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Grace Christian Community New Lynn
Learning Links - Grace Christian Community New Lynn
Christian Childcare Centres aren’t so different from your regular preschool or kindergarten.
When you see the word ‘Christian’ in Christian Preschool or Christian Kindergarten, it’s easy to assume that what’s being taught is very different.
The truth is, Christian Early Education Center practice your standard New Zealand curriculum alongside good Christian values.
That’s not all.
Christian Childhood Education Centre might be the right fit for your family, without you realising it.
Here are four important facts about Christian Early Learning Centres:
1- Christian Childcare Centers are almost identical to regular centres:
Despite curriculum content being aligned with Christian values, all Christian Daycare centres are held to regular teaching standards. Your local centre is accountable for children’s learning stories, learning outcomes, and effective teaching practices.
2- Christian Daycare Centres are usually attached to a charitable institution:
Your local Christian preschool may be attached to a church group or charitable institution. What does that mean for you as a parent?
Due to this community attachment, most Christian preschools will naturally have strong community relationships. In some cases, Christian kindergartens may even accept donations or offer subsidies for your child’s attendance. Each child care center will differ in its approach.
3- Christian Preschool teachers are qualified teachers:
Qualified teachers at Christian child care centres must have the same New Zealand approved training as teachers in standard child care centers. Rest assured, teachers are well vetted and well prepared for education what differs is the content that may be taught.
4- Christian Kindergartens and Preschools teach Christian values:
Okay, you probably knew this one. But you may not have known what ‘Christian values’ actually means.
Putting it simply, Christian education centres focus on their teaching around being kind, loving others, and treating people with respect. All early childhood centers strive to teach children values, the content is just aligned with the Christian faith in a Christian child care center.
We’ve been a part of the community alongside Grace Community Church for close to a decade now and our families come from diverse backgrounds. The strong links we have in our community allow us to deliver powerful learning every single day.
Regardless of whether you attend our Christian centre or other Learning Links centres, you’ll find that your child will receive the care they need to learn and grow.
Learning Links operating as Grace Christian Community Preschool in New Lynn Auckland is a childcare centre that aims to cultivate life-long learners and empower students to thrive in socio-emotional life. Our progressive learning philosophy is based on three important elements where:
- Learning is fun
- Keeping the children emotionally healthy
- Educating children under a sustainable environment
Learning Links Childcare Center is committed to offering the best Christian Childcare environment to the community of New Lynn. With our high-quality education techniques, we bring a fun, safe and diverse environments for the children. Learning Links operates 9 successful child care centers within New Zealand allowing all of our team to interact regularly and provide for the best quality of care.
Why consider early learning centres?
- Develops Socio-emotional wellbeing for children
- A sense of responsibility in taking care of each other
- Offers an organized/fun learning plan
- Motivates the interest to learn
- Future schooling becomes easier
- A strong foundation for lifelong learning
Why choose Learning Links?
- Over 20 years’ experience
- Competitive fees structure
- Amazing indoor and outdoor
Ratios: Toddlers 1:6, Preschool 1:8
We completely understand that working with children needs a combination of quality teachers and an excellent environment. Every teacher from Learning Links is trained to bring the most out of your child’s potential. We create a positive environment with the children by understanding their emotional and mental well-being. Our teachers promote individual skills that enhance self-esteem in children.
Are you looking for Daycare Center / Kindergarten in New Lynn?
We look forward to welcoming you to our amazing early learning center in New Lynn. Please feel free to book an appointment with one of our team who would be more than happy to show you around our awesome early childhood learning environment.
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!
Ratio: Toddlers 1:6, Preschool 1:8 (note no babies)
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Address: 28 Rimu Street New Lynn Auckland
Phone Number: 09 553 9628
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2021 Enrolment Fees
UNDER 3 YEARS OR OVER 3 YEARS NOT TAKING UP 20 HOURS
OVER 3 YEARS AND TAKING UP 20 HOURS
Two Days *
Up to 35 hours a week Free of charge
*2 day rates offer is subject to availability, conditions apply.
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 are provided. Food and Formula is not provided - this must be brought in from home if required. Up to 35 hours a week free of charge. Minimum 6 hours a day, maximum 7 hours a day over a 5 day booking’ Additional hours are $7 hour. 30 hours free only available up to a maximum of 6 hours each day. To be read in conjunction with the Fee Policy. Fees effective from 22 February 2021.