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New childcare centre raises the bar in Beachlands

Newly opened childcare centre, Pohutukawa Kidz in Beachlands is taking early childhood education one step further by providing not only a safe and caring environment for pre-schoolers, but a place that encourages and celebrates discovery and diversity.

The purpose-built centre is co-owned and run by Auckland’s The Rainbow Group, who own a number of centres across New Zealand and abroad. Pohutukawa Kidz co-owner and manager Seema Arora says that taking a holistic approach to help children discover their potential is what drives her.

“It used to be said that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. We believe it takes a whole team. Our management team and our teachers share a passion for education and our experience in the ECE industry helps every child to achieve their potential through a healthy mix of educational and recreational activities.

“All children are capable of learning and experience tells us they learn best through experiences that enhance their self-esteem and help them to make good choices. At Pohutukawa Kidz we know our innovative teaching practices in this special place provides those experiences.”

Pohutukawa Kidz is staffed by fully qualified ECE staff, supported with experienced teachers. The Centre features its own gym - a specially designed facility where young children can get physical and recently the Rainbow Corner Group introduced a catering service.

“We have a lovely, safe and homely environment,” says Seema. “We serve healthy and nutritious vegetarian meals every day to our children. Healthy body, healthy mind.”

To celebrate its opening, Pohutukawa Kidz is offering free childcare! Every child who enrols in the Centre, no matter what age they are, will receive 25 hours’ free childcare every week for the first three months of their enrolment. After three months, the Centre will continue to offer 25 free ECE hours for three and four year-olds.

“We are committed to our community and look forward to welcoming more children and their families to our Centre.”

Pohutukawa Kidz is open Monday to Friday from 7am until 6pm.

It is located at 44 Wakelin Road, Beachlands. Phone (09) 218-7877