TopKids George Street
TopKids George Street is a quality childcare centre in Te Awamutu that caters for 75 children. We have three rooms – nursery, toddler and preschool each of which supports all ages and stages of children’s individual learning in a supportive and collaborative environment.
Step through the doors of the Nursery at TopKids George Street and you will discover a warm and welcoming team and atmosphere. Here, we believe building strong and trusting relationships is essential in our children’s wellbeing, sense of belonging and learning. We begin to foster these relationships with our children and whānau through our Primary Caregiving practice as we nurture a foundation from which children learn to interact and build close relationships with others.
Alongside our Primary Caregiving practice, we believe partnerships with whānau is important in providing quality care and holistic education for our children. We believe our children’s home culture is an important part of a child’s developing identity as they bring with them new language, knowledge and experiences to share with us and guide their learning. At TopKids George Street we also frequently take excursions to our local library and parks giving children the opportunity to explore and form connecting links within their community.
Our passionate team of teachers actively encourage, empower and support our children in their daily interactions. We believe in providing an inclusive and stimulating learning environment that enables children to explore, investigate and challenge themselves. Through exposure of different skills, activities, experiences, thinking and interactions with others our children begin developing their emergent social, literacy and numeracy skills necessary for later school learning.
In our Nursery we encourage our children to be self-motivated, having a can-do attitude and an understanding of themselves as a learner. We provide opportunities for our children to develop their independence, building their self-esteem and pride in themselves. Our programme also fosters children’s communication and sense of expression through implementation of baby sign language.
At TopKids George Street, we have a strong passion for biculturalism and incorporate different aspects in our daily routines and interactions. Valuable Māori principles guide and empower our practice as teachers. With this knowledge, we empower our children to become confident and capable learners with the power to build positive and respectful relationships with others.
The Preschool room at Topkids on George is a learning environment that caters to the 20 eldest akonga at our centre. The Teachers in the preschool room take great pride in being able to help akonga achieve their own personal goals through the use of positive guidance, trusting relationships and timely investigation. Within the preschool room we take a project based approach to learning, in which the children are encouraged to learn through the exploration, research and investigation of the world around them.
Our preschool room has a focus on preparing children for the school environment. Children are encouraged to prepare themselves for their years at school through the acquisition and strengthening of self-management, social/emotional and literacy/numeracy skills. The preschool room teachers believe that quality education is provided through a collaborative approach to learning in which teachers, students, whanau and the community come together to provide quality learning outcomes for children. As a part of our be school ready initiative we take regular trips to a local primary school to participate in their school preparedness program. This program allows our children to become familiar with the school they will be attending. They learn about its routines, environment and expectations.
The preschool room at topkids on George is a learning environment that fosters excitement, curiosity and responsibility in children towards their own learning.
We have a full team of qualified and in-training teachers, who are passionate about providing the best possible learning and care environment for children. Our teachers know how to provide a wide range of learning experiences which promote literacy and numeracy though everyday activities.
We love to go on regular excursions to the local park, “Wednesday Wonderland” and other places in our community that relate to our current learning.
Our centre has a very homely feel and in partnership with parents, whanau and caregivers we provide a programme that caters for your child’s strengths and interests.
We invite you to visit us today and see how our busy learning environment could benefit your child.
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.
Ask about our Be School Ready initiative
What else can you expect from our childcare centre:
• A planned programme reflects children’s current interests
• Nutritious meals prepared onsite 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
• Affordable rate, 20 ECE hours programme
We have a Healthy Heart Award!
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Our centre’s latest stories:
“Awesome place. My children have settled well, would recommend TopKids George to everyone and anyone!”