First Steps Kelvin Grove
First Steps Kelvin Grove – At one with child, whānau and community
First Steps Kelvin Grove, is a brand new childcare centre. We have experienced, qualified teachers with expertise in caring for and teaching children from birth to 5 years. Our passionate team of qualified teachers have a wide range of experience to support your child to reach their full potential. We have an active open door policy in which we encourage you to come and spend some time with your children in the centre. Your child has the freedom to explore, take risks and challenge themselves. At First Steps Kelvin Grove, we believe in a positive attitude towards food and teaching healthy eating habits. We have an onsite cook who prepares hot, nutritious meals, catering to all dietary needs. In addition to this, we have 20 ECE hours and WINZ subsidies available *conditions apply. Kelvin Grove is a community minded centre and we are active within our neighborhood. We would love to meet you and show you around our wonderful new centre.
At First Steps Kelvin Grove, believe in the concept of ā tōna wā where children learn in their own time and at their own pace. Our teachers provide opportunities for children and adults to take on challenges that involve risk. We value creativity as “Imagination is the source of all human achievement” Sir Ken Robinson
In our learning environment we create beautiful spaces and empathetic relationships, to reflect our belief that children deserve the very best. By exploring the living world with our tamariki, we are making connections with the physical world, encouraging change for a sustainable future (by promoting and modelling sustainable practices).
Our learning environment is a place where you are always welcome. Te Ao Māori and Tikanga practices are woven within our bicultural curriculum. In depth communication with our multicultural families informs and enriches our curriculum.
The specialised baby team will welcome and cherish your baby. Our nurturing teachers will support you and your child to settle in with a peaceful and caring experience from around three months of age.
Our Be School Ready initiative ensures that babies through to preschool children are supported through play to learn skills and gain confidence to begin their school journey.
We offer a variety of part and full-time care to suit your family’s needs. Come and spend some time with us, meet our passionate and expert teachers and see how you and your child can benefit from becoming part of the First Steps family.
What else you can expect from our childcare centre:
• Nutritional meals cooked on site daily
• Stimulating natural outdoor environment
• Quality teacher to child ratios 1:4 under 2 and 1:8 over 2
• Qualified experienced teachers
• Learning areas for each age
• Individual Portfolios
• Planning that reflects children’s interests
Read our centre stories and news
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 check out photos of them and comment on their activities. Click here for more information
“I just love these photo’s of my beautiful Grand-children. Thanks soooo much Maryon for taking them. Jade really enjoy her first day and is looking forward to coming back next week. You are the best centre ever and im so happy my Grand babies are so looked after. Thank’s to all the lovely staff”.