EduKids Kaikorai Valley
Welcome to EduKids Kaikorai Valley, offering quality childcare and education for 3 month to 5 year olds. We are situated in Bradford near the suburb of Kenmure. We offer quality education and care for your child. Our centre is fully equipped with the most up-to-date toys and equipment to inspire your child’s imagination and education and where they have the opportunity to have fun and learn alongside other children.
There are 3 separate rooms, so our qualified staff are able to focus on the specific developmental needs of your children and offer programmes appropriate to their individual requirements.
Our Pitau room (Nursery) is licensed for up to 17 children from the ages of 3 months to 2 years. Children are cared for in a nurturing, respectful environment where teachers endeavor to support children’s own routines and provide a calm space to allow our youngest children to develop and unfold at their own pace.
Our Koru room (Preschool) caters for children between the ages of 2 to around 3.5 years. The teachers are able to provide a programme uniquely suited to this busy, transitional time in childrens development. They provide opportunities for children to explore the environment with physical play, music, and imaginative play. Children will have experience participating in all activities across the curriculum which is aimed specifically for this age. Teachers support children’s learning in an encouraging and loving way while developing children’s social competence, confidence and self esteem.
Our Puawai room (Prep) is specifically aimed for children from around 3.5 to 5 years old. In this room, teachers continue to nurture and extend the skills the children have been developing and support their inquiring minds. Children have the opportunity to participate in all curriculum areas with the aim being to challenge and extended them. Teachers will provide both small and large group times and will encourage children in preparing and supporting them as they transition to school.
Our centre has a wonderful gym room in which children have the opportunity to participate in active play regardless of the weather.
At EduKids Kaikorai Valley, respectful relationships with children and their families are paramount and children have the opportunity to learn in a fun and educational environment supported by a caring qualified team of teachers.
What makes us special:
- EduKids Kaikorai Valley is a fun, welcoming and happy place to be a part of
- We have 3 separate outdoor areas so we can provide exciting age appropriate challenges to extend children’s physical development as well as the ability to open these up to provide valuable interaction between our age groups
- We have a stable, consistent and passionate team of teachers who are committed to delivering a stimulating, nurturing educational programme for children
- We have a strong partnership with families/whanau and our local community
- We have a robust Be School Ready initiative and very strong links with schools in our community
You are welcome to visit us at any time to see for yourself what a special place EduKids Kaikorai Valley is.
What else you can expect from our childcare centre:
• A planned programme that reflects children’s current interests
• Friendly and approachable staff
• Individual portfolios for each child
• Quality teacher:child ratios of 1:4 for under two’s and 1:8 for over two’s
• Affordable rates, 20 ECE hours programme
Click here to read our centre philosophy
Our Centre Stories:
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.
“My child has just turned school age and I am very grateful at how the facility has been able to makehim “school ready”. I have had an excellent experience with this centre over the years that my sonhas been enrolled and frequently recommend this centre to friends looking at day care facilities. Keep up the excellent work team.”
“We would like to say a big thank you to all the Puawai staff at EduKids Kaikorai Valley. Our child is learning and growing. She has so much fun in this room with her friends and her teachers, and as a parent we understand that learning comes from playing. We thank you for giving her the chance to join in with you and she has a second family right here!”
“We take our youngest there and having never used anything other than kindy for our eldest who is 7yrs older, I have to say what fantastic experience we are having. Our daughter has had some serious health issues and it was suggested that this would be good for us all and it is. She loves it and I love going into a friendly environment.”