Further to the Governments announcement and receiving information from the Ministry of Education, Monday 23 March 2020, is the last day for all children to attend usual centre hours unless their parents are Essential Workers.
On Tuesday and Wednesday only the children of Essential Workers can attend an early childhood centre (EG Health, Police, Fire, Supermarkets, Petrol Station, Food Manufacturing and Freight). A full list of Essential Workers can be found at; https://covid19.govt.nz/government-actions/covid-19-alert-level/
We will be closed for the next 4 weeks – NO FEES will be charged for this period.
Please stay safe during this time. We will be posting photos on our Storypark and Facebook page with ideas on activities for children at home. As more information becomes available, we will keep you up to date via Storypark, email and our website.
If you need to contact the service for communication over the four week closure, please email the service at email@example.com or Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Natural Steps we believe each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world
We aim to develop a positive attitude and disposition towards learning in each and every child
Clean, spacious and well-equipped we are committed to achieving excellence in health and safety.
Jodie, parent of a gorgeous daughter
We pull up outside our centre and my daughter knows where we are. She is settled and secure here and that is due to the love and care from her teachers. I also see this in the other children in the centre. It is run and feels like a real home, which is highly appealing for parents who are leaving such young babies. We especially love the outside space as there are trees, grass, a sandpit and a safe area to play and run around. It really is special for children having the trees and flowers to look at.
Nigel & Cath Montgomery, parents of two beautiful
We particularly enjoy and respect the effort that the team makes to organise inclusive family events such as the recent wearable art exhibition which was great fun. Communications and presentations around curriculum content are also much appreciated as they help us to track the children's progress and development. We have many fond memories of our family's time at pre-school and can honestly say that it will be a sad day when our youngest "graduates" next year and we leave the Ellerslie Village family behind. We do not hesitate recommending Natural Steps to anyone wanting a professional, fun and safe environment for their little ones.
Tui, mother of an active boy
I went while I was pregnant and was welcomed into the Natural Steps family straight away, I was shown around the whole place and my partner and I both felt at home, I knew this was the place for our son.