About

Why choose us?

There are a host of reasons why families choose Little Wonders St Kilda. Here are just a few of them:

  • Awesome location, bordering St Clair an St Kilda beaches
  • Delicious meals cooked daily by our centre cook (she has a Degree in Culinary Arts!)
  • Five specially designed classrooms catering for each age and stage, including a separate purpose built infants room
  • Experienced, dedicated teachers
  • Extended opening hours great for working parents (7.30am to 6pm)
  • Regular outings including walks to the Esplanade and sports ground, or bussing into town or local gardens
  • Strong collaborative partnerships between parents and teachers
  • Community focussed
  • Regular dress up days
  • Whanau evenings and special events
  • Weekly term-time gymnastics for 2 to 5 year olds
  • Optional Playball for 3 to 5 year olds

Our philosophy

At Little Wonders St Kilda, strong relationships build the foundation for our community to work together to create a positive environment for our children to explore, understand and expand their knowledge of the world.

We acknowledge all cultures and embrace the richness and diversity that they bring. We honour the Treaty of Waitangi by providing opportunities for all children to learn, with Te Whariki (our national curriculum) evident in our practice.

At Little Wonders St Kilda, teachers are professionals in their field. They provide a programme that is designed to meet the social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of the children, whilst valuing the wealth of knowledge established by family/whanau.

At Little Wonders St Kilda, success in learning comes from children actively exploring the environment, engaging in meaningful, uninterrupted play while interacting with people, places and things.

Our priorities for children’s learning are implemented through quality teaching strategies that are relative to each age group. Teachers are focused on supporting children to become:

  • Independent learners
  • Investigative learners
  • Culturally respectful
  • Risk takers
  • Decision makers
  • Resilient
  • Socially confident
  • Enriched in languages, numbers and information technology

About Evolve

Evolve Education Group is a leader in early childhood education, with over 120 centres across New Zealand offering a range of top quality learning options for all of our families.

Our highly regarded brands – which include Active Explorers, Lollipops, Pascals, Learning Adventures, Little Wonders, Little Lights and Little Earth Montessori – nurture children to love learning and become the best they can be. Rich and diverse educational opportunities are delivered by passionate, experienced educators in purpose designed centres equipped with the latest learning resources.

Evolve Education Group is helping shape the future, preparing little minds for great things in today’s ever changing world.