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Kidz@Wintec

At Kidz@Wintec, we believe children learn and develop best when their individual needs are met while having fun in a positive, nurturing environment.

We offer a high quality, stimulating environment which is open and caring for children, their families and whānau. We see children as capable, competent learners, and Te Whāriki is the curriculum used to guide our practice through a play-based approach. Come and visit us to see for yourself!

Staff

Kidz@Wintec employs staff with a range of qualifications and skills. A number of our staff are certified teachers and all staff hold current first aid certificates. We support staff in training to become early childhood education teachers.

We have one staff member to every four children under two and one staff member to eight children aged over two.

We can take up to 20 infant and toddlers under two and up to 39 children aged over two.

We are licensed and chartered by the Ministry of Education.

Facilities

  • Two separate areas: one for infants and toddlers and one for young children
  • Morning and afternoon tea is provided (children will need to bring their own lunches)
  • Inside and outside play areas are available for most of the day
  • We have five-minute parking by the entrance for arrivals and departures to and from the centre.

Bookings

The centre does have a waiting list for places. You should contact us early and fill out a waiting list form so that you are on the list for when a place becomes available.

If we have a place available, you must complete an enrolment form. Please allow half an hour to do this.

The cost

It costs $5.25 per hour for students and $5.50 for others per child at Kidz@Wintec.

You may be entitled to a Work and Income NZ (WINZ) subsidy to help with the cost of childcare. Subsidies vary depending on your situation. Speak to WINZ directly about your options.

Additionally, the Government provides 20 hours of free ECE per week to all children over three years of age (please note there are some conditions to this).

Hours

  • 7.30 am to 5.15 pm Monday to Friday

Visit us

Find us at the Hamilton City Campus, Gate 3, Tristram Street - drive around the loop road, and we are on your right as you approach the campus exit.

For more information, please phone: 07 834 8812 or email the Kidz@Wintec manager, Doreen Frame doreen.frame@wintec.ac.nz.

Please note: This information is subject to change from time to time. Please check with the Centre Manager to confirm booking details.