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5 Reasons to Choose Piccolini Kindergarten & Childcare Hastings

Our private kindergarten and childcare centre in Hastings is made up of friendly teachers and engaging toys, an excellent outdoor space and plenty of calming corners for some restful down time. But while a fun, safe and enriching day at our centre is our bread and butter, the team at Piccolini Hastings provides a wide range of offerings to make sure your children’s days are lives to the fullest. Here are 5 good reasons to choose Piccolini Hastings:

1. Excursions in the community

Hastings is a wonderful place for children to grow up! The teachers at our kindergarten and childcare centre love our town and we want to show our tamariki our favourite local spots. That’s why we regularly take a group of children out past our gates and into the community, walking to the local school, visiting the library and fire brigade, and even hopping on a bus to explore spots further afield in the beautiful Hastings area. Our excursions are fun-filled days where children get to discover more about where we live.

2. Healthy snacks

We believe that one of the best ways we can support our busy whanau is by helping out with the often-challenging task of preparing food. Each day, our Hastings kindergarten and childcare provides nourishing morning and afternoon tea for every child, so you can rest assured they are having a healthy snack twice a day.

Plus, we use this opportunity to get the children involved in the kitchen here at our centre: our teachers bake with the kids, which gives them the chance to work on their coordination and motor skills, their patience and independence.

3. A sense of belonging

The Hastings community means so much to us and we work every day to make sure each and every child feels a sense of belonging. We do this by celebrating everything from NZ holidays like Matariki and Waitangi to celebrating important dates from different cultures, children’s birthdays and other special days like dress up day. This instils in our children the idea that we are all one big community and helps our tamariki develop traits like empathy, compassion and self-worth.

4. Storypark app

We know how much parents want to be included in their tamariki’s daily lives. By using the Storypark app, whanau are informed of their child’s learning through regularly updated photos, videos and stories. Whether you invite grandparents, aunts and uncles or keep it just for caregivers, Storypark keeps you up to date on our Hastings kindy and childcare centre’s latest news and communications while letting you enjoy your youngster’s special moments and milestones.

5. Getting preschoolers ready for school

When it comes to our older children, there is a big yet gentle focus on preparing our soon-to-be graduates for the next step: school. Our Transition to School programme helps give them the skills they will need to make this transition easier by fostering their independence, confidence and a love of learning.

Looking for a quality kindergarten and childcare centre that goes above and beyond in Hastings? We’d love you to get in touch with the team at Piccolini Hastings or pop in for a visit and see the benefits for yourself!