Welcome to our Centre

We provide a safe, nurturing, stimulating environment holistically extending children's individual interests and learning.

Children, parents/whanau and teachers are empowered through positive communication and support, thus building reciprocal relationships affirming our community of learners.

Programme Philosophy

Our Centre approaches programme planning with a view to enhance the learning paths of individual children. We use a variety of assessment tools such as IT, written assessments and verbal observations from children, parents/whanau and teachers to plan for further learning based on children's interests and capabilities. The plan is designed to allow for flexibility and spontaneity from both children and teachers. We use the experiences of teachers, children, parent/whanau and the community to extend and enhance children's learning experiences.

Link to ERO Report


A beautiful garden-like playground


Plenty of options for learning and fun

Teacher: Child ratios

Age Groups

Number of Children

Teachers

3 months - 2 years

10

3

2 years - 5 years

30

5

Teaching Team

Our Centre’s Head Teacher Karen Johnston leads a team of passionate, fully qualified and registered teachers who take pride in delivering an exceptional program within a warm and caring environment.

Meals

The children are served a selection of fresh fruit at Morning Tea, a hot cooked meal at Lunch Time and home baking with another selection of fresh fruit for Afternoon Tea. Milk is also provided for children at both morning and afternoon tea.

We are completely committed to promoting and providing a healthy lifestyle for the children in our care and are very lucky to be able to work closely with the Massey University Department of Food, Nutrition and Human Health. Our fantastic Centre Cook is dedicated to providing an exceptional menu that includes tasty but nutritious meals that are enjoyed by the children.

Opening Hours

The Centre is open Mondays to Fridays from 7.45am – 5:15pm (closed Public Holidays).

We have three session options:

  • Full Days: 7:45am – 5:15pm (including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
  • Mornings: 7:45am – 12:45pm (including morning tea and lunch)
  • Afternoons: 12:45pm to 5:15pm (including afternoon tea)

Places may be available for block courses and at exam times depending on rolls and availability.

There is a waiting list depending on the session times required so booking ahead is essential. 

Eligibility

Massey University Students, both internal and extramural, and staff are able to use the Centre. There are also a limited number of community places (non-students).


Get in Touch

Building 68, Gate 5, Oteha Rohe

Oaklands Road

Albany Highway

Albany

Phone (09) 415 7612 

massey@naka.co.nz

Please contact the Centre for an appointment to visit or any enquiry.