Little Scholars Early Learning Centre is a child care centre based on Carr Road, Mount Roskill, Auckland, with large light rooms divided into three age groups. This allows age appropriate experiences aimed to extend their skills in a variety of curriculum areas.
(Age groups maybe flexible to accommodate children’s needs).
We are open from 7.30 am – 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday
We welcome children from 3 months to 5 years
We have high teacher/child ratios
We offer the “20 hours ECE” subsidy for all 3 & 4 year olds
Quality educational programme developed by our experienced staff
Home cooked nutritional meals prepared by our onsite chef
BIG outdoor area/playground, with plenty of shade, and inter-changeable playground equipment
Our high number of caring qualified staff helps to ensure your child receives education and care that is tailored to their individual needs
What should you look for in a centre?
When walking through a centre – check that staff are playing and learning with your children. This is a sign that they are educators, not just child-minders.
Look for a centre that reminds children of their home.
Look for smiles and fun.
Look for artwork and photos on the walls.
Look for a good sized outdoor area where children can stretch and get some sunlight while learning through play – climbing equipment, sandpit, water play, art opportunities etc.
Is childcare good for my child?
You can feel safe in the knowledge that you’re giving your child a huge head start.
From a NZ Herald article:
“Pre-schooling shoots pupils to the top of the class.”
“Children who experienced quality education before the age of 5 are leaving their peers far behind as they head towards the teenage years.”
“Those with pre-schooling are better readers, writers and mathematicians.”
“Did not necessarily mean children were expert readers before they went to school, rather that they had developed an understanding of the importance of language.”
“Asking open ended questions, encouraging thinking in children and creating a learning culture.”
“Children at 12 who were outperforming their peers had been to early childhood centres with indoor/outdoor equipment familiarising them with shapes and proportions from a young age.”
The government routinely checks all childcare services in the country and compiles ERO reports on them. For a copy of our latest report please visit this ERO website