Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to your questions about our childcare and early learning centre in Howick
Does my child have to do a full day?
We offer three half day sessions for children under 3 years of age.
What are the staff qualifications?
All our staff are registered ECE and Montessori teachers.
What is the difference between Montessori and Free Play?
The Montessori classroom is a ‘prepared environment’, based on child development and designed to offer activities that match the emerging needs of all children. Materials across different curriculum areas are set on
low shelves and easily accessible to children.
It is a calm well ordered environment that encourages a lot of movement and activity. Children are free to choose and work on activities at their own pace. Here, they experience a combination of freedom and self-discipline, as guided by the environment.
What if I am late picking up my child?
We appreciate a phone call if you are going to be late. There is a late penalty fee of $5 per every 5 minutes (or part thereof) of late collection.
Do I need to provide Lunch?
Yes, we provide morning tea and there are food preparation activities where children can eat what they have prepared
What if my child is sick?
Children must be kept away from preschool if they are sick. If they have had vomiting/diarrhea they must not return until 48 hours has lapsed since the last incident.
What if my child is still in nappies?
Not a problem if your child joins us and is still in nappies we will support them when they are ready to transition from nappies to underwear. Nappies will be changed regularly throughout the day.
What if I want to take a holiday?
Every child is entitled to 10 days leave per year to be taken in one week blocks and to be confirmed in writing. Additional leave up to a maximum of 4 weeks inclusive of the 10 days leave will be charged at 50%. Any holidays over 4 weeks will require full payment of fees.
Come and meet the team, talk to our centre manager, say hi to the kids and see first hand why we’re different. We’re more than happy to take you on a guided tour around the centre. You can book in your visit now, just click on the button below and choose a time and day to suit you. We look forward to seeing you soon!