Jump Start Kids is an all day childcare centre with an equal emphasis on care and education. It is privately owned by Roger and Glenda Carter who share the management and are onsite every day.
We cater for all children from birth to school and children with diverse needs are welcome.
Our full time teachers are qualified early childhood education graduates and most of them are also mothers. We choose people who are passionate about education for young children and who also represent the cultures in the wider community around the centre.We welcome that diversity.
Languages spoken by our teachers include English, Hindi, Mandarin, Urdu, Singalese, Cantonese, Tamil, Gujarati, Arabic, Punjabi and Pashto. We are all working on our Te Reo Māori as well.
Our centre chef prepares fresh food from scratch every day so that your child will enjoy a hot lunch and smaller snacks designed to nourish and delight. Meals are based on the Ministry of Health recommendations for preschool age children. Some of the vegetables are grown by the children.
Communication between home and centre is key to your child’s success. At Jump Start Kids we have chosen to share the learning stories written by the teachers in electronic form through the Educa Programme. This means that as well as the beautiful portfolios for each child in the classrooms, you get instant notification of new stories, photos and newsletters on your phone or computer.
Included in the fees are nappies and bedding where appropriate.
The Centre is divided into three areas according to age and stage.
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