TopKids Dey Street
ERO has rated TopKids Dey in the top 7% of NZ childcare centres providing positive learning outcomes for children
TopKids Dey Street is a purpose built childcare centre located on the East side of Hamilton and is situated close to the University of Waikato. We operate three rooms within the centre, Nursery: 3 months – 2 years, Toddlers: 2 years – 3 years and Preschool: 3 years – 5 years.
We believe that the most important thing a child can develop throughout their early childhood years is a high self esteem and a belief in themselves as being competent, capable learners. All children are encouraged to form relationships with their teachers and their peers based on respect and positive social interaction with others. We have a full team of passionate, qualified teachers, who provide the best possible learning environment for children. Our teachers provide a wide range of learning experiences which promotes literacy, numeracy and other core areas of learning though everyday activities. Children learn best through play, so we set up challenges and age appropriate activities for different stages of development. We also provide activities that extend the children’s current interest and promote their well being, independence and life skills. We encourage outings into the local community – making links to the wider community and centre life are valued and important ways of learning.
At TopKids Dey Street, we acknowledge parents and whānau as the children’s first and best teachers and understand the importance of maintaining open and positive relationships. Our centre cook provides nutritious meals prepared everyday on site and where we can we use vegetables grown from our very own vegetable garden. All the under 2 year olds get fresh mashed vegetables with the main meal daily.
We have a Healthy Heart Award!
For more information on the Healthy Heart Programme, click here!
We offer a transition to school – Be School Ready initiative for our preschool children, which we incorporate into everyday practice, to assist with their next step in the child’s learning journey. All children are encouraged to use their already developing self-help skills and are offered a range of opportunities to extend their independence, such as feeding themselves at mealtimes and wiping their hands and faces thereafter. Programme planning is child initiated and focused on children’s interests.
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We are excited to offer our families access to Storypark e-portfolios. They are 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 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.
“The regular staff are absolutely fantastic and always go out of the way to help out, make us feel welcome and look after my child with great care. Our child had grown with confidence in leaps and bounds and her progress is fantastic.”
“Thank you for all the loving care you have shown Neve over the last 5 years. She is well prepared for school and this is due to your hard work and dedication to your centre community!”
“My whanau and I would like to thank you for all being a part of Iraia’s journey over the past four years. It has been incredible to watch him grow into the young boy he is today. As we move on to the next chapter of his life, I’m sure he will miss you all very much. We cannot thank you all enough!”
“The staff are awesome and always make my child feel very welcome and included in everything they do. My child’s speech has improved so much since they started at the centre and I feel like the staff and centre is very involved in the outcome of my child’s development.”
“TopKids Dey St will be missed by myself, Brooklyn and Karlo very much. You guys all rock. We will miss all the cool kids too!”
“I am very happy with TopKids Dey St. Chloe loves the centre and the awesome teachers. She has grown so much from having the ongoing love and support. I love story park and all the amazing stories shared. Thank you so much!”
“We have really enjoyed our time at TopKids Dey Street. Rylee has built strong relationships with the teachers and all children at the centre. We will all miss you guys so much and cannot thank you enough for the time and energy you have all put into Rylee making her time with you all, the best ever! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
“Aww guys, it has been a brilliant journey here with you at TopKids Dey Street, and we could not have asked for better teachers and an amazing environment on so many levels. We are all so grateful to you and all the kindness, care, and teaching you have provided for our baby and our whanau. We are seriously going to miss you all and i don’t know if i am ready yet for rurus to go!!! It is sad to leave but i know the next journey begins. Inbhir has been with you all since she was about ten months old….watching, growing, interacting, growing, and looking forward to going back everyday! I know she will never forget any of you and truly we thank you infinitely. It has been a wonderful experience and being able to put complete trust in the people/family/centre who care for your child on a daily basis has been a true blessing. Thank you again for everything, all the time and effort you have invested in working with Inbhirua, but mainly for the personable, and relationable, aspects and values you have added to and enriched our babies life, and also our entire family. I have so much respect for you all and what you do, and we have and will have forever so many fond memories. I recommend you all to everyone, we made the best decision, and I know rurus loves you all. Lastly, i thank you personally for being such a huge and wonderful part of Inbhiruas life, for enriching her life, and for always being there for her and all the other children in your care, for you all being so wonderful and receptive with our family and entire whanau, and for being the lovely, talented, kind-hearted and warm people you all are. Big respect, and Big love!”