Little Magpies

Childcare Centre

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

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 the family
    • Primary Caregiving for under 3 year olds
    • Fun learning opportunities for children
    • Individual education programme developed for each child
    • Delicious morning tea and unches 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 Fees
    • From $5.50 per hour
    • Maximum $262.50 for the week
    • 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)

    “Caring and respectful interactions foster children’s sense of belonging and secure attachments with teachers. Assisting each child’s emotional, social and physical competence is a shared centre priority. Literacy and mathematics are well integrated into learning experiences. Infants and toddlers enjoy strong connections with a primary caregiving teacher.

    Children’s emerging interests, parents’ aspirations for their children and Te Whāriki, the early childhood curriculum, guide the centre programme. Individual planning is based on teachers’ observations of children.”

    Our latest ERO report (when we were known as Village Kids Napier Childcare Centre)

  • Our Hours

    Monday to Friday
    7.30 am – 5.30 pm

    Closed Public Holidays

  • 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 Preschoolers area (yet to be named)

    Phone: 06 843 1031

     

    Lynley Kite – Administration Manager

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

     

    Shane Rooney – Manager

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

    Our Office hours are 8.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday

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Would highly recommend Little Magpies Childcare Centre, my daughters in home carer finished late last year so I decided to leave finding a new day care until the beginning of the year. I'm glad I found Little Magpies, the staff have been so helpful and great at communicating how my daughter is going. There's never ending activities and wholesome meals. Thanks for everything. Katarina

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

Julie

Awesome environment for my son, his teachers go well above and beyond what I expect even to the point of a teacher using her own time to train and help with my autistic son. My son and I give a A+++++ rating to the Centre and staff. Dwayne

Dwayne

Thank you for all of the things you have done for my son over the past few years.You all have been there for him many times and shared with us many things that have happened. 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. Annie has been so accommodating and lovely towards us! I even cried the first time I spoke to her because I was so overwhelmed with choices of childcare providers and she quickly made me feel as though we had made the right decision. I have nothing but amazing things to say about Annie, I can call her anytime and she is so quick to answer any of my questions, help with WINZ applications, come to my house or work to do paperwork! She is nothing short of a superstar!

Abbe
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