About Us

About us

Creative Garden is a purpose-built childcare centre in Waiuku dedicated to provide quality care and education to children aged 0-5 years. We aim to provide an environment where children, parents and their families feel like home and sense of belonging.

“We take pride in cultural heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand and acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Māori as tangata whenua. We respect individual identity of each child and provide an inclusive curriculum, which encompasses gender and ethnicity, diversity of ability and learning needs, family structure and values, socio-economic status and religion.

“Among the greatest of all great services is the education of children”. Our teachers are committed towards quality education and care of children to establish strong and durable foundation to the life long journey of all children.

Our Approach

Ko nga tamariki o enei ra hei rangatira mo apopo.
(Children of today are the leaders of tomorrow.)

Our Mission

He aroha whakato
He aroha puta mai
(If kindness is sown then kindness you shall receive)

Our Values

  • Commitment towards quality education & care of children
  • Integrity in all we do
  • Respect for all stakeholders
  • Open and honest communication
  • Responsive towards families/whānau and community

Our Centre

Our centre is divided in three different areas to cater for different age groups. Please read the information below about our programmes and areas.

Infant Room

Our warm, cosy and homely area caters for children aged 0-24 months where children learn to explore the world around them.

Our professional and experienced teachers develop one to one relationship with your child and ensure that each child receive quality care and attention.We provide separate play area for young children, dedicated sleep room, introduction to different play areas like music, art, construction, science, sand, water and heuristic play.Babies enjoy and benefit from social interaction, which stimulates their curiosity and helps in their brain development.

Transition is carried out to over 2’s area so that children become aware for their new environment and transition is gradual and smooth.

Toddler Room

This area caters for children aged 2-3.5 years before they are ready to go to the Preschool room.

A variety of activities are planned with children throughout the day as they learn through play and physical activities. Children also join in group mat time where teachers perform more structured activities with them. Children develop their communication and social skills, motor skills and self help skills.

Preschool Room

At the age of 3.5years children join our preschool room where they develop necessary skills for smooth transition to school.

We provide extended activities for school ready children, which helps them to develop their pencil skills, numeracy and literacy and pre reading skills. Children also learn to be more independent and responsible, which helps them in smooth transition to school.

As we know, we all learn differently, transition process into the centre, within the centre and to school is considerate to individual needs.

Our Team

At Creative Garden, we pride ourselves in the quality, experience and dedication of our staff. We provide high teacher ratio than Ministry of Education requirements to ensure that your child receive utmost care and respect.

We provide ongoing professional development for our staff to further their skills. Newly graduate teachers are supported with two-year coaching and mentoring process, which supports them to gain full registration from Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Together we share responsibility and commitment towards creating positive learning outcomes for children and making the difference in our community.

Below are the attributes of our team:
Our teachers are

  • Welcoming, supportive and respectful.
  • Qualified and experienced in the field.
  • Passionate and creative.
  • Active role models for children.
  • Committed to team success.

Why Us

When you trust someone to care for your child, you want a peace of mind knowing that you have chosen a safe and secure place where you child can play, learn and grow when you are not around.

We believe that environment is a third teacher: we pride ourselves in creating an environment that is respectful to children’s needs and where everyone feels welcome, secure and loved. We have an excellent health and safety management system in place in order to create safest and most innovative facilities. Your child will have superior level of care from qualified and experienced staff and unique opportunity to have a rich and meaningful experience in ECE.