Nutrition is so important for young children as it is directly linked to all aspects of their growth and development.
Redwood Kids Early Childhood Centre in Havelock North are a centrewide lunch box centre. The children thoroughly enjoy this, and it promotes independence and encourages self-help skills in preparation for school.
Teachers at our childcare centre do regular baking with the children, which provides them opportunities to engage and learn a range of food preparations skills and fine motor movements such as pouring, sifting, spooning. It is a great hands on sensory experience for children to develop independence through self-help skills, practice simple maths as they measure and count quantities.
Parents love the rich sense of community at Redwood Kids Havelock North, and our curriculum reflects our philosophy for strong relationships. We absolutely love coming together with our tamariki, whānau and community to strengthen our relationships with one another.
At Redwood Kids Childcare we love to celebrate! Whether it be a national week, cultural celebration, a calendar date or a themed dress up day. We especially love to celebrate each and every one of our precious tamariki on their birthday with special ceremony and tradition on their special day.
Transport & Excursions
We proudly operate our own Redwood Kids centre van, allowing us to help support both new and existing families who require assistance with transport to and from our Havelock North childcare centre. We also utilise this awesome resource for excursions out and about in our local community!
Our children love going on excursions, and these are always a fantastic learning opportunities!
We often have our local community join us in centre for visits and enhance our children’s knowledge about people, places, things and events.
Transition to School
At Redwood Kids Havelock North, we believe that all our tamariki are capable and confident learners and in our Preschool Room we ensure children are offered rich learning opportunities both individually and within group interactions.
Our local schools have shared with us that they love how our tamariki start their transition to school with a strong sense of self, being capable in self help skills, confident to build relationships, are able to take responsibility and know how to listen and follow instructions, supporting them to settle into school life easily.
To ensure that all our tamariki head off on their school journeys with confidence, we tailor our daily learning experiences to allow children to have a strong sense of belonging, to know that they are capable and confident and have individual learning goals to help tamariki build strong foundational skills for early learning.
Portfolios & Storypark
We use an awesome app called Storypark, which allows whānau to follow their child’s early learning journey and to ensure you don’t miss out on important centre communications.
Photos, videos and audio capture your child’s learning so you never miss a treasured moment again. You and your family can also feel more engaged in your child’s development, and you decide who you would like to invite to experience your childs learning journey with you. A perfect way to share those special moments with loved ones down the line or overseas.
Although we love to use Storypark as an online platform to communicate with parents, we also use paper portfolios for each child.
Children enjoy finding their paper portfolio and reflecting on their past activities at the centre. It is a fantastic way for children to engage in self-recognition and reflect on their personal development, as well as being a treasured keepsake for their 21st Birthday!
Contact us or drop into our childcare centre in Havelock North. We’d love to hear from you.
We understand that your child’s education and care is a priority and that choosing the right early childhood centre can be a big decision. Redwood Kids Havelock North would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. We welcome you to contact us or visit our childcare centre and meet our team of passionate teachers.