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Little Wonders St Kilda was opened in January 2009 and since then we have been supporting our local families by providing a fun-loving and rich programme for all children. Our teaching team is made up of dedicated professionals who love working alongside children, especially helping them achieve success in their learning.
Our purpose-built centre has 5 individual rooms, with each age group having a high-quality programme designed to challenge and extend children’s social, emotional and physical development. We develop these programmes through our centre values and aspirations from family/whanau.
Excellent indoor-outdoor flow enables the children and teachers to easily move from one environment to the other depending on the nature of the play at any given time. Children in most rooms will come together for mealtimes and mat times throughout the day. With all meals being prepared and cooked onsite all children are eating the same nutritious food that supports our belief of healthy body, healthy mind.
All classrooms make the most of our local surroundings, taking walks down to the esplanade to watch the waves, catch a bus into town or to the gardens or head across the road to utilise the sports grounds. Many of our families are well immersed in the local community so we usually meet people we know when we are out and about. This allows children to see what happens in our community and we value it as a great learning opportunity for them.
Children, families and whanau will experience a strong bond with their teachers that grows as the children move through the centre. These relationships begin during settling visits when we encourage parents/caregivers to spend time in the classroom getting to know the routines and the teachers. Partnership between parents and teachers is invaluable as we strive to give each child the best care and education to meet their learning outcomes.
We are always happy to show off our centre and answer any questions, you are welcome to have a look around anytime.
The Education Review Office (ERO) is the New Zealand government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services. ERO’s reports are used by parents, teachers, early childhood education managers, school principals and trustees, and by government policy makers.
Early childhood services are reviewed on average once every three years. Reviews will be more frequent where the performance of a school or centre is poor and there are risks to the education and safety of the students, or less frequent where a school has a stable reporting history and demonstrates good self-review processes and use of its assessment information.You can read our centre’s ERO review here.
Monday – Friday: 7.30-6:00pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed
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My daughter was at Little Wonders St Kilda for 3 & 1/2 years and loved it!! The experiences, the crafts, the food and the all round experience of Little Wonders was excellent!! My daughter loved the teachers who were nurturing, fun, approachable and truly enjoyed interacting with all the children!! As a parent I was more than happy to leave my child in the care of this wonderful daycare!! I would highly recommend!!
Thank you so much for everything you have done for our son in his time at Little Wonders St Kilda. Thank you for all of your hard work, support and guidance. We will really miss you all, and the wonderful opportunities you have provided for him. It is the end of an era and we are sad to be leaving such wonderful people behind.
The Miller Family
We have been at Little Wonders St Kilda now with our two children for the past five years and I wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend this wonderful childcare centre to anyone. It’s not an easy decision choosing somewhere to leave your most precious children, but the amazing teachers at Little Wonders made this so easy. Both as parents and children we have made some amazing friends here and the children have learned so much in a supportive, loving and educational environment.
Thanks so much team, you really are all wonderful.
I am so thankful that my children had the opportunity to be part of this awesome centre for their early years. They absolutely thrived at Little Wonders St Kilda, and they were always excited to attend. Our whole family was welcomed into the community and we continue to be close friends with many of the other families who attended at the same time. We are proud that we made this great choice for our family.
D. Phillips and Family