About West Melton Kindergarten, Nursery and Learning Centre
The West Melton Kindergarten, Nursery and Learning Centre is a home away from home for our children. It is situated in the heart of West Melton directly opposite West Melton Primary School. It is a locally owned and established Early Childhood Centre and has been part of the West Melton community since 2002 being the original Early Childhood Centre in West Melton. Our childcare centre caters for children aged 0 to 6 years and is a purpose built centre separated into four different learning areas.
- Nursery 3 months-2 years
- Kindergarten 2-3 years
- Learning Centre 4-6 years (approximately)
- Before and After school programme for primary school aged children
We have a large, spacious outdoor area where children have the space to play and explore. Our outdoor areas are a focal point of our centre providing our children with large sandpits, a bike track, playgrounds, cubby houses, obstacle courses, trampoline, climbing frames and more. We also have gardens and vegetable gardens where children learn about sustainability by growing their own plants and food. Pets live in both the Kindergarten and the Learning Centre which are part of our ‘Centre family’.
Our dedicated teaching team create an environment that empowers our children to get involved, have a go, play, learn and have fun! We give children the opportunity to extend on their own interests and to challenge and enjoy themselves while they learn. Together with parents and whanau, we equip our children to become independent learners for life by practicing and modelling the values of independence, responsibility, curiosity, respect and perseverance through positive play/planned activities and an empowered to learning approach.
We cater for children attending either mornings, afternoons, full days and full weeks. There are no set session times throughout the day, it needs to work in with family lifestyles!