Information Booklet

PLAY SCHOOL EARLY LEARNING CENTRE
Welcome to Play School Early Learning Centre. We are a full-time day care centre licensed to accommodate 29 children from 6 months to 5 years. We are committed to providing high quality care and education for infants and young children.
Play School is privately owned and operated by Olivia Woud and Kerry Walsh. We employ fully qualified staff who provide a high standard of teaching and a warm, nurturing and caring environment.

Opening Hours
Play School is open from Monday to Friday 7.30am – 6pm. The Centre is open 52 weeks a year except for statutory holidays.

Fees
2 days $140.00
3 days $219.00
4 days $277.00
5 days $325.00

ECE 20 hours for 3 to 5-year-olds
2 days $ 85.00
3 days $133.86
4 days $182.40
5 days $230.40

The 20 Hours ECE rate is based on claiming 12 hours ECE hours for 2 days, !8 hours ECE hours for 3 days and 20 hours ECE hours for 4 and 5 days.

Fees are inclusive of GST. If you are eligible for a WINZ subsidy, forms are available from the office.

Meals
At Play School we provide breakfast for the early birds, a nutritionally balanced cooked lunch plus morning and afternoon tea. We also cater for special dietary requirements such as allergies, vegetarians’ and cultural needs. A menu is displayed on the parent’s notice board.

Staff
At Play School we are committed to the families/whanau of our centre to employ a high standard of quality trained teaching staff.
Our educators will work in partnership alongside families/whanau to promote and extend the learning and development of each child attending our centre through the provision of quality early childhood education and care.

The Programme
At Play School we are committed to implementing the Early Childhood curriculum, Te Whariki. We provide an inviting programme with opportunities to foster and enhance each child’s own learning. We believe that children learn through play and at Play School their play is valued as meaningful learning. Teachers at Play School will guide and encourage children by providing an environment that is safe and emotionally supportive. Our teachers will provide stimulating and challenging experiences through exploration, movement and communication and will value each child’s contribution. To provide quality programmes that care and educate we believe it is important that there is mutual support and good communication between parents and staff, as working together will make the most of these early experiences for children.