Coastal Kids is a newly renovated early learning centre in Beachlands, which is a home away from home. We have one of the first multicultural teams in the community. Our children are from 3 months to 6 years and we provide an exciting and stimulating environment. Respectful, trusting relationships within our centre are encouraged. We work alongside our parents/whānau and build strong partnerships to support positive learning outcomes for children and meet parent’s expectations. We are open from 7:00am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday and provide care for full days, short days or 4 hour sessions.
We have friendly and passionate staff that love working with tamarki and celebrate their learning journey. We believe in empowering children to develop their skills, positive attitudes and knowledge to support their lifelong love of learning. Our environment fosters warm respectful relationships where we empower children to gain independence and confidence to view themselves as competent and capable.
Our Tui nest caters to our infants who have a primary carer to assist with the initial settling in period into our Coastal Kids family. The carer provides individual opportunities and support for each child to extend them in their own unique way and helps them to accomplish the wonderful milestones in a safe and loving environment. Baby sign is used in the Tui nest to support and encourage early language while promoting feelings of empowerment.
Our Kea forest room is for our tiny toddlers where we foster respectful, nurturing relationships with age appropriate learning experiences to help children learn and develop. As educators, we are continually extending and strengthening their learning in a positive, holistic manner, shaping life-long learners. Our infants and toddlers rooms share a playground where children can explore the natural environment and grow to be themselves. The older children love to support the younger ones, embracing the concept of ‘tuakana teina’ as the older children are encouraged to work alongside the younger peers to support their learning journey.
Our Pukeko swamp room is for our prestigious Preschoolers which has a fantastic Be School Ready initiative to ensure happy, confident children who are equipped with the social, emotional and academic skills to prepare them for school. Our room follows a child led programme which encourages children to investigate and explore their interests and theories with the guidance from passionate teachers. Our teachers provide an environment that sparks the natural curiosities of all children and encourages them to discover and develop their individual skills to succeed in school. It is a wonderful area that invites children to run, climb, jump and develop the foundation skills needed for formal learning.
“Captain Awesome’s” Mobile swim school is on offer at Coastal Kids. This heated, indoor mobile pool specialises in teaching children from 2-5yrs in Hero themed swimming lessons with a Qualified and experienced teacher. Lessons start with building water confidence and submerging, through to streamline gliding, then freestyle and moving onto backstroke and breaststroke. These specialised lessons will have your child becoming a confident swimmer as they move through the various stages.
Coastal Kids promote healthy eating, and our wonderful centre cook prepares nutritious meals following the NZ Heart Foundation guidelines. We also cater for children with allergies, cultural and religious eating preferences. Our spacious outdoor area has fruit trees where children learn to care, harvest and utilise the produce from our environment.
We are excited to offer our families access to Storypark e-portfolios. They are a great way to keep up to date with what you child is doing while at the centre. You can log in to check out photos of them and comment on their activities. Click here for more information
“My son was shy on talking. The teachers at Coastal Kids Beachlands worked with our family to help achieve our goals and encouraged my son to keep practicing his words on a daily basis. We are so proud of the progress he has made and grateful for the support from his teachers. It’s great to see his confidence and his social skills improving – thank you to all his amazing teachers”
“The staff (past and present) have all been fantastic! My child who is sadly leaving next week to start primary school has had the best relationships with all staff, and has made some lasting friendships with fellow children. I am saddened that she is leaving after 4 years of being well looked after at the centre, but as the same time I am excited for her next big step to the ‘big school’, as she is very ready academically. I look forward to the ongoing support from the centre, with my youngest child over the next 3 years!!”
“The centre is a superb second home for my boys. The staff are AMAZING. I have a child that struggles with behaviour and the staff are just so great at helping with any issues and feedback and encouragement. I am indebted to Coastal Kids for all their help, love and support”.