Food for Thought and Play at KIDSpace Pakuranga
At KIDSpace childcare in Pakuranga, we are focused on providing all the great things your tamariki need to shine. We have great routines, we play outdoors, we discover art and culture, and one of our core principles is to develop healthy bodies and minds through enjoying nutritious and tasty food. New Zealand kids have got it made with all the great options we can offer at the table, we love to eat, and we love to learn where our food comes from.
Harvesting Green Fingers
We are fortunate at KIDSpace childcare to be able to grow a good-sized garden, all the children get involved with feeding the soil and planting the seeds, watching the vegetables grow, harvesting and then that all-important step – eating them! All of our produce goes to our very own kitchen, and for our Under-4’s, the fruits (or veggies) of their labour end up on their plates, prepared in ways that will appeal to your little ones.
Nourished Bodies, Nourished Minds
Here at our daycare in Pakuranga, we offer the Nourish nutrition programme that is enjoyed by tamariki at daycares across the country. This programme is designed on a seasonal basis, flexing to a lighter offering in the warmer months and offering some wonderful hearty meals through the winter and autumn. We love to work on our relationship skills at KIDSpace and the relationship we have with food can make a huge difference in our quality of life, we like to start good food habits that your child can carry forward into a bright future.
At KIDSpace Pakuranga we have our own chef on-site, so your tamariki enjoys great nutritious meals and they also get to be a part of the farm to table ideal. This means that along with helping to grow the food, learning about composting and weeding and when to pick the vegetables, your child also helps out at mealtimes at our childcare centre. We have a great functional kitchen that is set up for safety and fun, and our daycare kids love to get involved at the bench.
This means age-appropriate tasks like mixing and carrying, learning to serve themselves a fair and healthy portion and being involved in clearing up after the meal is done. We encourage tamariki to enjoy their meal together, and we promote good table manners and appropriate mealtime etiquette. Be sure to check out Saylor Mae for their range of kids silicone plates and silicone bowls with lids online.
Children from Pakuranga, Howick, Mt Wellington and East Tamaki join us here at KIDSpace Early Learning Centre Pakuranga. We cater to different dietary requirements, cultural preferences and we understand that some kids are just picky eaters! Our Nourish programme is a great start for healthy bodies and healthy minds, get in touch today to come and have a look around.