BestStart Turangi Kindy
ERO has rated Community Kindy Turangi in the top 7% of NZ childcare centres providing positive learning outcomes for children
All new families will receive a gift on enrolment
BestStart Turangi Kindy (formally Commuinty Kindy Turangi) is a purpose built, quality early childhood education centre nestled in the heart of Turangi, close to local amenities and facilities. Our centre provides education and care for up to 50 children aged 2 to 5 years. We have an open door policy and you are most welcome to come and see us anytime, our team will give you a guided tour around our beautiful indoor and recently upgraded outdoor playground.
We offer several care options to suit your family’s needs including full time, morning and afternoon sessions which run from 8.15am-12.15pm and 12.45pm-4.45pm except a Wednesday which is a short day finishing at 2.15pm. We also offer a daily casual booking service provided ratio’s are met.
Our qualified and caring teachers provide an environment which supports children to develop by taking responsibility, persisting with difficulty, being involved, communication and expressing ideas and feelings, and taking an interest. Through these experiences, the children develop strategies to become life-long learners. Each child has a key teacher who is responsible for the upkeep of their portfolio and building a relationship with the child and whanau. Our unique Be School Ready initiative is evident through a stimulating print rich environment, intentional teaching strategies, promoting child independence and regular visits to local primary schools for our 4-year-olds.
We also provide fresh, nutritious morning and afternoon teas, which are aligned with maintaining our ‘Healthy Heart Gold Award’ and encourage parents to do the same when providing your child with a healthy lunch box.
As part of our recently revised planning, our teachers identify individual learning goals for each child and value a partnership with parents/whanau to receive your aspirations and feedback in supporting your childs growth and development. Current interests are responded to by implementing intentional teaching strategies and providing resources to develop and extend on their learning. With the growing world of multi-media our planning is recorded on Story Park, in children’s individual portfolios and on our planning wall, available to be viewed daily.
We have a bi-cultural perspective and in-depth knowledge and understanding of Tikanga and Te Reo Maori.
We offer a FREE van pick up and drop off service to families in the local area who may have transport issues. Please call us today to discuss.
What else you can expect from our childcare centre:
• A planned programme that reflects children’s interests and individual goals
• Friendly and approachable staff from diverse cultures
• Manaakitanga me kaitiakitanga
• Individual digital and hardcopy portfolios for each child
• Ratio is 1-10 in centre and 1-4 on excursions
• Experienced and qualified teachers who know how to extend children’s learning
• A positive, welcoming and inclusive diverse learning environment
• A recently upgraded playground
• A well-resourced centre
• Spontaneous and planned excursions within our local community
• Cultural celebration days and events
• Participation annually in the Taiopenga Ngati Tuwharetoa Kapa Haka Festival
• Parent/teacher interviews and involvement in the programme
• Participation in our local Christmas Parade
- A Healthy Heart Gold Award
- A Trust Mark Award – Working with Others
- FREE fortnightly Tuwharetoa Health Clinic in centre
- Building Blocks Health Initiative Certification which includes:
- Keep the Bugs at Bay
- Fun in the Sun
- Safe Play the Best Way
- Lets Move
- Kai Time
- Breast Feeding Friendly Accreditation
- Smoke Free
Deals maybe available so come in and have a coffee and chat – Nau mai haere mai!
We have a Healthy Heart Award!
For more information on the Healthy Heart Programme, click here!
What ERO says:
“Children enjoy playing, learning and making friends in a calm, welcoming and well-resourced learning environment. They demonstrate a strong sense of belonging and whanaungatanga….ERO observed many examples of children collaborating, conversing and relating positively to one another….Adult interactions with children are respectful, nurturing and caring. Teachers know children and their families well. They implement highly effective strategies in response to individual children’s strengths, needs and learning dispositions.”
Check out our centre’s latest stories and events
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.
“To all the wonderful staff & children at Community Kindy Turangi. Thank you for making us feel so welcomed. It’s such a pleasure to see our daughter settling in and we look forward to many wonderful hours of fun, laughter & learning! Arohanui P.S. You should all be very proud of your beautiful Kindergarten.”
“We are delighted and happy that you supported our child to adjust to a new environment when we moved to NZ from the Philippines. Thank you for making us all feel so welcome – we will recommend Community Kindy Turangi to everyone. Thank you to all the staff.”
“I would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to all the staff at Community Kindy Turangi! Thank you for all the kindness you have shown my daughter for the many years she has been attending. My whanau and I appreciate everything you have all done!”