Where learning comes alive!
20 Free ECE hours over for over 3 year olds.
Nau mai, Haere Mai!
Beach Kids Early Learning Centre is set in the idyllic surrounds of Waihi. We believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life. Our mission is to create a nurturing environment that encourages young minds to explore, discover and learn. We understand the importance of early childhood education, and our team of experienced educators are committed to providing quality care and education to each and every child in our care.
Our programs are designed to stimulate tamariki's natural curiosity and promote a love of learning. We use a play-based approach that allows children to learn through exploration and hands-on experiences. Our learning spaces are carefully crafted to create an environment that is warm, welcoming and stimulating, where children feel safe and secure to learn and grow.
Feel free to check out our rooms below!
0-3 Year Olds
Our indoor environment is gentle and nurturing and feels like a home away from home. The outdoor environment, on the other hand, is immersive and full of wonderful opportunities for your child to learn and explore. The natural grass and the garden is a much-loved area of our outdoor environment. Both the outdoor and indoor spaces are designed to nurture your child in a safe and secure environment.
Whether it be painting, push and pull toys, blocks, storytelling, sensory play or any other activity, the children are engaged and contributing to the vital early stages of development.
Gross Motor Development
Fine Motor Development
3 - 5+ Year Olds
The environment is a mixture of learning opportunities for our tamariki in this room. We provide children with the opportunity to explore, investigate and make discoveries. We enable our children to be active participants in their learning and use their interests to shape the direction of their learning.
Play is the main focus for learning concepts such as language, colours and numbers. Being this age is a time for growth and change and our aim is to extend and support children to guide them towards independence and social competence. We also offer a school readiness program for 4 year old's.
Sustainability & Environment
Engineering and Technology
8.00am - 4.00pm Sessions Available
We offer 8.00am - 4.00pm sessions Monday to Friday for
0 - 6 Year olds.
Options for over 3’s taking 20 Free ECE hours.
We also offer casual sessions.
If you are eligible for Childcare Subsidy we can help you through this process. To find out more click here.
Why Beach Kids?
At Beach Kids, we foster a sense of belonging by cultivating a culture rooted in our philosophy. Our centre advocates for creating a nurturing environment where children can thrive and grow.
We cultivate a deep reverence for nature, nurturing young minds to be responsible kaitiaki of Papatūānuku, respecting and protecting the interconnected web of life.
We recognize each child and whānau as unique and strive to create meaningful partnerships to develop a responsive learning environment. We value building enduring connections with our community.
We value and celebrate every child's unique identity and strive to create a sense of belonging and empowerment, imparting strong foundations that last a lifetime.
We follow Te Whāriki and adapt to each child's interests while building relationships. Our programs values education through intentional teaching and play.