When we ask our daughter what she loves about her educator she says, cuddles, the children, reading stories, drawing, jumping at the gym… the list goes on - Parent

Wild Things is providing care and education from Tuesday 28th April 2020. Our team welcomes back families and children who are returning to their Home based educator. The key message for families remains that if you can, you should keep your child at home. You should only physically send your child to an early learning service if you need to. In order to ensure the safety of your children and our staff, Wild Things will be operating with strict enforcement of health and safety measures.

Our Wild Things Operating Procedures under Alert Level 3 has been developed in line with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education guidelines to ensure safety for all in our community. Wild Things Home Based ECE early learning settings provides low ratios and therefore a safe ‘bubble’, for your child. Our team looks forward to continuing to provide you and your child with ongoing early learning education and care and working closely together to ensure safety for all.

Why Come To Wild Things?

  • We provide education and care for children from 0-5. This means your child can develop a secure attachment with one educator in a consistent learning environment
  • We offer flexibility in hours with negotiable drop off and pick up times so whatever your commitments we can work with you
  • Your child’s usual home routines can be carried out in the educators’ home including things like sleep and meal times
  • Our home-based care works for families with children of mixed ages, for example your baby and 3 year old can be looked after together
  • Your child will enjoy a range of natural family childhood experiences like baking, playing in the garden, going for walks and outings along with joining in with playgroups and in larger group settings 
  • With low child to adult ratios (1:4) your child gets personalised attention and learning is catered to their needs 
  • We foster a child led, play based learning programme and we follow the New Zealand national early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki
  • Through the Wild Things Readiness for School programme children become capable and competent learners