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We are big believers that children learn best while they are having a blast, so at YMCA Manurewa Early Learning Centre, we place a big emphasis on children having fun.
That’s why our Manurewa childcare centre has heaps of awesome things for tamariki to do, from playing in the sandpit, engaging in water play, or even trying out their puzzle solving skills.
We provide a multicultural environment that we are exceptionally proud of, which meets the needs and aspirations of children and their whanau.
At YMCA Manurewa Early Learning Centre we have fully licenced teachers, who are passionate about providing a high quality education that is tailored to the needs of each child, and the wider community. We believe building strong kids results in strong communities – if you share that vision, we would love to have your child at our centre.
Our bush kindergarten experience involves our children in another aspect of being in nature. Children learn with and alongside others how to protect the environment. We explore what it means to trust, care, protect and upkeep while visiting our bush environment. Children are encouraged, supported and inspired which instils confidence and full participate is treasured. We also explore our curiosities and wonders of the bush and put high value on walks - in and around our bush and surrounding community.
Our outside area is protected by a mighty Puriri tree, which shelters us from the seasonal elements. The outside area is a fun place for children to explore and experiment with their limits and boundaries.
Our art, craft and creative world area has a wide range of items that encourage children to explore their creative side and express themselves. Children explore different elements from drawing, painting, construction, and so much more. Creating both through group and individual projects. Resources are arranged for children to assess freely and within a calm environment for time to be creative and thoughtful.
Our close connection to the outdoors at our Manurewa centre mean that the children in our care are able to stay on the move as much as they wish during their time with us each day.
Our goal is to educate children in a safe, caring and fun environment, which sees us teaching cool programmes, including Music and Movement, Healthy Heart and Bush Kindy.
Our values align with the national Te Whariki Early Childhood Curriculum, set by the Ministry of Education. Our aim is for the children we teach to grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators on a holistic level. We also want them to realise that they make a valued contribution to society – because we truly believe that building strong kids results in strong communities.
The principles of Te Whariki are empowerment/whakamana, family and community/whanau tangata, relationships/nga hononga, and holistic development/kotahitanga.
We include each of these principles within our early learning programmes, whether we are playing on the playground, or reading stories.
Our facility is a fully licensed childcare and education facility under the Ministry of Education for children aged 6 months - 5 years
Our early learning centres are audited and accredited by the Ministry of Education
Our staff are fully trained, professionally qualified and committed to on-going personal development
Parking available on-site for drop-off and collection