When children are in an environment that is nurturing and inspiring they are instilled with a sense of belonging and they feel confident to get involved, ask questions and explore. We provide children with opportunities to enhance their sense of themselves, work alongside others and develop a positive self worth. Each day we provide new and exciting experiences for children to explore and learn through play.
Auckland and particularly the North Shore is very culturally and ethnically diverse and we reflect this in our team consisting of Chinese, Taiwanese, New Zealand, Fijian, Indian, Korean and Filipino teachers. The teachers and children enjoy learning about different cultural events and participating in different festivities in the local community.
The Ministry of Education reviewed Harbourside Kids Childcare Centre in April 2012 and we received a glowing report:
"Children are comfortable with teachers and demonstrate a clear sense of belonging. Teachers work closely alongside children. They are caring and affectionate and quickly respond to children’s needs and requests."
They also recognised the valuable learning occurring:
"Music and movement is a feature of the centre. Attractive and colourful wall displays are good evidence of children's enjoyment of the programme and include contributions from families."
We are located on Esmonde road, a convenient stop on the way to the city and central to all areas of the North Shore. Parents are welcome to make use of our free car park; many of our parents leave their car here for the day and catch the bus to the city.
We are currently offering part-time enrolment which is perfect for families who only wish to enrol their children for a few hours each day to make the most of the early childhood educational experience.