Welcome to A Child’s Place. We are passionate about providing an environment where the child is at the heart of everything we do. A Child’s Place provides high quality care where parent’s aspirations and needs for their child become our aspirations and needs. Respect, aroha and creating time for a child to have a voice guides our daily interactions with children, families, whanau and our team.
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A Childs Place
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I love A Child’s Place! It is warm, light, calm and most importantly, a loving environment. The teachers truly embody the centres philosophies, and you can see this with every interaction they have withthe children. They have been amazing with my son’s settling-in time, he has formed strong relationships and is happy and comfortable. This means I am totally relaxed with leaving my precious baby there, while I return to work. I feel really lucky to have found such an amazing centre for my son.
After looking at all the childcare centers in our area I decided that A Child's Place was the best choice by far... awesome brand new facilities, fantastic philosophies about childcare, great prices & opening hours, flexible sessons with school hours & morning/afternoon sessions, heaps of parking but most important of all experienced, qualified and friendly teachers. After meeting with Lisette & Megan I felt at ease leaving my 6 month old son Levi in their care....not only are they qualified teachers but also owner operators so they had the hands on approach unlike some of the other centers that are owned by corporate head offices..... Both Lisette & Megan have welcomed my family into the center with open arms and have gone above and beyond to make sure that Levi has the best possible care - sticking as best they can to his normal routine and communicating with me about his day. Lisette & Megan genuinely care about Levi and have done everything possible to make the initial transitionperiod easy and stress free - with Lisette acting as Levi's primary care giver and making sure that Levi was put first every step of the way with his visiting/transitioning period which was longer and more thought out than any of the other centers had informedme about.... A Child's Place is Levi's second home and as a working mum there is nothing better than knowing that the people that are with him from his home away from home love & care for him just as much as me xo
‘After careful consideration to look for a new daycare centre for Ollie, we came across A Childs Place and immediately got the sense that this was a centre that really nurtured children and went above and beyond to ensure the children in their care are looked after like a they are at home away from home. Being my second experience with a daycare, I knew exactly what I was looking for and this centre ticked all of those boxes including having smaller numbers.
Ollie is usually a child who cries at almost every drop off and over two years we have got used to this being his typical way of saying goodbye to us, however I am very happy to say already in the short time he has been at the new centre, he has cried only once and that was on his very first visit! Ollie has made an immediate bond with his teachers Jamie and Rita & if this is how safe & welcome he feels in two weeks time, We just cannot wait to see how strong the relationships will be in the future! We love seeing Ollie go straight to his teachers for a cuddle and showing only contentment when we leave. We also love hearing about his new friends he is making at the centre.
I want to thank all of the staff at A Childs Place for not only welcoming Ollie into the centre but also my partner and second son; Jasper. It has really made a big difference to our family already.
Choosing a kindy is definitely on the list of Top 5 Hardest Decisions for parents of preschoolers- and being a teacher myself, I know all about how important these early years are for a child’s brain development, security, and sense of belonging. To make it even worse, our 18 month old daughter seemed especially sensitive to strangers- she would freak out even when the Countdown lady got too close, or someone smiled at her wearing sunglasses. So I was not looking forward to going back to work at all!
I visited 3 other kindies before A Child’s Place and it was a bit like the Goldilocks story: too crowded; too chaotic; too out of the way. But when I visited A Child’s Place it felt just right. The relaxing music, the flowering plants, the amazing smell (you’ll know what I mean when you get there), and the clean, open spaces.
However, while I may have been convinced, I wasn’t expecting my daughter to be. But- no exaggeration- on Day 3 she hopped down from my arms, went to Rita for a cuddle and waved me a “Bye!”
It’s now been 3 months and I can’t thank Rita and Jamie enough for how well my daughter is growing while in their care. It’s so reassuring to know that she’s being cared for by such genuine, loving professionals. I even got a thoughtful call one day from Rita to warn me that my daughter had grazed her forehead- just so I wouldn’t get a shock later when I collected her.
I go to work everyday knowing my baby is in safe, loving hands. Choosing A Child’s Place has been one of the best decisions I’ve made for her and our family.