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Little Coasties Early Learning
Little Coasties is a purpose-built childcare in Whangaparaoa. Located in Little Manly, on the beautiful Hibiscus Coast and we are open 7.30am-5.30pm, Monday – Friday.
Our centre caters for children aged 0-5yrs and holds a license for a maximum of 50 children. So, your child receives meaningful care, as well as personalised learning and development.
Your child will love the fresh ocean breezes. There’s also plenty of natural resources with space to explore. Imagine unhurried routines and individual attention in a home away from home environment.
At Little Coasties our qualified, experienced teachers are warm, welcoming and fun. They guide our tamariki to engage in challenging experiences. We treat all children with respect. Plus, we provide equal opportunities to ensure your child gets the best start in life.
Children are reflective thinkers and explorers. It enables them to be confident decision makers. By selecting their learning and play-based experiences, your child’s capabilities grow. Parents love the rich sense of community found in our little slice of paradise. The curriculum at Little Coasties reflects our philosophy for strong relationships. It values input from parents, teachers, whānau, children and our wonderful community.
Intimate Learning Experiences
Fostering Individual Wellbeing & Development
Shared Outdoor Spaces
We are very fortunate that our centre is conveniently located just a 2 minute stroll from our local beach, which has naturally become an extension of our own backyard. This shared outdoor space is a bonus for all tamariki to engage in all sorts of enriched learning experiences. Our teachers at Little Coasties are passionate about visiting the beach for regular excursions with the children. You will often see us down there carefully investigating rock pools, caring for our environment by picking up rubbish or collecting natural resources for our centre.
We introduce sustainable habits and practices to our children by encouraging them to reduce, reuse and recycle. We also keep worm farms and grow our own veges in our very own Centre garden.
Using Storypark significantly reduces the amount of paper used for forms and newsletters.
We use local suppliers and partners where possible, supporting the sustainability of businesses in our community.
We believe every little bit helps to ensure sustainability for our precious future generations!
Connecting with Nature
The natural world is a giant, open-ended learning laboratory. Children are innate scientists and love to experience the sights, scents, sounds, and textures of the outdoors.
Whether it’s growing vegetables, creating a masterpiece with dirt, twigs and sand, watch worms wriggle through the soil, gazing at clouds, jumping in puddles, listening to birds sing, smelling fresh-cut grass and collecting seeds – any outdoor learning experience is always a positive one.
We are proud to offer all of the above opportunities through our very own natural outdoor environment right here at our centre. Some key benefits to spending time outside include: Increasing involvement in physical activity, enhancing cognitive abilities, creativity and imaginative play. It also supports problem solving, improves self confidence, promotes advanced motor development including fitness, co-ordination and agility.
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we’d love to hear from you!
We understand that your child’s education & care is a priority and that choosing the right centre can be a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. Feel welcome to contact us in whichever way is most convenient for you, or visit our centre and meet our Teaching Team!