First Steps Kelvin Grove

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20 Hours Free for 2 year olds

For a limited time
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Join us for our free stay and play sessions

Every Tuesday 9.30 – 11.00

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.

Our Philosophy

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. At First Steps Kelvin Grove your infants comfort is our priority. When you enrol your infant with us we will make sure they are snug as a bug in their very own, embroided quilt.

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


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

Read our centre stories and news

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First Steps Kelvin Grove’s Winter Gifts

Football Fun at First Steps Kelvin Grove

Wheels Day at First Steps Kelvin Grove

First Steps Kelvin Grove go BLUE for Plunket

Tōtara Room is OPEN at First Steps Kelvin Grove

Soap making at First Steps Kelvin Grove

Super Hero Day at First Steps Kelvin Grove

Water fun at First Steps Kelvin Grove

Messy Play Day at First Steps Kelvin Grove

Christmas Party Open Day at First Steps Kelvin Grove

First Steps Kelvin Grove’s grand opening!

Hail at First Steps Kelvin Grove



Parent Feedback:

“I came to pick up the kids today, and when I went to get Leyla, she was overflowing with joy and enthusiasm by just watching one of your lovely teachers do an amazing puppet show in the classroom. She wasn’t the only one, the rest of the kids in the room were completely engaged in the activity and participating too. You have excellent and lovely teachers in First Steps. I also enjoyed talking to the art teacher, and she explained to me how art can also be therapeutic. The other day I walked in on your teacher Maike just to see how energetically she was playing her guitar to all the little kids, and they were all having so much fun dancing to the music. I am also particularly happy that one of your teachers speaks Spanish and can talk to Hoosh in that language, since I am originally from Mexico. You have an amazing team! Oh, and Hooshmand loves Amy and talks about her every day!”

“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”.

“I brought my son Jackson into your centre and I was so impressed. The vibe of your centre is awesome. My son was so relaxed and felt welcome straight away. I knew straight away that this place was going to be perfect for my dude. When it was time to leave, Jackson got really upset because he wanted to stay, as he enjoyed himself so much. I look forward to my son starting with you in a couple of weeks” – Jaimee McGrath-Leighton