Learning Links – Alexandra Street, Te Awamutu
Learning Links - Hector Drive
Learning Links Childcare Center is the leading childcare centre in TeAwamutu. At learning links we aim to build a strong and caring relationship with our families proving out parents the comfort that they seek. Our progressive learning philosophy is based on three important elements:
- Learning through play
- Keeping children emotionally healthy
- Educating children under a sustainable environment
Why choose Learning Links (Daycare Center)?
Being parents ourselves and having than two decades of childcare experience, we understand the important things when it comes to your child’s early education. Our learning centers aim to provide the best start to our little learners.
- We provide hygienic, high-quality, well-balanced meals to every toddler.
- Children can learn and play very comfortably around the vast indoor and outdoor spaces.
- Highly qualified and experienced team.
- Better than ministry of education guided ratios.
Ratios: Babies 1:3, Toddlers 1:6, Preschool 1:8
Our unique working method inspires and enables teachers to provide a healthy and happy environment for our children enabling them to develop emotional wellbeing and self-esteem. Our teachers are guided by TeWhariki – our New Zealand curriculum.
Are you looking for (Kindergarten) in TeAwamutu?
If you are searching for a leading child care center in TeAwamutu, please feel free to get in touch with our teams who are more than happy to guide you through a tour of our wonderful facility.
Some of our latest adventures!
Forest Programme (At Learning Links Hector Drive)
Connecting children to nature is something we are passionate about at Learning Links Hector. An enriching programme like this certainly isn’t something that was decided one day and began the next – it has taken a lot of preparation, consideration and dedication.
Well today, our passion became a reality! The group headed off on their expedition within our local community. They began this weekly ritual with a forest karakia and a willingness to explore and test their limits in the dense bush. We are very proud that our tamariki showed such respect for the beautiful forest and its creatures and this will be something that they will remember for many years to come – a huge thank you to our Kaiako, Rebekah and Ana for bringing our programme to life today everyone should have a good sleep tonight!
Our tamariki are becoming increasingly confident and familiar with the forest. They have already gained a strong sense of direction and able to show their kaiako which way could lead us to the destination.
They were lucky to find and try some kawakawa, which we learnt that the leaves can be made into medication that helps our digestive system. We even brought some back to our centre for our friends to try as herbal tea.
No doubt, the muddy puddles was the favourite. It was such fun for each of us to get wet, get muddy and be engaged with nature! We are also amazed to see the growing resilience of our children when they slipped into mud, when they got dirty and when they were in dilemma. They were determined to take risks and challenge themselves, physically and emotionally!
It was equally impressive to notice how tamariki cared for each other and helped their peers out of a challenging situation, they were demonstrating their growing social competence and caring nature in their bush play! We highly recommend getting out into nature - the children will surprise you!
As we continue to connect locally, to our Rototuna area, we discovered Rototuna means "lake of eels". In Pre-European times, our area had a lake named Tunawhakapeke. The lake and surrounding swamps had an abundance of tuna resources. As a result of our new knowledge the tamariki are discovering where the tuna like to live now and what they like to eat! Trying to coax them out of their hiding places, the children have been patiently dangling some food for them and to hopefully catch a glimpse soon!
Ratios: Infants 1:4, Toddlers 1:6, Preschool 1:8
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 7:00am to 5:30pm
Address: 486 Alexandra Street, Te Awamutu
Phone Number: 07 280 7973
ERO Report: (Coming Soon)
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2020 Enrolment Fees
UNDER 3 YEARS OR OVER 3 YEARS NOT TAKING UP 20 HOURS
OVER 3 YEARS AND TAKING UP 20 HOURS
Learning Links operates as a full day service and does not offer short days or sessions; Our fees include high quality teacher ratios above Ministry of Education Standards; Minimum enrolment is two days per week; A deposit equal to one week of your booked hours will be due upon enrolment to confirm your place; Two weeks notice is required when terminating enrolment; 10% discount is applicable to your eldest child’s fees if you have two or more children attending Learning Links; Nappies and food are provided; and Formula is not provided - this must be brought in from home if required. To be read in conjunction with the Fee Policy. Fees effective from 1 October 2018.