As soon as you step inside, you will see why families love to bring their children to Southside Kids Childcare Centre!
The centre has adopted the Ministry of Health (MOH) guidelines and will be following all advice issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE) / MOH / NZ Government.
Prevent the Spread
- Do you feel unwell?
- Do you have any of these symptons:
- Breathing difficulties
- Have been overseas in the last 14 days?
- Are you close to someone diagnosed with COVID-19?
If YES PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE CENTRE.
Call 0800 358 5453 for free advice from a health professional.
At the centre
We provide a safe and nurturing child care centre and are proud of our reputation within the Wellington community for being dedicated and of course fun!
The curriculum at our child care centre includes routines and regular events/activities, and through children’s and/or teachers initiation, activities that enhance and extend children’s play and thinking. With over 18 years’ experience, we create an environment where children are competent learners.
We focus on children developing social competence to enable them to play and learn with and alongside others. We believe that positive relationships with others is the key to children growing as confident learners and communicators, secure in their sense of belonging and the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.
Our kids are interested in the world beyond the fence. To encourage their interest and help them learn about their community and the groups and people who support it we have developed a program around the theme of community. This will include exploring what makes the community around the centre special, walk or drives around the community and visits to local community groups (e.g., SPCA).
- Qualified, registered early childhood teachers
- Share a passion for teaching
- Believe in high quality early childhood education
- Genuinely care for our kids
- Full time $260 per week or $170 with ECE 20 Hours
- Daily and half day options available.
- Southside Kids Enrollment Form (PDF)
- Southside Kids Enrollment Form (Word)
- Information for parents (PDF)
Education Review Office (ERO) Review
Children benefit from positive relationships with teachers who know them well. Their learning is celebrated throughout the home-like environment. An emphasis on creative arts is evident. Science and mathematics learning are woven into play-based contexts. Routine times are used well for meaningful learning and discussion. Open-ended questioning supports and enhances children’s thinking. A recent success for the service has seen a range of very useful strategies embedded to promote literacy and oral language.
- Read our latest review