EduKids Albany is located within the complex of Westfield Shopping Mall in Albany. Our centre believes that children develop and learn in a warm and nurturing environment, where all children are respected and encouraged to be active and guide their own learning and development. This learning and development takes place with support from experienced teachers who work closely with you and your child to ensure that we provide the best possible care and education during their early years.
EduKids Albany cares for children aged from 3 months to 5 years. Your child will be looked after first in our Ara Tūhura room from 3 months up to 2.5 years, where they will then have visits to ensure a smooth transition to our Ara Tipu room.
We value working in partnership with whānau (families) and children through building respectful and trusting relationships. This includes focusing on children as individuals by developing a learning journey specific to their needs and interests. Through interactions with our teachers and our stimulating environment, children are encouraged to explore and develop their social skills, communication, curiosity and confidence.
EduKids Albany also has a learning focus based around creative arts. This is evident in how visual arts, music, movement and dance are incorporated into curriculum areas such as numeracy, literacy, science and outdoor play. Our friendly and approachable teachers take pride in making a positive difference in their lives by being role models, recognising their needs as individuals and supporting their cultural identity.
What makes us different?
- Primary care giving system in our infants and toddlers room
- The infant and toddlers environment includes a baby’s nest to support the growth and development of our youngest children
- Child focused by working closely with parents and whanau
- Our centre is focused on relationships with parents and whanau
- Our pre-school room supports your child to become independent and confident in their abilities
- Our Be School Ready initiative develops the skills needed to ensure a smooth transition to school
We have a Healthy Heart Award!
For more information on the Healthy Heart Programme, click here!
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
“9 months ago when going back in to full time work, I was super anxious about being separated from my little man but the EduKids Albany team went out of their way to help both of us adjust. I didn’t think these girls could get any sweeter or amazing but boy I was wrong! The support and love our wee family have had this passed year is beyond measure and I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you so so much for the bottom of my mummy heart. We couldn’t be on this journey without you. We love you guys! “
“To the amazing team at Edukids, thank you for all that you have done for our family this past year. Your hard work does not go unnoticed”
“The team at Edukids never ceases to amaze me with their dedication and passion towards their centre. It always seems to get better and better. Thanks for a great 2016, here’s to an exciting 2017.”
“Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort this year. Our daughter absolutely loves coming each week, and we have seen her thrive under your care and love.”
“Edukids Albany was the best choice for my child- a decision which should have been hard to make was made easy by Michaela and her team. Thank you everyone.”