Now offering Half Days and Short Days at our Mt Roskill/Kingsland Centre
Welcome to the website for Childsplay Unlimited
New opening hours for Kingsland Branch: 7:30 am to 6pm
We understand that for many of you this will be the first step towards finding a suitable Childcare Centre for your child.
We appreciate the importance of this decision for you, that is, ensuring that you find a safe, happy and stimulating environment to provide your child with the very best start to life.
On this website we aim to provide you with an overview of our two Centres, our philosophy and our education programme.
We have an early literacy and numeracy programme for the older children to support them in their transition to school.
We employ 80% qualified and registered teachers.
We provide nutritious and balanced meal prepared in the premises by our cook. Download Literacy & Numeracy Programme
Although we provide information for you here, we strongly encourage you to visit either, or both, of our Centres in person, as this is by far the best way to appreciate the environment we provide and the quality of our teachers.
We have flexible fee structures to suit a variety of needs so just give us a call on 09 846 8908 for the Kingsland Centre or 09 627 9041 for the Mt Roskill Centre
Childsplay Unlimited operates two Childcare Centres, one in the Mt Roskill/Lynfield area and the other in the Kingsland area.
Both Centres are purpose-built, which have the benefits of large open areas, ample natural light and practical indoor/outdoor flows.
The directors of Childsplay Unlimited are Brendan and Sophie Ryan. Their heartfelt belief is that there are 2 key aspects to the operation of a successful Childcare Centre: the right environment and the right teachers
When these aspects are at their optimum, the children benefit enormously and parents are confident that their precious children are being looked after in the best possible manner.
We provide quality care and education for children in a guided play environment.
We ensure that the child’s needs are paramount by providing a loving, understanding, accepting, respecting, warm, safe, environment in which the children can grow, share and learn under the guidance of caring and qualified staff.
At Childsplay Unlimited we believe working with children in ability groupings is the most appropriate for productive learning. Our centre uses the Ministry of Education's recommended and well researched early childhood curriculum, “Te Whaariki”, which provides guidelines for teachers providing early childhood programmes.
We recognise that each child is a unique person where their individual pattern, timing of growth, personality, learning style and family background is understood and respected.
We foster the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of the children through a balance of activity, rest, good nutrition and the provision of an ongoing educational programme.
We establish effective communication with parents, children and their whanau in a professional manner to ensure the well-being of all, at all times.
We ensure that Childsplay Unlimited is self supporting and that all Ministry of Education funding is used for the benefit of the centre and the children and staff associated with it.
Our Education Programmes
There are four foundation principles of Te Whaariki – Empowerment, Holistic Development, Family, and Community and Relationships.
The strands and goals arise from the principles and are woven around these principles in patterns that reflect the diversity of each early childhood education service. Together, the principles, strands, goals, and learning outcomes set the framework for the curriculum.
There are five key strands, these are: Well-being, Belonging, Contribution, Communication and Exploration.
We are stoked to have Theo at Childsplay. You have far exceeded our expectations with the quality of hands on care and feedback. We love the book illustrating Theo’s progress and activities and the photos and drawings he brings home. I appreciate how open you are to our concerns and facilitating solutions to improve Theo’s care and fine tuning the running of your daycare. Much gratitude
- Stephanie Young
Harper loves daycare. He has grown so much here and dances furiously! I never feel sad leaving him as I know he will have great adventures daily
- Lerena Glucina
Ellen has settled in so well at Childsplay, and loves it so much, that she sings in the car the whole way there in the mornings. Thanks so much for taking such great care of her and making her feel so welcome. We are absolutely thrilled with the fabulous staff and great facilities
- Karen McChesney
Charlie has learnt so much from his time here, it’s awesome, very friendly place for him to be
- Joe Hopkins
Lovely new centre and the teachers are great
- Lisa Baillie
Lovely environment and friendly teachers. Daniel is happy to stay here and that is what is important for me
- Irena Milovanovic
Thanks to the kind and caring environment at Childsplay Unlimited. My daughter has been able to settle in quite quickly
- Ana Kaufononga
We’re very happy our little girl Eva has settled in so well since day one at Childsplay. The staff are very tentative to Eva’s needs, very communicative through her daily reports and detailed portfolio of how Eva is progressing as well as talking direct to us. Eva is flourishing into a sociable happier girl. She loves it at Childsplay and seeing that assures us that we have picked the right childcare for her
- Aloma and Rob Butler
Since 14th this year, our precious Luna started her day care with Jenny, Jane and Kay, from 3 half days a week to full time whole week days. We are extremely happy with the centers ways of helping Luna achieve and behave. Jenny Jane and Kay are extremely helpful and approachable and have always been willing to discuss any concerns in a caring way. In summary Childs Play is an amazing centre. Luna is completely settled and developing greatly under the care of Jenny, Jane and Kay. She loves all of them, its so lovely to see Luna so happy to come to daycare. Thank you very much .
