Just Kidz Educare – St John’s

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Just Kidz Educare – St John’s

About Us

Our caring professional staff are highly focused on teamwork and are committed to supporting each individual child’s passion, skills and needs.

We value each child’s holistic development and respect their aspirations, creativity; empowerment, confidence and a sense of belonging.

At Just Kidz, we value an environment which inspires curiosity and encourages explorations which develop into meaningful interactions amongst peers and our teaching team.

We endeavour to create an environment which is inclusive of natural materials in order to foster respect for nature and encourage children to make their own discoveries and theories.

By recognising and valuing bicultural practice within our centre we are respecting the dual heritage of Aotearoa and embracing the mana of Māori and European culture and historical backgrounds. As well as embracing New Zealand’s bicultural heritage and the multicultural mix of our community, we also value the contribution and role played by parents and whānau and use open communication with reciprocal and responsive relationships with each child’s family.

With these beliefs interwoven in our daily practice, we strive to create young minds with great imagination and creativity to enable them to become lifelong learners. Children are encouraged to learn through experience and participation, thus allowing opportunities for problem solving and risk taking. Our teachers assist children to develop high self-esteem, to be able to co-operate with others and show mutual respect for one another.

We are committed to providing high quality education with qualified teachers who are flexible and open to change to facilitate continuous improvement.

Who are we?

Just Kidz childcare began as a private family owned early childcare and education service over 17 years ago. Due to the success of the company and need for further high-quality early childhood experiences across our communities, Just Kidz is rapidly expanding and now offers franchise opportunities to like-minded people who are equally passionate about providing excellent service and high-quality early childhood education and care.

All our centres are staffed by fully trained and qualified educators, who are fully dedicated to supporting young children to grow and thrive.

We care from birth until 6 years of age and welcome full or part time attendance. Our service is part of the 20 hours Early Childhood Education government subsidy for 3 and 4 year olds programme and WINZ subsidies are available also.

You can count on us being open 52 weeks a year to care for and educate your children with opening hours from 7:00am until 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Our Programme

With the image of the child in mind we base our philosophy on the New Zealand Early Childhood Education (ECE) Curriculum Te Whāriki with a strong inspirational influence from the educational philosophy of Reggio Emilia in Italy and the Magda Gerber, Resources for Infant Educators (RIE) approach.

The five strands of Te Whāriki are outlined here:

  1. Well-being – Mana Atua
  2. Belonging – Mana Whenua
  3. Contribution – Mana Tangata
  4. Communication – Mana Reo
  5. Exploration – Mana Aotūroa
Our Locations

We are rapidly growing and have more locations coming soon. Please enquire at [email protected] if you would like to know more about our franchise opportunities or visit our website to see new locations www.justkidz.co.nz

Current Centres:

Dannemora
St Johns
Westgate
Flat Bush
Albany- opening soon
Huapai- opening early 2019

Physical environment

All our centres are purpose built for children, taking special consideration with care, comfort and learning experiences in mind.

Atmosphere

Our centres are designed specifically for high quality care and education of pre-school children. In addition, teaching teams are chosen very carefully, and this is evident with the warm and welcoming atmosphere experienced in each of our Just Kidz Centres. But don’t just take our word for it, please come and visit with us and see for yourself.

OUR CORE VALUES:

We are passionate about creating a welcoming, caring, creative learning environment with unconditional, positive regard for everyone.
Manaakitanga/taking care not to trample on another’s mana.

We are committed to the highest professional and ethical standards of teaching and leadership, ensuring excellence and integrity in everything we do.
Ngaa tikanga matatika me ngaa paerewa/our code our standards

We promote responsibility and respect for our environment.
Kaitiakitanga/guardianship guides our practice.

We partner with all our children, whanau, colleagues and the wider community, developing genuine, caring relationships based on open communication and respectful interactions.
Whanaungatanga, interdependent relationships.

We foster a “can do” culture throughout our company and centres.
Whakamana, empowering and enabling.

Services

Quality childcare and education
Full and part time attendance
We cater for birth to 6 year olds
20 Hours ECE for 3 and 4 year olds
WINZ subsidies are available
Open 52 weeks per year
Extended hours from 7:00am until 6:00pm
After school care also available at Dannemora
Learning portfolios to share your child’s learning journey (also available online)

Services

Quality childcare and education
Full and part time attendance
We cater for birth to 6 year olds
20 Hours ECE for 3 and 4 year olds
WINZ subsidies are available
Open 52 weeks per year
Extended hours from 7:00am until 6:00pm
After school care also available at Dannemora
Learning portfolios to share your child’s learning journey (also available online)