About Us

Whenuakite Country Kids was opened in July 2002 as a licensed and chartered non profit Community owned centre, so all profits return to the centre.

Country Kids is a spacious, rural and well resourced environment with a higher than normal teacher/child ratio. 

Situated opposite Whenuakite School on State Highway 25, 15 kms north of Tairua & 30 kms south of Whitianga.

Country Kids is licensed for 35 children, ages from birth to age 6 and has separate areas for Preschool, Infants and Toddlers.

  • Country Kids is open 5 days per week from 8am-4pm (excluding public holidays). School holidays; Te
  • We provide a safe and challenging environment that promotes children’s individual interests and
  • Whenuakite Country Kids is a rural centre that believes in developing strong and ongoing relationshi
  • Our teaching team value an environment where all children feel safe and confident to initiate their
  • Our room provides a sense of belonging which creates a calm, safe environment which enables us to me
  • Whenuakite Country Kids is a licensed and chartered Early Childhood Education Centre and an Incorpor
  • At Whenuakite Country Kids the staff have been chosen for their natural ability and skill with young
  • When you arrive at Country Kids, a teacher will greet you and your child and help your child settle
  • Children are ready for a rest after they have spent a busy morning doing exciting educational activi
  • This is a natural process that all children go through at different ages. Teachers will work with pa
  • We believe in encouraging the children to use acceptable ways of solving disputes. The use of positi
  • Your child is going to be very busy painting, dancing, doing indoor activities, eating and playing o
  • In summer (term 4 and term 1) it is our policy to wear a sun hat when outdoors. Please ensure that y
  • At Whenuakite Country Kids we have a wide range of exciting and educational toys for your child to i
  • Birthdays are a time for us to celebrate with your child. At the centre we celebrate birthdays by al
  • Children are very active so really look forward to meal times. Please send along a packed lunch incl
  • When your child is under medication from a doctor, details must be written in the Medication Registe
  • When enrolling your child you are required to show your child's immunisation records. We encourage b
  • Due to the risk of infection we are unable to take care of sick children. You will need to keep you
  • Accidents do happen and we are prepared. At all times there is a certificated First Aid teacher at t
  • Please advise the Administrator if you change address, email or phone number. This is important in e
  • The centre publishes a weekly newsletter and a copy will be emailed or placed in your child's pocket
  • Unlabelled items of clothing will be placed in the lost property box, please check this regularly. T
  • If your child wears nappies, please supply an adequate amount of disposable nappies.
  • If you have any queries or suggestions, please speak to the Centre Supervisor; Andie Goodman. If you

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