Selwyn Kids was established in 2008 to provide childcare services for families and whānau in the Selwyn District. Selwyn Kids is a unique business in that is based around the Pukeko philosophy when it comes to caring for its customers, children. The Pukeko philosophy is one of nurturing, whānau, community and to protect.
Selwyn Kids is Selwyn’s favourite childcare services and caters for the needs of every child through the services it offers being home based care, kindergarten, OSCAR, holiday programme and nannies.
Selwyn Kids is owned by Rolleston locals, Rebecca and Kerry Adams, who share a passion for children and embraces all children as part of their whānau.
Rebecca is a registered early childhood teacher who has been active in early childhood education for over 20 years. Rebecca has experience from running preschools for a major early childhood corporate through to privately owned preschools. It is this experience that allows Selwyn Kids to deliver a wonderful and nurturing environment for its children. Rebecca is a mum to three children, Cameron, Keegan and Cushla who are all part of the Selwyn Kids whānau and programmes.
Thank you to the wonderful staff, extra special thank you to the Explorers staff for making it an easy transition back to work, my son enjoyed his days playing with his friends and learning new skills. Many afternoons I would have to bribe him to come home! - Rachael
A big thank you to the Discovery Staff at Selwyn Kids for taking wonderful care of our daughter. Our daughter was very shy when she started but over time has become a more out-going child. I also want to commend Selwyn Kids on how the teachers – Tori and Kate, gave me daily updates on how she was doing. I highly recommend Selwyn Kids and I am very happy with the service. Thanks so much! - Sally
Selwyn Kids offers the community the choice of either the Discovery or the Explorers centres catering for children aged 2 to 6 years.
Selwyn Kids is Rolleston’s only kindergarten - making us unique! Children are encouraged to progress naturally through exploration and develop in their preparation towards independence and acquiring the necessary skills for a positive transition to primary school.
To be recognised as being the leading provider of childcare services to families in the Selwyn District.
Selwyn Kids will provide all children the opportunity to play, learn and the encouragement to develop in a safe environment. We will respect the individual and nurture the potential of all children.
● Whānau – children, parents and teachers have an equal partnership in education.
● Professional – all members of the Selwyn Kids business will conduct themselves in a manner which is respectful, friendly, culturally aware and confidential in all matters.
● Learning – providing positive experiences and opportunities for children to develop and learn.
● Challenge – to be willing to change and learn new ideas for the benefit of children and ourselves.
● Wellbeing – we value health, safety and happiness of our children, our families and each other.
● Diversity – each child is valued as unique and precious individuals, each with his or her own strengths.
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.