of care, for under 3 year olds' is best for any child. Our lovely educarers form safe and secure relationships with the children in their care ensuring the same routi...

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We look forward to hearing from you please fill in the form or contact us here. Email: admin@littlemagpies.co.nz Centre & Home Based Address: 24 Leyland Street, Onekawa, Napier Centre Phone: 06-843 1031  | ...

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