eo Zhang and and Kristine Liu
- Leo Zhang and and Kristine Liu
Childsplay Unlimited is Ekam's first childcare centre. He was not settled at the beginning as he used to cry as i dropped and picked him up. This was all new to us but the teachers were so patient and made him feel comfortable in no time. He adjusted so well and never cried after that. It was wonderful to see the changes as my biggest fear was Ekam not being able to adjust. The staff are so caring as they brief me with the happenings of the day. What Ekam has learnt at the centre we could never have taught him at home. Thank you to the staff of Childsplay Unlimited, you guys are amazing.
- Jaspreet and Sharanjit Singh
ENROLL WITH US
Depending on the Centre you wish to enroll your child in, please select the appropriate file, print off the enrolment form and either, post, email or fax it back to us.
Employment opportunities are always coming up at Childsplay Unlimited. Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced teacher, we are always on the lookout for the “right” staff that will fit into our happy team environments. Should you be interested in finding out what positions are currently available please email us your details with a covering letter and CV. All information received by us will be treated in the strictest confidence.
There is much debate regarding the merits and drawbacks of placing a child in daycare. This is hardly surprising as most decisions relating to the wellbeing and development of our children are decisions that parents weigh-up with care.
Concerns regarding the impact on the childs behavioral patterns and their longterm academic development are often a priority, yet a number of studies on the topic seem to demonstrate conflicting findings. The longest running study to date was carried out by the U.S. National Institute of Health, following more than 1300 children for over a decade. Significantly, the study showed positive results for chidren who had been placed in “high-quality childcare“, thus emphasizing the importance of selecting a daycare centre offering a very high standard of care.
Interestingly, children who spent time in high quality childcare were found to score higher on measures of academic and cognitive achievement as a teenager, compared to other groups. They were also less likely to act out in later years, than teens who were in lower-quality childcare.
Other studies assessing how daycare centres contribute to the development of children and whether it influenced them in their adolescence years showed the following advantages of quality childcare:
Children benefited hugely from the high level of interaction with other children
Children were mentally stimulated by the play time and other ‘fun’ activities that quality child care centres provide
Children learn to communicate with other children, developing their speech and early social interaction skills
Children learn to be more independent, positively impacting their personal development
Children develop Cognitive skills faster than children who do not attend good day cares
Children who attend a quality day care centre are likely to score higher in academic and cognitive achievement
Children who attend quality daycare are less likely to report behavioral problems
Parents were found to be the greatest influence on a child, completely irrespective of the type of childcare received
If you are looking to enrol your child/children in a daycare centre, be sure to give priority to finding the best childcare available in your area.
If you are a parent in Auckland, why not visit Childsplay Unlimited at either of our two branches (we are located in both Kingsland and Mt Roskill). We care for the individual needs of your child. We know that not all children are the same. We provide quality care, an outstanding facility and learning programme, a caring environment and staff who are qualified and experienced to fully care for your children.
We give children the ability to dream and find the “fun” in everything that they do at Childsplay Unlimited.
“Children are our future generation and need to be taken care of and well looked after. Choose childcare Unlimited for the best day care experience for your children”
GET IN TOUCH
ΩChildsplay Unlimited- Kingsland
6B Western Springs Road