EduKids Delamain, situated in Yaldhurst, is a purpose built childcare centre designed with children/nga tamariki in mind. Our centre has a warm, welcoming and home-like environment with happy children who are experiencing quality care and education.
EduKids Delamain now offer 6 hour sessions, as well as half-day sessions and full time care.
Our physical environment gives both inside and outside excitement, enabling children to grow and learn to their full potential. We believe that every child deserves the best care and learning opportunities, within a carefully planned environment. This ensures your child can grow in a supportive atmosphere.
For this reason, we have four classrooms that cater for the differing developmental stages of children. These are a 3 month – 2 year old nursery, a 2 – 3 year old toddler room, a 3 – 4 year old preschool room and a 4 – 5 year old prep room. The nursery room includes a cosy, safe nest for our youngest infants. The prep room offers a Be School Ready initiative with extension experiences that prepare children for their transition to primary school. Each area is richly resourced with a wide range of equipment that is developmentally and individually appropriate for each differing age and stage.
We believe in creating a well-balanced and safe environment for children and their families/whanau to ensure they feel relaxed and secure. Our childcare centre has a passionate multicultural teaching team who strive to provide a programme that is child initiated, based on current individual and group interests, needs and developmental stages. This offers the opportunity to not only have fun, but to enhance the total development and skills of each child and build a sense of belonging. Click here to read our ERO report.
Our learning programme is based on Te Whāriki (The Early Childhood Curriculum), while incorporating a solid understanding of today’s educational approaches. Our centre and wider community are an integral part of our culture. We encompass the rich diversities within our community, believing that everyone brings something unique and exciting to our centre.
We respect and encourage families/whanau to share their beliefs, values and traditions to ensure that we are an inclusive environment where everyone is valued.
We are excited to offer our families access to Storypark e-portfolios. They are a great way to keep up to date with what your child is doing while at the centre. You can log in to the secure platform to see what’s been happening in their day, check out photos of them and comment on their activities. Click here for more information about this fantastic resource.
What makes us special:
- Strong community involvement
- Dedicated teachers that are known by all the children, regardless of their classroom
- Bi-culturalism is part of the fabric of our centre
- Interactive online children’s portfolios
- The classroom transition process is designed to cater for each child and their family’s individual needs
- We have four rooms including a Prep room with an established Be School Ready initiative
What else you can expect from our childcare centre:
- Teachers who stimulate children’s play and learning
- Challenging and large outdoor play areas with exceptional preparation for school activities
- Qualified teachers you can trust
- Morning and afternoon sessions
- Affordable rates, 20 ECE hours available
- Separate nursery, toddler, preschool and prepschool classrooms
“Thank you for making Lachlan’s transition to EduKids Delamain and Christchurch so smooth. Lachlan has developed a strong bond with his teachers and peers alike. We feel Lachlan has truly flourished while in your centre, into a happy, caring, strong minded little man. In a flash the time has come to transition to primary school. We appreciate the care and support from the centre and would highly recommend the centre to anyone looking for childcare.”
“Overall, I have been over the moon with the personalised service, the ease of transitions and the fantastic teachers that this centre has provided. I have recommended this centre to those I know and will continue to do so.”
“My Grandson has been with EduKids Delamain now for quite awhile and it has and is fantastic watching him develop and grow into such a confident wee boy through the wonderful learning and care that he receives from the staff. I have found every staff member to be very approachable and helpful. He loves his time there – so much so it is very hard to get him to come home!! So just wanted to let you know how much all your hard work does not go unnoticed and its certainly gives our family huge peace of mind that he is in such a caring environment throughout the day.”
“WOW, what to say… We have been family for over 4 years. The care and support has been amazing, thank you. I have been able to go to work knowing my child is happy and safe. You have joined us in the learning of dinosaurs, fossils, rocks, crystals and the solar system. Thank you”