EduKids Faringdon is a purpose built childcare centre catering for children aged from 3 months to 5 years. We have the latest education and play resources to support all ages and developmental levels.
We offer a healthy menu designed in collaboration with a with nutritionist and Heart Foundation guidelines. All of our meals are made on site by our very own centre cook. We offer lunch box days in the Prep Room to support the children’s transition to school.
Our philosophy is to create a fun, learning environment where children/tamariki and families/whānau feel welcome and secure. Our neighbourhood is very important to us, therefore it will be an integral part of our curriculum as we get out and explore it; supporting the children to find out more about the world around them.
Family/whanau engagement is very important to us. We value what parents have to offer us to best support their child’s/tamariki’s learning. We have regular events, inviting families/whanau into the learning environment to celebrate their child’s learning, e.g. parent transition information evenings, cultural celebrations, Grandparent Days, parent helps on outings.
We have a natural feel to our outdoor environment which offers lots of areas for children to explore and develop at their own pace. Equipment caters for the ages and stages of the children using the play space.
In the Nursery, our use of a Primary care-giving philosophy allows babies and infants to develop bonds with their caregivers, and ensures that each child has a teacher dedicated to them.
Our Toddler Room caters for the needs of 2-3 year olds, with a team of teachers dedicated to the needs of this age group. With a burgeoning sense of independence these children require care that supports them to develop these skills, while knowing they can still have a hug if required. Our Preschool classroom focus is on supporting children to be independent learners, able to self-select and make their own discoveries, while respecting others and their environment.
We have BestStart’s unique Be School Ready initiative, and support this by developing relationships with nearby primary schools. In the Prep Room our experienced teaching team focus on having fun, while the same time supporting children and their families as they begin the transition to school. We have just begun regular visits to the newly opened Lemonwood Grove School and are developing a relationship with Rolleston Christian School.
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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.
“Cooper has settled so easily and quickly into your centre. We are so happy. It is a real credit to the whole team how settled and happy all the new children are.”
“The meals at EduKids Faringdon always look so healthy and are beautifully presented. The children are so lucky to be having such amazing food.”
“The team is so friendly and always available to discuss my child’s day. I have been telling all my friends about the centre.”
“Thank you for all the extra time and effort you have made to ensure our daughter is comfortable in her time with you. Everyone at the centre has been so lovely at making us fit in so well. We really can’t credit you and the other nursery teachers enough for taking such a hands on approach with our daughter and helping her to settle in so well. I can imagine she is taking up a lot of your time at the moment while she stays close to you and we really do appreciate this”.
“My son is just loving the toddler room. He has transitioned really well thanks to the excellent transition programme you implemented for him. With all your support he has taken to the toddler room like water off a ducks back”.
“The teachers are so warm and nurturing. Our daughter has settled so easily with you.”
“The lunchbox days are a great way to prepare my child for school.”
“I love how the centre involves its parents and community in the daily programme. The recent fire engine visit was such a success and great for the children to see what their friend’s Dad does for a job.”
“We love Storypark. It so good for the family overseas to see what is happening for our child.”