Recognising parents as every child’s first teachers, our philosophy is strongly centred on working in collaboration with parents and the whanau to enhance every child’s unique learning and development. This partnership approach means parents are involved in every step of their child’s growing up – even when they’re not physically around.
TOTally Kids functions like an extended family with a learning programme that involves parents, the wider whanau and the local community. We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with, and between, families through the strong personal nature, inherent to being a smaller centre. A friendly and caring team of educators helps ensure that any new family feels part of our community from the moment they join the centre.
With this philosophy as a base, we follow an open door policy where you are welcome – even encouraged – to visit your child and get involved with their learning in these very precious early years.
We understand and respect the fact that children are very capable learners. Our role is to be their guide in their discoveries and learning. We provide them the necessary tools along with a safe and nurturing environment for their tiny minds to develop.
TOTally KIDS childcare center provides a warm, nurturing environment and a homely feel and has been a lovely learning environment for many children in the New Lynn, Green Bay, Titirangi and Blockhouse Bay areas over its 20 years.
As a boutique centre TOTally Kids is perfect for aiding children settle into a childcare environment without being overwhelmed. Pre-visits are encouraged during this period and help your child settle into the centre’s rhythms and routines seamlessly.
Our light and spacious centre is well-resourced with the latest learning tools to stimulate young minds in a fun and creative manner. Emphasis is laid on quality equipment to suit every age and stage of your child’s development. We also believe in promoting technological competency and allow children access to tablets, laptops and a desktop computer as part of the Transition to School Programme. If you wish to learn about our cyber-safety policy it can be found here.
Backing into Cutler Park is a big boon for our kids, who enjoy regular visits to the park for play and exploration – a unique addition to our own outdoor play environment. In fact,learning about natural environment is an important and much-loved part of our programme.