TopKids South Road
TopKids South Road offers three separate areas that cater for children’s varying ages and stages allowing learning opportunities which reflect each individual child’s age and stage; allowing optimal learning. Our small, community focused centre has developed responsive and reciprocal relationships with the families and whanau of the children. The centre is actively engaged in the community in which we serve and we demonstrate a strong relationship with the community as we go on regular excursions to our local library (story-time), Music and Movement sessions, inviting the community to centre events such as our Puanga celebrations (shared Hangi) and Kapahaka sessions just to name a few. Here at Topkids South we are passionate about providing for those in need. Our relationship with the local ‘Koha Shed’ allows us to do dress up days where families donate an item of food (when they can) that is used for children who require lunches while at school.
Our Infant Room
This room offers a small group size and a team of caring, dedicated and qualified Kaiako/teachers who are passionate about infant education and care and incorporating the child’s home routine as much as possible within the centre. The environment is homely, warm and inviting and the curriculum focuses on establishing a relationship of trust and aroha between children, their whanau/family and the teachers. The infant room provides a daily communication book where information on your child’s daily routine is stored. This is one of the many ways in which the infant area strives to have great communication with the parents/whanau.
Our Toddler room
Here we provide an indoor environment filled with many rich and quality learning experiences and opportunities for each and every individual need for your child. We have a great working relationship with the local Kura who come and visit us teach Kapahaka. We promote the opportunity for child to have easy access to resources allowing them to make choices. This area opens out to an extra-large playground, big enough to kick a ball around and engage in other physical activities such as testing physical abilities and even a trampoline. We engage in gardening, gathering this produce for our onsite cooked meals.
Our Preschool room
In this room we have a Be School Ready initiative for our preschool children which support your child transitioning from early childhood education to primary school. We have established great relationships with the local primary schools and have sound knowledge about each to assist parents in making the right choice for their child and been involved in network meetings. Our preschool promotes independence for our children, teachers work alongside all children to support and guide them to become a confident and capable lifelong learner. We have a strong focus on independence where teachers see themselves as a resource to help extend on skills and development and allow children to emerge and explore their environment. Resources used within the centre help promote literacy, numeracy, social skills and independence. We promote looking after our environment and recycling, highly respectful to all cultures and are well resourced including IT.
What else can you expect from our childcare centre:
- A programme that reflects children’s individual current interests and fascinations. (Child driven)
- Hardcopy of individual portfolio books for each child(allowing them to revisit their learning and share their prod moments with loved ones at home) along with a free Storypark account for your child
- Very welcoming and inviting environment with large outdoor areas
- Regular local excursions within the community learning and teaching children and their whānau about historical and places of importance around our community.
- Affordable rates aligned with offering the 20 hours ECE scheme. ALL Children aged 3 years + are entitled to 20 Free hours of care and education.
- Infant and Toddler rooms are provided with fresh, nutritional and delicious meals prepared on site daily, using produce which is harvested from our own centre garden. Eating times are rolling allowing children to finish their play/learning.
- Preschool centre promotes school readiness and has lunchboxes to allow children to self regulate and learn the importance of fuel for their bodies.
The Team here at TopKids are very inviting and invite you and your whānau to come and visit the centre for more information or a guided tour of the centre. Come on in and meet the team of dedicated, passionate, fun and exciting teachers that teach within an environment with a homely, clam and inviting environment.
We have a Bronze Healthy Heart Award! Click here to read more.
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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.
“My experience transitioning my little darling to TopKids was top notch. My husband and I were able to go in numerous days before returning to work and spend time with them and our daughter there, meet the teachers and other parents in the same boat. The facility is homely and has a lovely feel to it.”
“Our 4 boys have all gone through TopKids South Road. It has prepared them really well for primary school. I have always felt that the TopKids Staff care for the well-being of my children and take an interest in our family. My oldest primary aged children still love coming back to visit in the school holidays.
“TopKids South Road has a great range of books and toys that are updated regularly, and there are plenty of outside activities to keep everyone engaged. The recent addition of Storypark online has been a great way to keep families up-to-date more frequently, and personally it is excellent for our older children to see what their little brother is getting up to at preschool”.
“This is a community minded centre with warm hearted staff that don’t just treat the children as a ‘job’. I would recommend anyone coming into the South Taranaki region to check out this preschool centre!”
“I am a parent who returned back to work when my child was aged 6 months old. The Infant teachers have gone to all measurements to ensure they are incorporating my home routine as much as possible. They are extremely respectful and respect my individual needs as a working mother having my baby in full time day care. The teachers are constituent and I am always familiar with the faces of caring for my girl. My daughter is happily settled and loves to go to daycare. I am able to leave my child happy and settled on a daily basis. I love hearing about my daughters days when I collect her. The ladies really make the effort to share this valid information with me. Thank you very much Ladies”