Our Centre


WORK AND INCOME (WINZ)

Some families (Parents who are working or in training might qualify) are entitled to child-care subsidy from Work and Income New Zealand. For further information, please speak the Head Teachers or visit www.workingforfamilies.govt.nz, alternatively call 0800 774 004

It is the parent's responsibility to inform work and Income for any changes of their circumstances.

20 hours ECE

20 hours ECE is available at this centre to all children aged 3-6 years old provided the Attestation Form has been completed in full prior to the date of entitlement. 20 Hours ECE is for a maximum of 6 hours per day and up to 20 hours per week. For the hours of care that are fully attested under 20 hours ECE only optional charges may be requested. Fees are charged for the booking/attendance outside of the attested hours. If your child attends multiple services, you can only attest a maximum of 20 hours ECE across all services. @0 hours ECE subsidy ceases after 3 weeks of continuous absence and full fee will be payable unless otherwise agreed in writing prior to the event. For further details, please refer to the Ministry of Education www.education.govt.nz

Three Weeks Absence Rule

Ministry of Education regulations mean childcare providers are unable to claim funding if your child is absent for 3 consecutive weeks without a valid reason. We regret that a permanently booked space will be cancelled after 3 weeks if no other arrangements have been approved by the Centre Manager/ Head Teacher.

Frequent Absence Rule

If your child has a pattern of absence, regulations require you to sign a reconfirmation of enrolment form to maintain your booked hours. If the frequent absence pattern continues across three months consecutively, funding will cease in the fourth month and your enrolment may be cancelled.

Emergency Closure

As with other childcare facilities and private schools' full fee apply for emergency closures. Emergency closures can be due to civil defence emergencies, extreme weather conditions, non-controllable health and safety issues, interruptions to essential services or similar.

Meals

all children are provided with morning and afternoon tea. Children attending full day are provided with nutritious lunch which changes on a daily and seasonal basis. For children attending sessions or a short day with a booking over the lunch period, the option of having lunch provided is $5.00 per day. Lunch is not available for children attending afternoon session only. (Full day session means for daily enrolment of more than 8 hours) Please inform the Head Teacher if there is any food requirement for your child at enrolment.

Rest Time

Children have the opportunity to sleep after lunch in an assigned mattress. For those children who do not require a nap, they will participate in quiet activities during the rest period. Please feel free to discuss individual requirement for sleep time.

Toilet Training

our educators will help your child through the toilet training process. Please feel free to discuss it with our educators. It is recommended for your child to wear pull ups during the training period.

Nappies

Nappies are to be provided by the parents. If nappies are not provided there will be a $1.50 charge per nappy. Please provide enough nappies for at least 2 weeks if required. Please label all the nappies and we will notify you when the supply is running low.

Clothing

Please ensure that children are put on their normal clothing which will permit them to move freely, working on messy art work, engaging in sand or water play. Please clearly label your child's belongings. It is recommended that you leave a couple of set clothing in their basket.

Personal toys

please keep all personal toys at home as children will feel upset when their personal toy is broken or lost.

Supervision

Please ensure that your child is brought into the building and signed into the centre and left with an educator's supervision before you leave. Do not allow your child to open the doors or gate for you. For safety reason, this is strictly an adult's responsibility only.

Medicine

Please fill out medicine register if your child is under medication from a doctor. You will be required to sign a form authorizing staff to administer the medication. It is essential that the medicine is to be handed to a staff and NOT left in the child's bag.

Accidents

Safe play is important in the centre but accidents do happen. All of our educators are certified First Aiders and we are equipped with First Aid supplies. All accidents are recorded into an Incident Books and parents are requested to acknowledge and sign when necessary.

Emergencies

We conduct regular fire and earth quake drills. Parents are encouraged to join us whenever possible.

Sun Safety

In Kids Land, we encourage the children to wear hat and apply sun block every time they go outside. "NO Hat No OUTSIDE Play". Please bring a named sun hat for your child to leave in the centre. Please provide your own sun block if your child has any allergies or sensitivities to the sun block we have in the centre.

Portfolio

every child has a portfolio to record their learning at Kid's Land. Please feel free to view your own child's portfolio and discuss with staff about your child's learning. We value your inputs in your child learning. Parent Portal

Daily Report

Our Under twos are supplied with Daily Report. We will fill this in on a daily basis to update you on your child's day at the centre. Please also let us know more about your child by filling in the first part of the Daily Report so that we know how he/she is at home.

EXCURSIONS

the excursion will be planned as part of an extended learning experience for children based on their current interests from time to time. Parents will be informed of any outing and the intended adult to child ratio, in writing, prior to the outing. A written consent for the child going on the outing will need to be agreed prior the excursion. This consent confirms your acceptance of the stated adult: child ratio.

Minimum Adult Child ratios are:

  • When travelling by bus to specific confined location (e.g. museum) 1:4
  • When travelling on public transport (e.g. train) 1:2
  • When travelling by sea (e.g. Devonport ferry) 1:2
  • On a waling outing 1:2
  • Around water (e.g. beach) 1:1

Communication

Please feel free to talk to us by making an appointment or to leave a small note for our attention. Contact Us

Hours & Ages

  • Hours: Monday to Friday
    8:00 am to 6:00 pm
    (Flexi hour enrolment with minimum of 7 hours per day)
  • Ages: 0 years to 6 years old
  • We offer 20 hours ECE for over 3's and is WINZ approved

Contact Us


  • Phone:  09-8203346
  • Mobile:  022-1277945
  • Email:   info@kidsland.co.nz
  • Address: 162 & 164 Whitney Street,
    Blockhouse Bay,
    Auckland 0600

" We Believe "


  • Children are capable individuals
  • Children are full of potentials
  • Children should be loved and cared with respects
  • Children's cultural difference and beliefs should be acknowledged and valued
  • Children learn through exploring in a fun and safe environment.