Welcome to Kowhai Childcare
A Home away from Home
Welcome to Kowhai Childcare – a homely environment where children are educated using the Waldorf/Steiner Philosophy.
Our childcare centre focuses on meaningful learning experiences in a nurturing, caring environment where children can feel safe and loved. Our aim is to carefully foster and protect the physical, emotional, social and spiritual nature of each child, which allows them to unfold at their own pace in a healthy way.
Ages 6 months to 5 years
Open Monday – Friday 7.30am – 5.30pm
We have two cosy warm whare that are filled with toys and resources which are ‘open ended’ – enabling free and creative play.(the open ended nature of the resources are more for kindergarten aged children – the younger the child the more form the toy has)
All areas of the childcare centre have been carefully planned and designed to provide children with opportunities for play.
Both the Kowhai and Tui whare are situated in park-like surroundings. We have an established vegetable garden and orchard which is an important part of our programme. We provide delicious, nutritious meals to our students – check out the menu here.