Specialist Infant & Toddler Care
We believe that providing unconditional love and nurturing, in a safe and homely environment, is the foundation to developing life-long learning.
Scientific research has shown just how critical the first three years are for the long-term physical, social and mental health of our children and the adults they will become. It is during this period that the brain is most active forming new pathways based on everyday experiences.
That is why we specialise in the 0 – 3 age group – so we can deliver the very best for your child and ensure their experiences are based on a foundation of love, inclusion, respect, discovery and active exploration.
Quality Care & Education
Following the Te Whaariki curriculum, our goal is to provide quality care and education, and to help you develop your baby into being a confident individual who has the self-esteem to embrace who they are.
We offer quality care by way of good teacher/child ratios, combined with teachers who bring not only an educational background, but also complimentary life experience. Our staff are recruited on the foundation that early childhood education is a vocation not just a job.
At the heart of the education your child will receive is a genuine warmth and caring from our staff through observation, listening and understanding your child’s needs. We offer choices for children in all curriculum areas, ranging from art, sensory, dramatic play, social skills and indoor/ outdoor activities including extension of fine/ gross motor skills.
By focusing on your child as an individual we aim to maximise his or her’s learning and development experiences in the early childhood setting. This is enhanced by our focus on developing strong relationships with our families, therefore understanding your child's level of development on a more personal level.
Our programme is designed to ensure our children’s' learning and development is maximised while at the same time having an enjoyable and fun experience at our centre.
Your Child’s Home Away from Home
Children spend many years in large schooling institutions. We believe the informative pre-school years require a more personalised homely environment.
This is why Folkestone Street Child Care is just like a home. It has been designed so that your child can receive more personalised care and feel like they are at home.
The indoor environment has a traditional lounge and bedrooms. Children can openly observe meals being cooked and chores being carried out. The back yard is quiet, secure and surrounded by native bush. There are stimulating toys, sandpits, a vege garden and nature walk in the bush.