Does your child dream of having animals at home?
Studies show that interacting with pets and nature stimulates children’s learning and empathy, and of course is a lot of fun. Penny’s Place offers your child opportunities to fulfill this need while safely interacting with our rabbits, guinea pigs, pony, goat, Kune Kune pig, sheep, pet lambs, and chickens. As well as experiencing the farm and natural environment, our focus is on the emergent curriculum and providing learning experiences that meet the changing interests and needs of each child.
We will provide a portfolio as a record of your child’s learning and development so you know exactly what stage he or she is at.
We have children aged six weeks to school age, and we pride ourselves on our relaxed family atmosphere providing plenty of opportunities for children of all ages to play together. Our varied and nutritious meals include lunch, morning and afternoon tea, and there is a special menu if your child has any allergies.
Our tank water runs through a two-filter/UV treatment system ensuring the best quality water. We have a large outdoor space with a fort, sandpit, and water play area providing your child with plenty of physically active challenges.
Inside your child can enjoy family play, dress ups, puzzles, blocks, Lego, books, and various other activities that will extend your child’s numeracy and literacy development.
We encourage free play so your child can chose which play area to participate in, while there are also structured mat and meal times throughout the day.
We are located in rural Dairy Flat close to both Dairy Flat and Silverdale primary schools and at just 1.2 kms from the motorway it is quick and easy for parents travelling to the North Shore and the CBD for work.
Our rates are extremely competitive. Our fees for under twos are $260.00 per week, over twos are $240.00 per week, and over threes $150.00 per week. Hourly, casual and full day rates are also offered (space permitting) and family discounts may apply.
We are registered with Work and Income and have subsidies available to qualifying families. We offer 20 hours subsidised Early Childhood Education, and we have a special running where over threes can attend up to three days per week from 9am - 3pm at no extra charge.
Penny’s Place also offers holiday care for 5-13 year-old children with OSCAR subsidies available for qualifying families through Work and Income.
We are open Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5.30pm except for three weeks over Christmas when we shut for our annual holidays.