Welcome to Omokoroa Pre-School. The aim of this page is to familiarise you with aspects of our centre and we encourage you to share in the care and education of your child/ren during their time with us.
Our Pre School Exists to provide quality education and care for all pre-school children
The programme acknowledges our dual cultural heritage with the Treaty of Waitangi and a multi cultural aspect to our teaching environment. A warm, welcoming, supportive environment that encourages a partnership with parents and family/whanau so they feel secure in the knowledge that their children are happy and well cared for as they pursue their tasks. Our Early Childcare Centre has two separate rooms: Infants and Toddlers Room 0 – 2 then our Pre School Room for 2 – 5 years. Each room has been designed to best meet the needs of children at their different ages and developmental stages. Each room has its own sleep area, and inside and outside play areas. Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea are all provided.
What makes us different from Home Based Care?
Our indoor and outdoor environment is designed and build specifically to meet a child’s needs. All our staff are qualified with a Bachelor of ECE Education and our low ratios of 1-3 under twos and 1-5 over twos enable us to provide quality care at a personal level. We work with parents to ensure we provide a nurturing and educational programme where children are confident and competent life-long learners.
We encourage parents to read the notice board and any newsletters which will be displayed on Educa (our online portfolio), as this is our way of keeping you in touch with what is happening at our centre. Please feel free to talk to the teachers at any time about your child and their interest. We value the relationship with you as parents/whanau and respect the privilege of working with your child/ren. We look forward to developing strong reciprocal relationships with you and to contributing to your child’s development and learning.
Hours & Fees
Monday to Friday, 07.00am to 6.00pm (please do not arrive before 7.00 am or after 6.00 pm due to licensing requirements). Closed only on public holidays
Fees will be charged at the standard rate for any pre-booked session if your child/ren does not attend. If you give 5 days’ notice of absence. a half fee retainer will be charged. Absences and sick days are charged at normal rates. No charges are made for public holidays. Two weeks’ notice is required to terminate care. Invoices are emailed out to parents at the start of each week. Please pay your account weekly. Direct credit, automatic payments or internet banking are payment options, please ask the manager. Please note that outstanding fees will be given to Bay Corp with added fees incurred.
Child Care Subsidies
These may be available to you depending on your income level and the size of your family. Please ask for details. Or y can look at the winz website: www.workandincome.govt.nz
20 Hours ECE
All children between the ages of 3 & 4 years are eligible for the 20 hrs free. This is up to 6 hours per day. Every hour over and above is charged at $6.00 per hour up till 30 hrs then will go into full time rate for 20hr children.
If your child is not enrolled full time by prior arrangement, the child may be able to have a casual day depending on the vacancies for the chosen day.
Morning tea, a cooked lunch and afternoon tea are all provided and cooked daily by our amazing chef. Weekly menus are displayed in the kitchen.