First Steps New Lynn
ERO has rated First Steps New Lynn in the top 7% of NZ childcare centres providing positive learning outcomes for children
First Steps New Lynn, part of the BestStart family, is a quality childcare centre based in New Lynn that caters for children from 3 months to 5 years.
At First Steps we pride ourselves on providing a safe, dynamic and enriching learning environment for infants, toddlers and young children. We are committed to providing educational experiences that reflect bi-cultural practice and the dual heritage of Aotearoa.
Our centre is a place where all children, families, visitors and teachers can feel comfortable, confident and safe. We believe this is our ‘home away from home’ and a place where each individual can just be their unique selves. We believe that children learn and develop best when they are nurtured by adults who are responsive and who share with the child an understanding of their world.
We value the importance of young children’s play in developing meaningful learning for young children. The environment in our centre is happy, positive, caring and educational, that supports your child to thrive and grow to become confident, competent learners. We practice an open door policy and we encourage parents to participate and be a part of the centre programme.
We ultimately believe that…. “It takes a village to raise a child”, We would like to welcome you to our village!
We look forward to meeting you and your whānau.
What else can you expect from our childcare centre:
• A planned programme that reflects children’s current interests
• Nutritious meals, including breakfast, prepared on site each day
• Friendly and approachable staff
• Individual portfolios for each child
• Quality teacher ratios of 1:4 for under two’s and 1:8 for over two’s
• Medical checks within the centre
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.
“As a big part of our son’s emotional, social and academic developments, we made the right decision to enrol him at First Step New Lynn. He was a shy boy and through the teachers nurturing and encouragement, he was able to come out of his shell and developed his social skills in a safe daycare environment. He was able to grasp the concept of taking turns and sharing. The teachers built a good foundation of him being independent and able to stand up for himself. They supported his interests. The teachers were able to capture all of those milestones through their monthly write up / story about his development and activity. The daycare supported multi-cultures in their functions and events and encouraged family to learn about other culture’s traditions and values promoting belonging. The teachers were all courteous and kind. The high level of dedication, focus and care were beyond exceptional. We have now moved overseas but our son still remembers a lot of fond memories while he was at daycare. He can vividly recall some of those memories and he tells me all about it as if it only happened yesterday. My heart is overflowing with gratitude to the amazing team of First Step New Lynn.”
“You are like family, we spend a lot of time talking fondly about you, like favourite cousins who live far away. Zaynab is doing well at school, her first “learning conference” is tonight, and I have already heard teachers saying she is head and shoulders above the rest. That is an achievement that belongs to you completely.”
“I thought I would spend some time with my son and see how he interacts with the children and his teachers. It was exactly how I imagined. He sang and danced and the kids played inside and out and were happy to just do their own thing. The ladies were friendly and made me feel very welcome. They made me feel comfortable that my son is being well looked after”.
“My daughter is extremely happy there, loves the teachers, the other kids and everything that she gets to do there everyday. I don’t feel guilty about leaving her at the daycare because I know she is in good and capable hands and enjoying every minute of the day.”