Parents love the rich sense of community at KatiKids Educare in Katikati, and our childcare curriculum reflects our philosophy for strong relationships. We absolutely love coming together with our tamariki, whānau and community to strengthen our relationships with one another.
At KatiKids we love to celebrate! Whether it be a national week, cultural celebration, a calendar date or a themed dress up day. Some of the events on our annual calendar include Chinese New Year, Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana, Saint Patrick’s Day, Samoan Language week, Matariki Maori New Year, Tongan Language Week and Diwali.
Transport & Excursions
Our children enjoy walks where they can get out and explore locally. We are fortunate that our early childhood centre is a short walk from downtown Katikati. Other places our kaiako and children love to visit include the supermarket and the local Library. We often have our local community join us in our centre for visits and enhance our children’s knowledge about people, places, things and events.
Portfolios & Storypark
Our Katikati daycare centre uses an awesome app called Storypark, which allows whānau to follow their child’s early learning journey and to ensure you don’t miss out on important centre communications.
Photos, videos and audio capture your child’s learning so you never miss a treasured moment again. You and your family can also feel more engaged in your child’s development, and you decide who you would like to invite to experience your childs learning journey with you. A perfect way to share those special moments with loved ones down the line or overseas.
Although we love to use Storypark as an online platform to communicate with parents, we also use paper portfolios for each child.
Children enjoy finding their paper portfolio and reflecting on their past activities at the centre. It is a fantastic way for children to engage in self-recognition and reflect on their personal development, as well as being a treasured keepsake for their 21st Birthday!
Contact us or drop into our daycare centre in Katikati for a visit. We’d love to hear from you.
Here at KatiKids Educare, we understand that your child’s education and care is of upmost importance and that choosing the right childcare centre is an important decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. Feel free to contact us by a means that suits, or visit our childcare centre in Katikati and meet our passionate team of teachers.