Little Feet Childcare Centre
Little Feet Childcare Centre is a privately-owned family-oriented company which first opened its door in Papatoetoe in 2011. In late 2014 they opened their second Centre in Mangere. In 2019, a purpose built brand new 2 level childcare Centre was again opened in the heart of Mangere East town Centre.
We are open 52 weeks a year except public holidays and our opening hours vary between Centre’s from 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday. Little Feet Childcare Centre caters for children from birth (prefer 3months) to 5 years. We have been working collaboratively with the local communities and Educational Institutes in providing a positive learning outcome for all the children enrolled in our Centre.
Children are precious and our role in supporting their development is one that is purposeful and well thought out. We are a calm, respectful, responsive and well-established team who believe in teaching by supporting and encouraging children’s independence and development of their self-esteem.
Little Feet Childcare Centre is making private education more accessible to communities by providing a range of preschool models with very competitive fees and curriculum, thus making private education more affordable.
The sheer diversity of nationalities in Cupid schools provides with a unique opportunity to interact with everyone from around the world.
Children are exposed to Information and Communication Technology from an early age. These ICT facilities enable to create a sense of interest in students as they see and learn.
The concept of the activity room is about ‘Learning’, through play, in a totally different environment. All games are conducted as a part of the planned educational programme.
Music And Art Room
Music and Art is an integral part of the curriculum. We have well-equipped music and art rooms where students are encouraged to discover and develop their talents.
Teachers respect the aspirations held by parents and whānau for their children. The service curriculum acknowledges the unique place of Māori as tangata whenua. It respects and supports the right of each child to be confident in their own culture and encourages children to understand and respect other cultures.
The design and layout of the premises support effective adult supervision. Comprehensive policies and procedures are in place to promote the good health and safety of children. A philosophy statement guides the service’s operation and the ongoing process of self review helps the service maintain.
Adults providing education and care engage in meaningful, positive interactions to enhance children’s learning and nurture reciprocal relationships. The service curriculum provides children with a wide range of experiences and opportunities to enhance children’s learning and development.
Positive steps are taken to respect and acknowledge the aspirations held by parents and whānau for their children. There is sufficient quantity and variety of furniture, equipment, and materials provided that is appropriate for the learning and abilities of the children attending.
Children are confident, eagerly engage in play and enjoy the company of their teachers and peers. They have fun and show care and concern for others. They know teachers’ expectations and have good opportunities to make choices about their play. Children are developing a positive attitude to learning.
Culturally responsive teaching practices affirm children’s backgrounds and build on their strengths. Teachers provide a language rich environment in which children’s conversation is enhanced and homes language are spoken.