Piccolo Park childcare centre Mt Richmond is just 500m from the motorway towards Otahuhu. Located on the border of Otahuhu and Mt Wellington and just down the road from the new Mt Richmond development, on the corner of Panama Road and Mt Wellington Highway making for an easy ‘on the way’ drop off and pick up point.
An easy ‘on the way’ drop off and pick up point
We are committed to providing the best quality care and education for children from three months to five years old. The indoors and outdoors are designed and set up with a range of resources that will encourage a child’s interest and inspire their creativity as they learn and grow.
At our centre we believe that each and every child is a unique individual, and each needs to be treated equally and with respect.
At Piccolo Park we believe that a child’s’ play makes a big impact on their development and learning. A child’s play is very important and begins at the very early stage of their development therefore at our centre we believe in extending their play, based on Te Whariki, the NZ early childhood curriculum. We believe that Te Whariki will provide a quality and stable curriculum framework in our centre.
We believe that all children should be independent and should be respected and encouraged to express their thoughts and ideas.
We believe in providing a safe environment where the children can discover, learn, create and explore safely on their own and alongside other children and teachers.
We believe in setting up the environment to create an opportunity for the children to acquire the skills that are needed to become confident and competent learners in their learning journey ahead.
At Piccolo Park we value the importance of the family/whanau and working in partnership with each child’s family. We promote ongoing communication between families, whanau and teachers to ensure their child’s needs and aspirations are met.
We believe that all children should be given the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the cultural heritage of both partners to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Together we also celebrate and embrace the multicultural diversity of our families and children at Piccolo Park. We are committed to ensuring that every child and family feels welcomed, respected and valued.
Quality care & education
We follow the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki, and have a well-rounded approach covering intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development.
Our teachers foster a love of learning so we can maximise each child’s potential in these important early years. We focus on your child’s interests and create opportunities to problem solve, which builds character. We help your child develop important life skills using patience and the understanding that it’s okay to make a mistake – that’s how you learn!
We are so well resourced at Piccolo Park that kids get really excited about their learning. From stimulating educational toys, creative art materials, and very cool play areas, right through to technology such as iPads that the children can use to help them research those many whys, whats, when, wheres, and hows about the world around them.
Some daycare centres think bringing toys from home is great because those daycares have so few resources. But our policy is no toys from home because we have more than enough and we don’t want our kids to go through the heartache of having their toys broken.
Care for babies
Not all daycare centres cater specifically for babies but we do. Our carefully chosen teachers are highly attuned and sensitive to the emotional and developmental needs of babies. Part of our philosophy is to put care into their education, and education into their care.
The right people
Our teachers are important and we choose them carefully. All our teachers have a real connection with children, impressive skills, and lovely warm personalities. Because at heart, it’s the people that make the centre feel warm and homely for our children.
We support families receiving WINZ subsidies and can help you with your application for the subsidy. Visit www.workandincome.govt.nz to find out if you are eligible to receive a benefit.
20 hours ECE
All 3-5 year old children are eligible to receive 20 hours ECE while attending Piccolo Park daycare Mt Wellington. This is covered by the Government and can start when your child turns 3. For more information on the Government’s 20 hours ECE scheme go to www.minedu.govt.