Join us at our Open Days! Every Friday from 9am - 4pm
This is a great opportunity to come along and meet the teachers and have a guided tour of our fantastic centre.
Free Sessions for 2 - 5 year olds
We offer free sessions for 2 to 5 year olds: 4 or 5 hours between 7.30am - 12.30pm or 12.30pm - 5.30pm. Conditions apply so please ask us for more information.
First Steps Newmarket is a lovely centre situated in central Newmarket, just a few minutes drive from Remuera and Greenlane. From the moment you walk into the centre, you get a feeling of a home away from home. The cottage appearance adds to the appeal of a warm and nurturing environment that has been well established by the team of caring teachers.
Our focus is to provide the best quality childcare and education in the greater Epsom area. We value play with natural objects and this is apparent throughout the centre. Children learn through play and are encouraged by teachers to pursue an interest or to explore their capabilities in a fun and stimulating environment.
We have established a great sense of community spirit by holding parent teacher evenings and events such as Matariki, Chinese New Year, Diwali and Mothers and Fathers Day celebrations. We were a runner-up for the Kidicorp Auckland Community Spirit Challenge and also won a Healthy Heart Award from the NZ Heart Foundation in 2012.
Our centre has a large outdoor area where children can challenge themselves under the supervision of teachers. Children are encouraged to partake in sustainability as we reduce waste, reuse items for collage and recycle all unwanted items. Our vegetable garden is well established and gets seasonally upgraded with the help of the children. Whatever is grown comes back into the centre to be cooked and used for the children's meals.
Our qualified and dedicated teaching team are culturally diverse which brings a rich sense of diversity to the centre. We provide a unique Be School Ready programme to ensure every child is well prepared for school. When children turn five, we recognise this special milestone with a graduation ceremony which whanau are invited to attend.
First Steps Newmarket provides fun learning opportunities for children. Children are encouraged to bake and cook, learn about healthy eating. Events like Snow Day, family gatherings, community visits to the centre from Fire Department, St.Johns and Police are organised every year.
We welcome you to visit our wonderful centre today to see what we can offer your child.
"First Steps Newmarket feels like a home away from home. It is cosy and I know my child feels very comfortable there and looks forward to her daycare days" - February 2014.
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