- Family-owned & operated: Adventureland pre-school is family owned and operated by two family members, both of them are 100% committed to the centre. We don’t employ managers so we are not distanced from parents and they appreciate being able to liaise directly with us. Where possible we do whatever we can to accommodate parents’ requirements.
- Purpose-built & open-plan facility: The childcare centre has been designed with large open-plan, child-friendly spaces rather than lots of little rooms. Everything is open and transparent and younger children can watch and learn from the older children.
- Huge outdoor area: We have a huge outdoor grassed area with a variety of challenging facilities. Children are naturally curious and here they have the freedom to explore their outdoor environment and connect with nature.
- On-site cook: With a four-week rotating menu, our fabulous on-site cook creates one hot meal a day plus fresh fruit and vegetables, and beautiful baking for our children to enjoy. We focus on healthy, fresh, nutritious food.
- Music lessons: Children love music! So we have music lessons once a week to grow that passion and develop their musical ability.
- Nappies supplied: We figure you have enough to worry about so we take care of your child’s nappy requirements for you.
- Child-focused program & transition: We are child-focused with an emphasis on learning through play rather than intensely pressured, regimented learning. We enjoy weekly visits to the library. Our transition-to-school program is tailored to the children and carried out at their pace, not just done to discharge a duty.
- Up-with-the-play in childcare: Our planning, assessment, and philosophy is based on Te Whariki (the national NZ curriculum).
Why we do what we do…
Adventureland pre-school is not only a fantastic childcare centre, it’s also a place to express our deeper purpose… to share our love of children and passion for the welfare of children and parents, for their greatest benefit.
It’s a privilege to give a child a quality start to life. The first 5 years are vitally important so it’s an amazing opportunity to contribute during that phase.
It’s important that parents feel relaxed and happy about the daycare their children receive here – as though they are in the care of nurturing extended family. Some have aspirations for their children to develop in particular areas, e.g. learning Mandarin or Te Reo Maori, so we do whatever we can to foster that.
Beliefs that guide us
The following beliefs guide our behavior, positively influence our relationships, and make our childcare centre a better place to be…
- You reap what you sow: The universal law that what you give out you get back helps guide our actions toward others.
- Community matters: We believe in supporting the community. Caring, nurturing and supporting children and parents are ways we can build strong relationships and contribute to our community.
- Respect for other cultures: When we respect other cultures and celebrate diversity, everyone wins. So we embrace multiculturalism and do what we can to accommodate parents’ beliefs. Changing our meals to halal meat is one small example.