LITTLE DUCKLINGS CHILD CARE HOME FOR HAPPY FAMILIES
LEARNING SHOULD BE FUN
We, at Little Ducklings, aspire to strengthen, enrich and nurture our relationship (Ngā hononga) with our whānau and tamariki with love, respect and compassion.
We’re About The Little People…
All our teachers are qualified to provide the best possible care for your children.
We have a total of 70 children. 50 over 2’s and 20 under 2’s.
We take the safety of our children very seriously. All our safety measures conform to NZ standards ( 3 layer firewalls, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, Fire Alarm, Exit doors, Fence all around etc
We have separate play areas for under 2’s (104Sq mt) and over 2’s (269Sq mt). The minimum requirement in New Zealand is 2.5sq m per child inside and 5sq m per child outside.
We have a well equipped kitchen that provides nutritional food for all the children. We provide morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and evening snacks every day ( for example; sandwiches, mini muffins, fruits ). Weekly meals menu are displayed in the centre. We encourage children to make Healthy Choices when eating and to eat a healthy option first. We are an accredited “Healthy Heart” participant by the NZ Heart Foundation
Kia ora tatou, hello everyone, I am Ravinder Kaur (Dolly). I am graduated from ‘The University of Auckland’ in 2010 with a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education. Prior to taking this position of Assistant Manager role in Little Ducklings, I worked for nearly 4 years at Discoveries Educare at Highland Park as a Head teacher in the Learning Centre. I am a fully qualified and registered teacher. My philosophy of teaching and learning is based on the principles of Te Whariki (MoE, 1996) and are influenced by the theories of Vygotsky’s social-cultural approaches and on the practices from Reggio Emilia. I believe in developing a respectful relationship with children and parents/whanau by honouring their cultural diversity. Children are filled with curiosity and potential who learns through their everyday play experience. By providing a stimulating, supporting and safe environment children will have the opportunity to develop and become confident and competent lifelong learners.
Kia Ora! I am Ritu Gupta. I hail from the richly diversified and cultured country- India. I have been residing in New Zealand since the past two years, I have done my Diploma in Nursery Teacher’ Training (4Years to 6 years) and Bachelor of Education from India and I had been working as a qualified teacher in my country and gained a rich and diligent experience of 16 years in teaching profession. I am a New Zealand registered teacher. I have been passionate about teaching as I believed that every child possesses various innate qualities which can blossom when nourished with love, care and warmth. My philosophy is that a good teacher enhances and promotes the interests of every child, coupled with providing a stimulating environment for his holistic growth. As an educator and facilitator of knowledge and wisdom, I will assist my students to express themselves and incorporate different learning style to make their learning more efficient.
I think I made the best choice to enroll my child in Little Duckling – a play school. It’s happy to hear so many classroom tales from him each day. I noticed that my child has overcome the shyness and is openly taking initiatives to converse with everyone. I appreciate the efforts made by the teachers and other staff members!
I had a really fruitful experience by enrolling two of my kids in such a warm and loving environment. It is the sole hard work and sheer determination of the makers and the mentors that they’re constantly upgrading the learning pattern for Toddlers. Teachers are warm and friendly; my eldest looks forward to coming each day. Wishing Little Duckling Team a continuous success.
Little Duckling play school addresses every need of each child, ranging from education needs to emotional and social wellbeing. It’s pleasurable to have a safe environment for kids other than home. Thanks for grooming my child.
The teachers demonstrate a strong sense of professionalism and dedication towards their students. Our Children are so happy and settled, within the first few days the kids were at “home”. Little Ducklings has beautiful facilities and I am really happy with all aspects the centre provides. I know my Children’s love for learning is being nurtured and catered to. I have been recommending Little Ducklings to all my friends.