We are a rural Early Childhood Centre in Matangi, which is a lovely quiet area between Hamilton and Cambridge.
The centre is privately owned and situated on 2.5 acres with several animals including two kuni kuni pigs, rabbits, a cow, guinea pigs, chickens and a large aviary with a range of birds. The children often visit the animals and are regularly involved with feeding them.
There are also horses on the neighbouring property. So there are plenty of animals and great outdoor spaces to stimulate and interest the children. This provides them with a range of fun challenging experiences for their founding early childhood years.
Country Creche is currently licensed for 72 children overall. The centre has 3 separate buildings. Although each building is not physically connected the age groups are provided with lots of opportunities to spend time together. This aids fostering responsive relationships and interations creating a homely atmosphere.
- Under 2’s caters for 12 children aged 0 – 2 yrs
- Over 2’s caters for 28 children aged 2 – 3.5 yrs
- Pre-school caters for 32 children aged 3.5 – 5yrs (minimum attendance requirement of 2 days per week at 6.5 hrs per day)
Early Childhood Centre ERO
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