The best-located daycare centre in Sylvia Park!
Being directly across the road from Sylvia Park shopping centre and right next door to Sylvia Park school, we are arguably the best best-located daycare in town.
Next door to Sylvia Park School
With Sylvia Park School right next door, it’s a great way to build familiarity and help to smooth the transition from preschool to primary school. Or if you have both a pre-schooler and a primary school child, you’ll find life less complicated when you’re only travelling to one location.
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.
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.
Gold Healthy Heart Award
Piccolo Park Sylvia Park has attained and continues to strive to maintain their GOLD healthy heart award. This means that we create an environment that promotes healthy eating and physical activity for all our teaching and learning whanau.
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.