Learning Links – Sanday St, Palmerston, Otago
Learning Links - Hector Drive
Here at Learning Links Childcare Centre we firmly believe in providing for a well-rounded, healthy environment for our children to nurture, grow and empower into the leaders of the future.
Our learning philosophy is based on the three important elements:
- Learning through activities and playing
- Keeping children emotionally fit and healthy
- Educating & growing with our Children in a sustainable environment
Through our learning priorities, here at Learning Links Childcare, our team are driven to provide the best possible care for children of all ages from babies, toddlers all the way to preschool and up to 5 years old. We ensure that our children at the day care centre have access to a fun-filled, an educative atmosphere.
Why choose Learning Links (Early Childhood Education Centre)?
- With over 20 years of experience in the childcare industry, we as parents understand how important those early years are for development.
- Plenty of up to date and also refreshed resources encouraging learning, exploration and freedom both indoors and outdoors.
- Our teaching team ratios are Considerably higher than Ministry of Education requirements, providing and leading to positive socio-emotional behaviors within our children.
- A strong foundation for our future learning.
Ratio: Babies 1:3, Toddlers 1:3, Preschool 1:8
Through the years and a structured curriculum, Learning Links have helped thousands of children discover a positive and individual self-identity whilst building self-esteem and confidence. Our teachers focus on both social and emotional wellbeing of our children. The program is led and inspired by our Tamariki as per their individual learning journeys.
Are you looking for Child Care Center / Daycare Center in Palmerston?
If you are looking for a kindergarten or an early education centre in Palmerston, Otago, we welcome you to visit us here at Learning Links. One of our team members will be more than happy to coordinate a visit and showcase our program and our wonderful premises We are looking forward to welcoming your family.
Some of our latest adventures!
Forest Programme (At Learning Links Hector Drive)
Connecting children to nature is something we are passionate about at Learning Links Hector. An enriching programme like this certainly isn’t something that was decided one day and began the next – it has taken a lot of preparation, consideration and dedication.
Well today, our passion became a reality! The group headed off on their expedition within our local community. They began this weekly ritual with a forest karakia and a willingness to explore and test their limits in the dense bush. We are very proud that our tamariki showed such respect for the beautiful forest and its creatures and this will be something that they will remember for many years to come – a huge thank you to our Kaiako, Rebekah and Ana for bringing our programme to life today everyone should have a good sleep tonight!
Our tamariki are becoming increasingly confident and familiar with the forest. They have already gained a strong sense of direction and able to show their kaiako which way could lead us to the destination.
They were lucky to find and try some kawakawa, which we learnt that the leaves can be made into medication that helps our digestive system. We even brought some back to our centre for our friends to try as herbal tea.
No doubt, the muddy puddles was the favourite. It was such fun for each of us to get wet, get muddy and be engaged with nature! We are also amazed to see the growing resilience of our children when they slipped into mud, when they got dirty and when they were in dilemma. They were determined to take risks and challenge themselves, physically and emotionally!
It was equally impressive to notice how tamariki cared for each other and helped their peers out of a challenging situation, they were demonstrating their growing social competence and caring nature in their bush play! We highly recommend getting out into nature - the children will surprise you!
As we continue to connect locally, to our Rototuna area, we discovered Rototuna means "lake of eels". In Pre-European times, our area had a lake named Tunawhakapeke. The lake and surrounding swamps had an abundance of tuna resources. As a result of our new knowledge the tamariki are discovering where the tuna like to live now and what they like to eat! Trying to coax them out of their hiding places, the children have been patiently dangling some food for them and to hopefully catch a glimpse soon!
Ratios: Infants 1:4, Toddlers 1:6, Preschool 1:8
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm
Address: 15 Sanday St, Palmerston Otago
Phone Number: 03 465 1714
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2020 Enrolment Fees
UNDER 3 YEARS OR OVER 3 YEARS NOT TAKING UP 20 HOURS
First 10 hours a week $5.90 hour, then from 10 hours up to 30 hours is free, after 30 hours $5.90 hour
730am-1230pm or 1230pm-530pm All days Monday to Friday (25 hours) all free of charge
UNDER 3 YEARS OR OVER 3 YEARS NOT TAKING UP 20 HOURS
Between 1 and 30 hours a week FREE. Each additional hour after 30 hours is $5.90
Learning Links operates as a full day service and does not offer short days or sessions; Our fees include high quality teacher ratios above Ministry of Education Standards; Minimum enrolment is two days per week; A deposit equal to one week of your booked hours will be due upon enrolment to confirm your place; Two weeks notice is required when terminating enrolment; 10% discount is applicable to your eldest child’s fees if you have two or more children attending Learning Links; Nappies, food and formula are not provided. To be read in conjunction with the Fee Policy. Fees effective from 1 October 2018.