Free Sessions for 2 - 5 year olds (*conditions apply)
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 ask us for more information.
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First Steps Newmarket is a lovely centre situated in central Newmarket and just a few minute's drive from Remuera and Greenlane. From themoment you walk into First Steps Newmarket, you get a feeling of a home away from home where the focus of the teachers is to provide the best quality childcare and education in the greater Epsom area. The cottage appearance adds to the appeal of a warm and nurturing environment that has been well established by the team of caring teachers.
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The centre values play with natural objects and this is apparent throughout the centre. Children learn through play and are encouraged by their teachers to pursue an interest or to explore their capabilities in a fun and stimulating environment.
The centre has 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. First Steps Newmarket has been a runner up for the Kidicorp Auckland Community Spirit Challenge and also won a Healthy Heart Award from the NZ Heart Foundation in 2012.
The 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. The centre's 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.
Four of our five teachers are fully qualified and the fifth is currently in training. Three teachers have a current first aid certificate. The team is culturally diverse and this brings a rich sense of culture into the centre. When children turn five, the centre recognises 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. The centre manager takes cooking and baking group sessions at least three times a day (supervised). Events like Snow Day, family gatherings, community visits to the centre from Fire Department, St.Johns and Police are organised every year.
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