Finding the right childcare for your child is no easy task! With so many different options available, it’s no wonder the choice can sometimes be overwhelming.
Choosing a childcare can become simple, as few childcare centres in east Auckland are rated in the top 5% in the country but one outstanding establishment, Rockabye, has succeeded in doing so, boosting an already rock solid reputation.
Caryn Mawkes the centre owner, and Louise Sladen the centre supervisor have worked closely alongside each other in this privately owned centre for the past decade. They are both confident that once parents set foot in Rockabye’s modern, spacious complex, meet the friendly teachers, and see the children settled, they will be rest assured their child is well cared for.
The highly qualified/experienced teachers are chosen for their individual qualities providing babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers with the best possible educational start to life.
The teachers are a professional, motivated and dedicated team who create an environment that empowers children to have hands-on learning experiences.
At Rockabye there are two classrooms dedicated for specific age groups, each offering ample opportunities for creative learning within. The bright and open indoor and outdoor spaces are big enough for little explorers to be actively engaged and to pursue their individual interests.
Rockabye’s connections with their families is paramount and the centre’s philosophy is based around trust, quality and integrity.
Louise believes “it takes a family to raise a child” and this reflects the close connections the centre has with its families, creating a feeling of an extended family – hence the name ‘the Rockabye Family’.
The centre’s communication with families is always open and honest. It has a variety of communication channels including daily diaries, individual children’s portfolios, monthly newsletters, interviews and special family day events.
With a recent visit from the “Education Review Office” (ERO); the Government body that audits all education providers in New Zealand, teachers and families are ecstatic over the latest findings emphasising that: “Rockabye is very well placed to promote positive learning outcomes for children.”
Caryn is immensely proud of this report and parents constantly voice what a wonderful influence Rockabye and the teaching teams have had on their children.
If you want your child to be part of the ‘Rockabye Family’, visit 122 Aviemore Drive, Highland Park and see for yourself this high quality centre.