A great start with Uptown Kids
The Uptown Kids childcare centres, located in the city fringe suburbs of Newton, Eden Terrace and Epsom, aim to provide quality care and education in enjoyable home-like environments.
The experienced staff provide a developmentally appropriate play-based programme based on child observations and Te Whariki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum.
This enables children to learn through interactions with other children, adults and the environment.
By providing a safe nurturing environment, where children are valued and their play supported, with both planned and spontaneous activities, children will develop to their fullest potential.
The centres are licensed for less than 27 children from ages zero to five-year-olds with the average child to adult ratio of one per four children. This means more personalised care and better communication between staff, children, parents and the community.
The centres are boutique so families have a better bond with the staff as well as with the other families that attend.
Staff liaise with parents to maintain children’s routines as closely as possible and to support the parenting role in today’s busy lifestyle.
The centres offer allday sessions and, due to high demand, they have opened a new centre in Epsom.
For further information, you can visit their website www.uptownkids. or email them on enquiries@uptownkids.
Alternatively, their contact details are Newton phone 308-9798, Eden Terrace, phone 377-3734 and Epsom, phone 523-1716.
Budding builders: Children at Uptown Kids test out their carpentry skills.