TopKids Porchester Road
Open Day every Monday from 9.30am to 11.30am
All welcome! It’s a great opportunity to meet our teachers and get a guided tour of our wonderful centre.
Topkids Porchester Road is a purpose-built childcare centre that hides a secret. We may look small from the road but come on in and see our six attractive, well-resourced rooms and large split- level playground for the over 2’s. The infants have a well-designed and resourced play area just for them. Having six rooms means that our group sizes and ratios are small, and this allows to follow children’s individual rhythms and personalised learning opportunities.
With a range of times, including full day and half day options for children from 3 months to 6 years of age, we are sure that you will find an option that will suit your needs. We offer 20 hours free for 3-5 year olds. We also provide quality and nutritious meals for the children.
Kakano – our infants room
Our babies room is a calm and relaxing place where children enjoy a strong attachment and bonding with their primary care giver. Our teachers take pride in providing an environment for our infants where each child is special, and our infants get that space to grow and develop at their own pace.
Koru and Puawai – our toddler rooms
We have 2 toddlers room, one for our younger toddlers between the age of 2-3 and an older toddler room from 2.5-3.5 years of age. There is an 8 week of transition between the infant and younger toddler room, just so that our children can form strong relationships with their new teachers before they start full time in a toddler room. Our children continue to enjoy the strong bond with their primary care giver in both our toddlers room.
We have natural and open-ended resources for our toddlers to explore, experiment and develop the concept of making decisions for themselves. Children enjoy the free flow between the two rooms and inside and outdoors.
Rimu, Kauri and Pohutukawa – our young children’s rooms
Our young children’s room are full of joy, excitement and laughter. Our children enjoy the environment where all the teachers fully trust them, their learning and their play. Our children feel proud of their learning as they lead their learning journey. Teachers make sure that they are setting up the environment so that children develop the dispositions of self-confidence, self-belief and self-motivation.
Our children are very confident in themselves and have great self-esteem when they leave us to join the primary school as they have always been acknowledged as children full of knowledge, curiosity and creativity. Children gain all these aspects through their curious nature and through the discoveries that they make in their environment that is beautiful, inviting, stimulating and challenging.
At TopKids Porchester our vision is to work in partnership with you and your whanau and we really value whanau and parent involvement in centre life.
We use Storypark to document children’s learning. Through this online portfolio every child, their parents and extended family are encouraged to share and contribute to the learning. You can log in to the secure platform wherever you are 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.
Our Be School Ready initiative starts from the Infants room and supports your child as they grow and develop. It ensures that they are fully prepared for the next stage of their learning journey. Dedicated teachers support children in creative and critical thought processes all day. Teachers provide purposeful experiences that introduce children to early concepts of maths, science, art, reading and other curriculum areas. When children are interested in something, they engross themselves in it. A skilled early childhood teacher will take that fascination and build on it.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family/whanau into our community. Please feel free to call us or drop in for a visit.
To view our ERO review, click below:
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 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 teachers at TopKids Porchester are all so lovely, polite and really win the hearts of all the children”.
“Absolutely an awesome place for children to learn, interact with other children and prepare for school”.
“My son loves going to TopKids Porchester and the food is fantastic. I am one very happy mumma – I wish my children would never get older and have to leave”.
“We are a huge advocate for TopKids Porchester, we highly recommend them to our friends and family”.
“When my two girls started at TopKids Porchester I noticed a big difference in both of them. My eldest daughter comes home and talks about her day. I can say that the centre has exceeded my expectations – they are doing so well and have grown very quickly. The staff are very helpful and informative when I ask questions about their day. It is awesome to see all the staff working and helping each other out. Thanks TopKids Porchester and everyone who has made my girls’ life interesting and fun”.
“I would like to say that this centre is one of the best I have found. My kids have really settled in and they really like going to school. The staff are really supportive and they did whatever they could to make my kids settle into the centre. The picking up and dropping off service is also such a relief to the parents. Whatever service this centre provides, is the best and I am one satisfied parent”.