Minnies Kai

At Minnies, we provide freshly made and cooked meals for children at our centre each day – all year round. We see this as a special opportunity that allows us to not only provide nourishing food but educate children about healthy food choices and relationships with food.

Minnies Kai – Fresh, Real & Wholesome

Our in house chef designs meals your child will love and will be part of their daily learning. With our approach to food and nutrition, your child will develop healthy eating habits and experience a delicious tasty “real food” menu. The menu includes Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea.

Mealtimes are a highly valued social occasion where our children get the chance to eat together in a positive, social and relaxed environment. You can view our menus in centre, or even request one of our menus to try with your children at home!

Excursions and Inclusions

Our children partake in excursions to places in the community which are planned due to the children’s interest, current inquiry project, a local place of interest, or community events.  We also invite people from our local community, such as local emergency service workers and a Christchurch librarian to visit the Centre to work with our children and teachers.  Our parents and family are also invited and very welcome to share their interests, culture or talents with the children and teachers.

Family events

We have regular family events throughout the year, such as a Special Person Day, Children’s Christmas Party, Matariki Celebration, Father’s Day disco and more. These events provide our families with the opportunity to meet our other wonderful families, connect with the teachers, and spend time with your child in their special place!

Portfolios and Storypark

We use an awesome app called Storypark, which allows whānau to follow their child’s early learning journey and to ensure you don’t miss out on important centre communications.

Photos, videos and audio capture your child’s learning so you never miss a treasured moment again. You and your family can also feel more engaged in your child’s development, and you decide who you would like to invite to experience your childs learning journey with you. A perfect way to share those special moments with loved ones down the line or overseas.

Although we love to use Storypark as an online platform to communicate with parents, we also use paper portfolios for each child.

Children enjoy finding their paper portfolio and reflecting on their past activities at the centre. It is a fantastic way for children to engage in self-recognition and reflect on their personal development, as well as being a treasured keepsake for their 21st Birthday.

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We understand that your child’s education & care is a priority and that choosing the right centre can be a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. Feel welcome to contact us in whichever way is most convenient for you, or visit our centre and meet our

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2021 Enrolment Special
Enrol with us before February 15th 2021 &
receive 4 weeks free.
Ages 0-2yrs.