The Ridge Childcare

We believe the environment is your child’s third teacher. We have designed the centre to flow seamlessly between the different spaces to encourage your child’s natural curiosity.

Our exciting areas of discovery include a fabulous garden for outdoor play, the cosy corner book area, construction, imaginative play, resource based creative experiences, discovery area and much more. Many of these areas are developed and changed as the children discover new areas of their world.

We offer a high staff/child ratio of registered educators – over 80 percent – well above MOE requirements. We follow the national curriculum known as Te Whariki and this forms the basis of our learning and developmental programmes.


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We place huge importance on keeping you in the picture. You’ll get newsletters and information in your child’s portfolio and important updates are posted on the notice board at the door and on our website.

We have a ‘parent corner’ where you can browse through our policies, our latest ERO report and other interesting information.

You are welcome to come and have an informal chat with any of the staff or make an appointment for more formal communications.

We offer either a Part Day which is up to 6hrs (from 9am – 3pm) or a Full Day from 7.30am to 5.30pm.
Children are served a healthy lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

If you would like to enrol your child at the Ridge Childcare please print off our Ridge Enrolment Form, fill it out and bring it into the centre. Thank you.