Enrolment or waitlist enquiries
171 Seaview Rd,
Phone: (03) 388 8691
Email us email@example.com
NZ Free Kindergarten Union Diploma
Diploma of Teaching (ECE)
NZ Free Kindergarten Union Diploma
Our ESM is Lorraine Stewart
Our Hours Are...
We are able to talk to parents and caregivers most of the time, so please make an appointment if you'd like to do this. EMAIL US HERE
Our Session Times
Your child can come to our kindergarten for up to 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday, during our 4 kindergarten terms.
You can read more here about what's been happening in our archive of stories about Kidsfirst Kindergartens, the fun we have, the processes and learning outcomes that result and why we're such a great start for your child.
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You’ll find our kindergarten nestled between the river (Ōtākaro), the sea (Moana) and the estuary (Te Wahapū) in Central New Brighton. Look for our flags - behind our fence you will hear and see engaged children aged 2 – 5 years enjoying our large and leafy outdoor space. We pride ourselves on our unique setting which offers a great connection to the natural environment. Children are able to take part in challenging and physically active play with an array of creative and sensory experiences. We provide an open, expansive and inspiring learning environment indoors, which enhances and encourages collaborative ways of working for our learners.
Tamariki at Kidsfirst Kindergartens Nuffield have freedom to explore, connect with other children and learn through play. Visitors often comment on the calm, relaxed yet busy environment they see as they come into the kindergarten. All around you will see children busy at work alongside each other, making choices for play that engage them with the people, the places and the things of our environment and community.
Our qualified and experienced teaching team supports children to take a lead in their own learning journey through innovation, inquiry and hands-on learning and discovery. Children aged 2-5 years can access a range of resources at Kidsfirst Nuffield that are carefully and intentionally presented to ignite thinking and exploration. Learning occurs in all spaces at the child’s pace, acknowledging the mana, wairua and mauri our tamariki bring when they come to us. Tamariki are encouraged to be mindful of and inspired by the world around them, and respectful of the environment they play and learn in.
Building trusting, caring and respectful relationships with whānau/families over time is key to our success in supporting and facilitating children’s learning. Parents and whānau contribute in many ways, including discussions about their aspirations for children, spending time with us in session, sharing their knowledge and strengths with kaiako/teachers and children. The language, culture and identity of our families is highly respected and valued - whānau/ families are viewed as significant partners, and are included in our early learning journey.
We have an ‘open door’ approach - whānau are welcome to stay at any time. The notion of community and connectedness is important here, it’s at the heart of what we do. We value the relationships we build with our whānau/families, and look forward to making new connections, embracing the multiculturalism and diversity of our community. Our families, past and present, are an important part of our kindergarten life. We value this greatly and we encourage family/ whānau to visit and take part in their child’s kindergarten day, sharing your skills and culture too. We also understand the pressures on working parents – there is no pressure for you to stay. You can be involved whenever it suits you.
You will see us out and about visiting in our local area, supporting our tamariki to strengthen the connection they have within their local community and to further explore this magical setting in their role as caretakers (kaitiaki) of our environment. We have strong links with our local primary schools, which supports the transition to school for you and your child, as he/she moves on from Kindergarten.
Our kindergarten operates for six hours each day, from 8.30am – 2.30pm. This works really well if you have older children going to school as you can do the drop offs and pick-ups at the same time.
We would recommend that you enrol for at least two full days – building up to five days. This gives our teachers time to get to know your child and gives consistency around supporting their learning.
Come in any time – we’ll show you around and make you welcome!