Top Kids: A sanc­tu­ary for your child’s de­vel­op­ment

Central Leader - - News -

If you are in the habit of wor­ry­ing all day af­ter leav­ing your child at day care, then it’s time to kiss those wor­ries good bye.

A home away from home, Top Kids in Eden Ter­race is a unique sanc­tu­ary for your child’s de­vel­op­ment. Lo­cated min­utes from the CBD and trans­port hubs, it is a com­plete de­vel­op­ment cen­tre where chil­dren are pre­pared for life as well as for school.

With five sep­a­rate cen­tres - for dif­fer­ent age groups - it of­fers a warm, safe and car­ing at­mos­phere that ac­com­mo­dates es­sen­tial el­e­ments like de­sign, shel­tered open spa­ces and loads of nat­u­ral light.

Im­por­tantly, the cen­tre has be­come an in­te­gral part of the lo­cal com­mu­nity, serv­ing di­verse and multi-cul­tural fam­i­lies.

Com­plex man­ager Jeanette Manu and her team bring a fresh new ap­proach to the in­dus­try.

“Our ex­pe­ri­enced and qual­i­fied teach­ers are em­ployed for their per­sonal qual­i­ties and high stan­dard of train­ing in early child­hood ed­u­ca­tion and care,” she says.

The pro­gramme is based on mod­ern early child­hood cur­ricu­lum, Te Whariki. Chil­dren learn to de­velop great re­la­tion­ships with other chil­dren and the teach­ers, un­der­stand­ing how to com­mu­ni­cate and share their thoughts and feel­ings.

“We aim to pro­vide ap­pro­pri­ate pro­gram­ming in a chal­leng­ing and sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment that is wel­com­ing and invit­ing,” says Jeanette. “Chil­dren have the op­por­tu­nity to de­velop their early lit­er­acy and so­cial skills, which arm them with the ba­sics be­fore start­ing school.”

Chil­dren en­joy a mix of in­door and out­door ac­tiv­i­ties. For in­stance, the mu­sic/move­ment pro­gramme is ex­cel­lent for pro­mot­ing fit­ness and health.

Each child has their own port­fo­lio, in which the teach­ers doc­u­ment their learn­ing progress, in­ter­ests and achieve­ments.

What’s more, meals are healthy, nu­tri­tious and are pre­pared by a very ex­pe­ri­enced cook, in con­sul­ta­tion with fam­i­lies. Spe­cial di­etary needs can be ac­com­mo­dated.

You can take ad­van­tage of a sib­ling dis­count, the gov­ern­ment ECE sub­sidy, WINZ sub­si­dies and hol­i­day dis­counts.

The cen­tre is lo­cated on Vir­ginia Ave East, with plenty of free park­ing for easy drop-off and pick-up.

So there, would you set­tle for any­thing less for your lit­tle one?

Top Kids, 13-17 Vir­ginia Ave East, Eden Ter­race. Ph 302 3700.

Car­ing care­givers: Stacey, Jeanette, Pooja and Mag­gie.

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