Grow, Learn and Play
Koru Kindy is located at 78 Rodney Street, Wellsford. Our centre is a unique space dedicated to developing and supporting young children within our community.
We are a home away from home, offering a nurturing and calm environment where children are given the freedom to choose and direct their own learning.
We offer full-day (7:30am – 5:30pm) and school day (8:30am – 3:30pm) sessions, as well as full and half day sessions.
We accept enrolment for children from 0 to 6 years.
Koru Kindy Mission
To continue to make a difference in the lives of our children, Whānau and wider community and to provide a safe and supportive environment with the highest quality early childhood education for every child every day.
- We put Children first
- High-quality programs and environments
- Inclusive – honest and open culture
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Frequently Asked Questions
We encourage growth and learning through exploration, community, and nature.
Do you offer 20 hours ECE?
Is Koru Kindy WINZ approved?
Can I receive a discount regarding bringing more than one child?
What are Koru Kindy hours and holidays?
Operating hours 7:30-5:30
We are not open on public holidays if they fall on a weekday, the following days we are closed:
New Years Day
After New Years Day
What type of payments do you accept?
What is the attendance policy if my child is ill and cannot attend?
ILLNESS AND MEDICATION:
In accordance with Koru Kindy illness policy and procedures we ask that parents/caregivers to be aware of and adhere to keeping unwell children away from the centre for a minimum 48 hours past their last bout of illness. Symptoms can include:
· Vomiting or diarrhoea
· A temperature of 38 degrees Celsius or higher
· Unidentified spots or rash
· Inflamed throat or eyes
· Severe cough: not linked to medical history of asthma or breathing disorders.
· Head lice/nits
Registering your child
What can you tell me about the teachers and helpers at Koru Kindy?
How many children are there at Koru Kindy?
What is the teacher ratio at Koru Kindy?
2-5 (Kiwi room): 1:6 ratio
What ages do you accept?
Do you provide part-time or drop in care?
A full day (7:30-5:30) or school day (9-3)
Minimum three day (7 hours per day) must be booked
What do I send with my child each day?
WHAT TO BRING:
Please ensure that your child comes to kindy in appropriate clothing for an active day or exploration. Please remember to name all clothing items.
· School bag
· At least 3 sets of clothing
· Nappies, spare undies
· Water bottle and packed lunch
· Hat & appropriate shoes
How will I know what my child is doing each day?
On a daily basis we also send out a daily diary which shows a quick snapshot of the day’s events.
Your Child’s Comfort
I have a child who needs regular medication. Can you help with this?
Does Koru Kindy provide any meals or snacks?
Can my child bring his/hers favorite blanket or toy to Kindy?
Is there a special place where my child’s belongings are kept?
Are you able to follow my child’s routine?
What if I cannot pick my child up on time?
LATE PAYMENT & LATE PICK-UP FEES:
For late payment – If fees are overdue and unpaid by the last business Friday of the month then a 10% penalty fee may be added to the overdue account. Failure to pay fees will result in the cancellation of your child’s enrollment. If any account balances continue to be unpaid then debt collection will be involved.
For late Pick up – A late pick up fee of $15 per 15 minutes or part thereof, will be charged on your next invoice for collection of children after their individual booked hours. If we have been unable to contact you or your emergency contacts, and you have not contacted us within 1 hour of closure of the centre, we reserve the right to contact the local police.