Rockabye is a privately owned, purpose-built childcare centre in Highland Park, Auckland. We are within easy access of the Howick, Bucklands Beach, Pakuranga and Botany areas.
Rockabye is licensed for 50 children: Twenty 0 – 3 year olds and thirty 3 – 5 year olds. We offer full-time and part-week care. To ensure your child feels settled and at ease with us, we prefer this to be a minimum of two days per week.
Our centre is light, welcoming and cheerful, where every consideration has been taken to create an attractive, safe and stimulating environment. We have two classrooms and two large outdoor areas that are well resourced with equipment to help develop your child’s physical skills and encourage their sense of exploration and adventure.
We understand that the relationships and the environments that children experience have a direct impact on their development and learning. We also believe that quality early childhood experiences promote the development of children and will increase the opportunity for success through your child’s life.
Professional and nurturing teachers each bring their own unique skills and teaching styles to the centre. Their years of experience, coupled with excellent resources, toys and equipment, provide many opportunities for your child to explore, learn and enjoy.
Education Review Office in April 2014 rated our centre in the top 5% in New Zealand. They stated: Consistent, effective teaching practice, Children are happy and settled, with a strong sense of belonging, Children are involved in rich literacy, numeracy and science opportunities. Read more…
At Rockabye we have three core values that we aim to reflect in every aspect of our centre: trust, quality and integrity. Here’s what they mean to us.
We work hard to have strong relationships with all of our families, and we want you to feel comfortable and secure leaving your child in our care. We hope you will see Rockabye as a second home for your child, so it is important to us that you can talk to us comfortably about your needs and aspirations for your child.
We have high expectations of our team, and all of our staff members are qualified or completing their training. Parents regularly comment on the stability that our dedicated and long-standing staff provides for their child and their family.
Our centre is well resourced and we have extensive outside play areas. We aim to keep our centre clean and tidy both inside and out to provide a safe environment for your child.
Integrity to us means that we will deliver on what we promise; and this means that we want to do the best that we can for your child.
It means that we expect staff to treat you as they would wish to be treated. Our team communicates closely with parents, keeping them informed and making them feel like a vital part of our centre.