Selwyn Kids offers the community the choice of either the Discovery or the Explorers centres catering for children aged 2 to 6 years.
Selwyn Kids is Rolleston’s only kindergarten - making us unique! Children are encouraged to progress naturally through exploration and develop in their preparation towards independence and acquiring the necessary skills for a positive transition to primary school.
Specifically designed for children aged 2 to 3 ½ years old.
The Discovery centre blends both kindergarten and a home-like environment especially for children making those very steps to childcare. Discovery gives children a settled and well constructed place in which to feel valued. All children are encouraged to ask questions within our enquiry-based learning programme.
Catering for children aged 3 ½ to 5 years old
The Explorers centre focuses on social competencies, communication and negotiation skills, making good choices and getting the children comfortable with group learning. Selwyn Kids encourages children to develop good listening skills and provides opportunities for them to express themselves in positive ways.
The curriculum at Explorers supports the development of school readiness skills, and we provide many activities to cover a wide range of interests. Activities include singing phonic songs, pencil work, caring for animals, planting the vegetable garden, self management skills and solving mathematical games and puzzles.
We have some great news here for you! We receive funding from the Ministry of Education to partly pay for the running costs and that saves you money. In addition, the Ministry of Education provides funding for up to 20 Hours ECE per week for three to five year olds.Of course the subsidy is not sufficient to meet the high quality education that we provide, so a small contribution is made by you. With your 20 hours ECE subsidy paid for, the first 20 hours of your child's kindy is free. The cost over that 20 Hours can be discussed when you enrol with us.
Yes, over 80% of our teachers are qualified in early childhood education (ECE), registered with the NZ Teachers' Council and hold first aid certificates. Plus we have wonderful team of support staff and training teachers studying for their qualifications. Teachers are also continually updating their skills through professional development and are passionate about their centres and the children.
If you are interested in our kindergarten services please complete an Enrolment Form, contact Rebecca Adams or phone Selwyn Kids on 347-9089 for more information.