First Steps Matau Street
First Steps Matau Street childcare in Alexandra, believes in providing a programme and environment where children grow and learn in an unhurried, respectful way. Teachers provide encouragement, warmth and acceptance of each child’s special skills, talents and interests.
First Steps Matau Street is the first centre in the Central Otago region to receive a 4 year ERO return. ERO has rated us in the top 7% of New Zealand childcare centres providing positive learning outcomes for children.
We’re located in sunny Alexandra, in the heart of the community. Our beautiful environment has well established trees to nurture any outdoor enthusiast.
We offer education and care for 3 month – 5 year olds, with two separate learning spaces – Hihi (2yrs and younger) and Tui (2-5yrs). Although we have separate areas, we often spend a lot of the day together. Children are invited to share and inform us where their learning desires them to move.
Here at First Steps Matau we also work alongside the teaching philosophy of RIE/Pikler where we aim to foster and support their world of respect and trust into our everyday interactions.
We have created a unique, special place – our Nurture Nest (sleep room) – which provides a calm respectful place for children to rest.
To see how First Steps Matau can benefit you and your family, come along and see us today.
We are excited to offer our families access to Storypark e-portfolios. It’s 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. You can check out photos of them and comment on their activities. Click here for more information about this fantastic resource.