At Kawatiri Kids, we believe that as an Early Education Centre we have an important part to play in our community and a very special opportunity to positively impact young children’s lives in their early stages of development.
With a safe and nurturing environment for your child, we provide a place for children to learn, develop and grow through social interaction in an engaging environment, carefully set up by kaiako, with lots of opportunities to explore and learn.
Our centre caters for tamariki aged 0-6yrs and we are open 7.30am-5.45pm, Monday – Friday. Located in the heart of the beautiful coastal town of Westport, right next to the playground, we are easy to find and within a short walk into the town centre or the beautiful coastline, making us a natural choice for busy parents and local families in the community.
Your child will love our separate Nursery, Toddler and Preschool areas, all well laid out for fun and learning at every age and stage, including family play, art area, as well as quiet space for reading and reflection. There’s also plenty of natural resources with space to explore.
With the inviting smell of home cooked meals and baking, you won’t have to search very far to find our fabulous and passionate centre cook who freshly prepares all meals in the heart of our centre. We provide all enrolled children with morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack. We have our weekly menu displayed in centre for parents to view and you’re always welcome to stick around to taste a little yourself!
We proudly operate our own Kawatiri Kids centre van, allowing us to help support both new and existing families who require assistance with transport to the centre. We also utilise this awesome resource for excursions out and about in our community.
Our teaching team is made up of passionate, experienced teachers who are warm, welcoming and naturally wonderful people. Our qualified Early Childhood Educators bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team and their special connection with our children is cherished and supported in our centre.
Teachers guide our tamariki in learning, engaging them with fun, sensory and also challenging experiences to nurture their development. All children are valued at their unique stage of life, respected for who they are and have equal opportunities to ensure the best possible start in life. This special environment with a community of talented individuals, encourages the joy and wonder of learning to come alive.
"My children love it at Kawatiri Kids. The teachers are great, they make it feel like one big family. You guys are absolutely amazing ❤"
“I think all the teachers do an excellent job, I know my son is happy there. The whole Kawatiri Kids team do their best to keep children happy and safe. My son loves them.”
“Since we came to Kawatiri Kids, all of the teachers have been super supportive and wonderful to our girls and the family as a whole. All the staff go above and beyond to ensure the children in their care are loved and looked after. The relationships they build with the children is wonderful to see”
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We understand that your child’s education & care is a priority and that choosing the right centre can be a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. Feel welcome to contact us in whichever way is most convenient for you, or visit our centre and meet our Teaching Team!