Welcome to our AWARD WINNING Child Care Centre...
"Te hiki ngākau, me te whakapiki mātauranga mo ngā tāngata katoa o Aotearoa.
Lift aspiration, raise educational achievement for every New Zealander."
Kia Ora, Hello, Aloha, Assalamu alaikum, Ayubowan, Bonjour, Bula, Gidday, God dag, Fakaalofa atu, Hallo, Hallo allemaal, Helô, Hola, Kamusta, Kia orana, Ko na Mauri, Konnichi wa, Mabuhay, Mālō e lelei, Malo Ni, Namaste, Nǐ Hǎo, Sat Sri Akal, Sawasdee, Sidaytahay, Talofa, Talohani and a warm welcome to Magic Kingdom Childcare and Learning Centre.
Magic Kingdom is a privately owned and operated family based early child care centre in Blockhouse Bay, owned by husband and wife team, Dr Darius and Nikeeta Singh (who grew up right here in the neighbourhood). Nikeeta is the managing director and is a fully registered teacher with experience in early childhood education - ECE (especially school readiness program), experienced as a Head Teacher as well as in Management, and who is also a mother of three young children!
Her teaching team is a strong unit, friendly, professional, qualified and experienced, whose overall team philosophy reveals a genuine dedication and passion about discovering, nurturing and growing children's learning potential.
“…we firmly believe in deeply rooted family values in an innovative, inspirational and warm environment to deliver the highest quality early child care and education, and it is our privilege to offer this unique gem that we have designed and built in Magic Kingdom to our own children and families in our local community where we grew up…”
We have a brand new, purpose built, award winning, high quality early childhood education (ECE) centre on 115 Boundary Rd, Blockhouse Bay (opposite Lynfield College and next door to Sunset Retirement Village), designed with over 10 years of teaching and parents' wishlists in mind.
To see why we were oversubscribed with interest and had already started pre-enrolling (even before we were open!), take a look at our UNIQUE features that stand us out from any other centre:
OUR AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE:
- Recipient of the inaugural "2013 Early Childhood Council / Telecom Innovation Award" for our new online invention "Learning Roots and Shoots".
- Recipient of the Bronze award at the "2013 NZ Commercial Building Awards" for Magic Kingdom's innovative, modern and eco-friendly building design (Lifestyle Architectural Services) and construction (Keola Homes).
OUR INNOVATIONS: MUST SEE features like our Enchanted indoor forest, Themed sand pits with a Moon Crater sandpit for under 2's and a Treasure Island and Amazon Jungle sandpit for over 2's with murals projected on the fenceline, NZ rainforest and riverbed water play area also projected on the fenceline, Jungle Hut set in the Amazon, Hobbit Cave, our award winning EXCLUSIVE "Learning Roots and Learning Shoots" online portfolio system, and our trademarked "KIDCAM" where parents can log on and securely view their child during mat time, and much more….
OUR CARE: All meals provided (morning tea, cooked lunch, afternoon tea, late snack). Meals are nutritious and very popular with our children. Vegetarian, Halal, special dietary needs catered for. We have even published our very own 40 page cook book for what is most popular with children.
OUR ENVIRONMENT: Like you have never seen before - truely innovative, inspiring, warm and welcoming.
OUR RATIOS: Higher than MOE requirements for better attention, learning observations, and safety (1:8 for over 2's, 1:4 for under 2's).
OUR TEACHERS: Friendly, open, experienced, qualified, YOUR SUPPORTING TEAM for your child's first learning journeys.
OUR SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM: We run a special transition to school program for our preschool (4-5 year olds) to give them the best head start for their entire journey throughout school.
OUR REPUTATION: In March 2012, we achieved an excellent (top of the class) ERO report together with record enrolments in our sister childcare centre in Tauranga. Magic Kingdom will have its first ERO review in late 2014 and we will be upholding the same "best-in-class" high quality standards as proven by the owners in their centre in Tauranga.
OUR PARTNERSHIPS: Active member of the NZ Early Childhood Council. Supporter of our local community here in Blockhouse Bay where we grew up.
OUR FEES: Affordable and competitive fees. Support available with 20 ECE hours subsidy for over 3 year olds as well as WINZ approved for all ages.