TopKids Mangere East
At TopKids Mangere East we love what we do, working alongside whanau to support learning and development for our beautiful tamariki.
We are located in the heart of South Auckland in the vibrant community of Mangere East. We have 6 rooms which cater for our precious babies, right up to our preschool rooms for our busy 5 year olds.
We have a beautiful culturally diverse community, and this is reflected in our teaching staff. At TopKids Mangere East we celebrate our multicultural uniqueness through caring and nurturing relationships with tamariki and whanau, and by providing a challenging, safe and fun environment for children where they can learn through play and exploration.
We prepare children for life. Our aim as that when a child leaves TopKids Mangere East they are healthy in body, mind and well-being, knowing what makes them unique and have confidence for their future. We foster and support social and emotional skills to ensure our future generation is kind, empathetic, independent and confident problem solvers. We teach this through respectful teaching and role-modelling, lots of praise, empathy for others, and supporting children to develop self-help skills and problem solving thinking.
Be School Ready
As part of our programme we provide a Be School Ready initiative which helps children develop the skills needed for a happy and successful transition to school. This is a holistic programme which includes social skills such as sharing, turn taking, initiating and maintaining friendships, participating in routine and sustained engagement. We support emotional intelligence such as being able to express emotions appropriately and respect the emotions of others, self-regulation and self-confidence. We also include early numeracy, literacy and science skills as well as the practical self-help skills. This programme fosters exploration, problem solving thinking and extends on children’s interests.
Our centre is working with Massey University and University of Waikato to tackle the problems of childhood obesity. We promote healthy eating and exercise patterns and researchers will be investigating the benefits of physical and nutrition practices. Click here to watch the video!
We have a Gold Healthy Heart Award! Heart Foundation’s Healthy Heart Award.
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 see what’s been happening in their day, check out photos of them and comment on their activities. Click here for more information.
Read our ERO reports
Join us at our centre for your chance to meet the teachers and get a tour of our wonderful centre.
Check out our latest stories and events:
Watch our talented children dance to Silento – Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)!
“Very happy with the work, effort and time given by the amazing staff towards our kids. Thank you very much”
“One of the best children’s centres that I have been too. Children are happy and engaged in learning. Very Friendly staff”
“I am feeling good because TopKids Mangere East is focused on the children and what they need to learn more of. Getting them ready for school”
“I think the centre is going well. I am proud to send my kids here”
“I feel good bringing my children to TopKids Mangere East to learn and know more for school”
“I’m really happy about how well you teach and look after our children. My kids are always happy to go to TopKids, come home singing and talking about the different things they have learnt”