ERO has rated EduKids Wairakei in the top New Zealand childcare centres providing positive learning outcomes for children.
At EduKids Wairakei your child will be in the best hands. We offer high quality early childhood education and child care in our centre to make a positive difference in the lives of children. We are situated in Burnside, close to the Bishopdale shops, Christchurch Airport and Airport Business Park.
We believe that our environment plays a vital role in the learning and development of our children; therefore we strive to provide a warm, nurturing, caring, home like space. Our centre is always welcoming, bright and interactive. Our dedicated, multi-cultural, qualified team are musical, creative, loving and caring.
Our team is very passionate about building strong, trusting relationships with our children and families.We pride ourselves on the warm, lasting relationships we form with children and their families, and the positive feedback we receive from families of children that have transitioned smoothly to school and who are currently in our care. We value parent contribution and this reflects in our emergent curriculum programme, on Storypark and parent evenings, as well as our on-going daily communication.
Our learning spaces
We have separate age appropriate rooms because we believe it supports the different stages of children’s learning and development. Our outdoor areas in our nursery and preschool have been recently upgraded which promote exploration and physical movement.
At Edukids Wairakei we have a beautiful nursery room which caters for children and babies, aged 3 months to 2 years, with a home like sleep room. We have a beautiful nest that provides a safe space for young babies to be able to confidently explore and discover their own capabilities. We provide aspects of primary care for young babies, as we believe this helps the children to be supported with their care and development, promote their well-being through nurturing, caring and responsive relationships. We encourage our children to learn through play and planned group experiences.
Our preschool room caters for children aged 2 to 5 years and this offers a variety of challenging and socially interactive activities for our pre-schoolers. Our four year olds participate in our Be School Ready initiative. This helps them develop vital skills such as literacy, numeracy and working alongside others to ensure they are ready for school; our termly visits to our local schools also help to support their transition. Our children are offered a variety of experiences each day which focus on their current interests.
We have strong community connections with our local schools (Cotswold School, Isleworth School and Wairakei School) in our area where we have termly visits to support the children with their transition to school. We also support our local parent centre, local Plunket and rest home, with fundraising and music sessions to help families in our area.
Education Review Office Report
We have received a fantastic Education Review Office (ERO) report, achieving the very best grade for all early childhood centres in New Zealand.
We have a Healthy Heart Award!
For more information on the Healthy Heart Programme, click here!
Stay and Play day
We welcome everyone to call in, have a cuppa and stay and play with us! EVERY Friday 9-11.30am!
We invite you to visit our welcoming centre and meet our wonderful staff to see for yourself how the exciting programmes we offer which could help your child become a happy, confident learner.
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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.
“Thank you to your team from the bottom of our hearts for the amazing care you gave Caleb. He is still using most of his manners and approach which he learnt at your centre.”
“I am really happy with the centre, the centre director and staff are really great with communicating with myself and my daughter.The staff should be proud of the high level of care they provide for the children.”
“Thank you so much for all the time and effort you have all put into helping Eliya in these early years of her learning.
Eliya has throughly enjoyed her time and will miss you all. Special thanks to Kaylene and Chris who Eliya will very often speak of whenever she is filling us in on her day. Keep up the great work you are doing as a team.”