First Steps Coronation
First Steps Coronation childcare centre, is conveniently located in Papatoetoe, close to the train station. We offer families the very best care and education in a safe environment for children 3 months to 5 years. We believe children should learn and grow as unique individuals.
We pride ourselves in building close relationships through open, honest, positive communication that fosters collaborative partnerships with children, family and the community.
Our culturally diverse teaching team is dedicated to developing the best in your child. Teachers support children’s learning through positive language and age-appropriate resources that develop life-long skills and a love of learning.
We have an exciting new playground for children to discover and enjoy! We have also recently renovated the interior of the centre.
- Respectful, caring home-like environment
- Healthy nutritious meals
- Low teacher-child ratios
- Emphasis on sustainability
- A programme inspired by children’s learning
- Positive behaviour guidance
- Celebration of all cultural festivals
- Mighty Mouth tooth brushing programme
- Regular local trips
- Storypark online portfolios
- Be School Ready initiative to prepare children for school
Healthy Heart Award
We have a Gold Healthy Heart Award! Heart Foundation’s Healthy Heart Award.
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 the secure platform wherever you are in the world 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.
Our centre stories:
“My daughter has attended Coronation Road since she was 4 months old. The staff are always very warm and welcoming and greet my child and my family by name every morning which makes my day. They are genuine and are awesome ladies who have always been there for my daughter. I know my daughter is in a safe, caring and warm learning environment where she is making lifelong friendships with those around her. She talks about her friends and teachers every day. This makes me so happy and reassures me as a parent to know that though I cannot be with her during the week she is safe and happy with her other family at Coronation Road.”
“I moved out of the area when my son was 4 years old but I made the extra effort to keep him at Coronation until he was 5 because he had such a great relationships with the children and teachers. I recently started looking at day area for my daughter who is 3 months old that was closer to my house so I didn’t have to travel so far but nothing compared. I go out of my way to take her to Coronation Road in Papatoetoe because of the quality of care and love from teachers as you walk in. I wouldn’t trust any other centre with my baby.”
“The staff at Coronation Road are very understanding and the centre is very well managed. There is always someone to greet us when we arrive and someone to share what has been happening in the day and how our child is progressing.”