BestStart Aidanfield

Halswell

50 Kinsella Crescent, Halswell, Christchurch 8025

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Education and care centre
Ages
0 - 5

We know that your child will learn best through working, talking and playing together with others, building relationships with people, places and things within the centre and the wider community. Your child will see themself as a capable and competent learner who can make their own decisions through the provision of open learning opportunities.

The great outdoors - Our outdoor area is very large, allowing us to provide a range of experiences including obstacle courses which help develop gross motor skills, balancing and hand-eye coordination. We are also very fortunate to have a very large sandpit that the children enjoy all types of activates in - baking, making tracks for the trucks, making sandcastles and their favourite activity - water play! We are lucky to have a park and reserve next door that we can take our tamariki too.

Healthy food - At BestStart Aidanfield we provide yummy and healthy morning and afternoon teas as well as fantastic cooked lunches provided by our onsite cook who has been working with management to provide a healthy and nutritious menu for all the centres within the company.

To all the teachers, I want to thank you all for your wonderful kindness and caring for both Kaydence and Chloe during the 4 years we have been with you. You all have seen both my kids grow and develop into wonderful children and all your hard work in teaching them will defiantly pay off as they are learning new things every day. Thank you Sarah for your love support, it has been amazing. I am going to miss you all.

Acknowledging your love and support to grown such a confident and kind boy. Words cannot express our appreciation and gratitude for the time and energy you have gifted to our son. Again I cannot thank you enough for allowing our son to be part of your ABC community. I am truly grateful for the time and effort that you all have put into our son. Arohanui.

It's not easy being a working mum, but knowing my boys had a fun, safe place to be made life so much easier. The activities you plan, the messy play, the room you decorate and the friendships you help to foster - it just goes to show you guys are incredible.

ABC Aidanfield is a great centre. The teachers are caring and fun to be with. The centre is clean, has a lot of toys and learning materials. The kids always learn new things, how to make things draw, enjoy playing and having fun! Thank you.

Relationships with Whanau (Whanaungatanga) – We as Kaiako understand that parents and whanau are the most important people in their  life. We respect parents as first teachers and work with you to guide your child through their learning journey. Therefore, we take pride in communication and consultation with our Whanau, collaborating to ensure we are providing a home-like, secure, loving and developmentally appropriate environment and curriculum. As a centre we ensure that we take time to celebrate each and every milestone that our tamariki achieve.  

Inclusion – As Kaiako we believe in Cultural Appreciation. As a team we celebrate such events as Chinese New Year, Matariki and Language Weeks within our centre. We also take part in nationwide events such as raising money for Plunket and the Cancer Society.

Community Involvement - We as a team believe it is important to be a part of our community. Our kaiako (teachers) support our parents and tamariki with transition to school, where the kaiako organise visits to our local schools. We also complete other adventures around our surrounding neighbourhood so that our tamariki learn an appreciation for their wider environment.

The Education Review Office | Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga (ERO) is the New Zealand government’s external evaluation agency. It evaluates and report on the education and care of learners in schools, kura, kohanga reo, puna reo, and early childhood services.

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