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0-5 years

7:30am-5:30pm Monday to Friday

841 Whangaparaoa Road, Auckland, New Zealand

An Intimate Early Learning Centre

A Nutritious Children’s Menu

An Inclusive and Responsive Curriculum

Little Coasties is a purpose-built childcare in Whangaparaoa. Located in Little Manly, on the beautiful Hibiscus Coast, Auckland 


Our centre caters for children aged 0-5yrs and holds a license for a maximum of 50 children. So, your child receives meaningful care, as well as personalised learning and development. 


We are open 7.30am-5.30pm, Monday - Friday 

 

Your child will love the fresh ocean breezes. There's also plenty of natural resources with space to explore. Imagine unhurried routines and individual attention in a home away from home environment.


At Little Coasties our qualified, experienced teachers are warm, welcoming and fun. They guide our tamariki to engage in challenging experiences. We treat all children with respect. Plus, we provide equal opportunities to ensure your child gets the best start in life.

 

Children are reflective thinkers and explorers. It enables them to be confident decision makers. By selecting their learning and play-based experiences, your child's capabilities grow. 


Parents love the rich sense of community found in our little slice of

paradise. The curriculum at Little Coasties reflects our philosophy for strong relationships. It values input from parents, teachers, whānau, children and our wonderful community.



Reserve your place now at Little Coasties.

About Little Coasties ECE

You are your child’s first and most important teacher. Parents’ know their children best and how long it will take to settle them into a new environment.


At Little Coasties, we have an open door policy. We encourage you to visit the centre to see your child as often as you want and whenever you wish.


30 minutes to 1 hour with you in centre.

20 minutes in the centre with you, followed by 20 minutes without you, your child is in our responsible care. You will need to sign them in and return all your completed enrolment forms. But, you will also need to remain in the centre. We have coffee and tea available while you wait!

1 hour in the centre without you. As with visit 2, your child is in our responsible care. You will need to sign your child in and ensure all of your enrolment forms are complete and returned to us before you leave.

To start your child's enrolment process, you receive our Little Coasties’ enrolment pack. It includes:

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Call us on:

09 777 6017
027 287 8724

Sail on in to:

841 Whangaparaoa Road, Little Manly, Hibiscus Coast, 0930 

"Have you heard of our introduction transition plan?"

Before your child joins us, we also encourage short pre-visits to help them adjust.

"Little Coasties’ Recommended Pre-visit Plan"

  • A parent information booklet
  • An enrolment form
  • Information about your child's fee’s
  • More information about your child
  • A copy of our most pertinent centre policies to be aware of

If your child’s room is booked out, they’ll go on our waiting list.


Don’t delay, our rooms fill quickly.


Got questions?

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Our Enrolment Process

Settling visits will commence approximately 2 weeks before your child's start date.

As the saying goes, the early bird catches the worm. Our rooms at Little Coasties fill up fast. Be quick to 

book your tour, request and return your enrolment forms.

If your preferred room is fully booked, we’ll add your child to our waiting list.


At Little Coasties Early Learning Centre, we offer competitive daycare rates for exceptional personalised care and early learning. Some families may be eligible for government funded free hours. Contact us to discuss.

We’re open Monday - Friday, 7.30am-5.30pm all year round. Our daycare is closed on statutory days only.

If your child is aged 0-5 years and is in attendance, our open door policy applies.

Little Coasties ECE offers a government approved ECE programme. Children aged 3-5 may be eligible for up to 6 hours care a day with a total of 20 Hours ECE per week. 

Waiting List

20 Hours ECE

Opening Hours

Fees

Are you entitled to government subsidies?


Make sure you check your eligibility when you enrol. If you need extra hours on top of 20 Hours ECE, the childcare subsidy may still be available for your child.


If you have children aged 0-3 years, you may be eligible for a 9 hour income tested subsidy from WINZ. 


In addition, if all the adults in your household are employed or studying and they earn less than the thresholds, you could be entitled to additional subsidised hours from WINZ.


Read more about your eligibility for subsidies on the Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Education and WINZ websites:

Childcare Subsidies & WINZ

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Shared Outdoor Spaces

Your child will love exploring our backyard beach. This shared outdoor space is a bonus for toddlers and preschoolers to engage in tuakana-teina relationships.

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Thoughtful Transitions

Our large covered deck extends our indoor space. It promotes collaboration between our older rooms. Your child can engage in developmentally appropriate play-based learning attuned for their individual needs.

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At Little Coasties we affirm and support the concept of ako. Our outdoor and indoor environments are carefully designed to promote relationships and interaction with peers, teachers, tasks, and resources.

Book your tour of Little Coasties today.

Carefully Designed Environments

"Highly recommend Little Coasties!!! Such a beautiful looking centre with friendly staff. My little one has settled in nicely 😊"

Lesh Doak

January 2018

"Little Coasties 🐳 is beautifully & practically designed, amazing ratios, great resources, delicious healthy food and of course wonderful caring teachers. My 4year old daughter has a great day. I am so glad another small ECE centre opened on the coast. High quality care as it should be for our little people, I highly recommend ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Aimee Bland

January 2018

"So happy we chose Little Coasties, the centre is beautiful and practical and my son has really benefited from having such a supportive team to help him settle in. He loves telling us about the fun he has and the yummy food!"

Amanda Buhr

February  2018

Stacey Jayne Nel

"Our daughter has settled in so well and loves the team at LC! It's a good feeling when you drop your little one off and know that they are happy and content and well looked after."

January 2018

What Our Parents Say

What’s Included In Our Centre Fees?

How does our lovely cook design nutritious cooked meals every day?


Promoting and protecting your child's health and wellbeing is critical. Our cook personally designs and manages a well-balanced menu to ensure your child receives the nutrition they need at appropriate times.


Each season, our menu is changed to suit the weather. We also want to make the most of delicious, seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables.

So your child tastes a variety of meals, our menu is on a 4-week rotation. 


Curious about what your child is eating? Ask us for a copy of today's menu.

A Nutritious Balanced Menu

At Little Coasties, our centre is located just moments away from one of our many local beaches – sometimes we can even hear the waves crashing as they roll into the shore! 

Growing up surrounded by beautiful beaches is something we hold close to our hearts on the Hibiscus Coast so from time to time our teachers have the opportunity to take the children at Little Coasties on excursions to explore, learn and play in a natural environment. Please feel welcome to speak with one of our lovely teachers to learn more about this excursion within our community, we are more than happy to provide you with further information!

Extra-curricular Activities

At Little Coasties, we use an awesome app called Storypark. It helps Whanau to follow the child's early learning journey.


Photos, videos and audio capture your child's learning. Never miss a treasured moment again. You and your family can also feel more engaged in your child's development. We only share stories with those you approve.

 

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


Children enjoy finding their paper portfolio and reflecting on their past activities at Little Coasties. It is a fantastic way for children to engage in self-recognition and reflect on their personal development.

Click below to learn more about Storypark.

Storypark & Paper Portfolios

When you enrol your child with us at Little Coasties, we will provide your little one with a wet bag and sun hat during Summer. 


If your child is aged 0-12 months, we will also provide you with a communication journal so our teachers in the Nursery can keep you updated with daily information about your childs day.

Wet Bag, Sun Hat and a Communication Journal

In the babies room, we provide a nurturing and caring ‘home away from home’ environment...

Toddlers are curious beings, making their mark on the world and navigating their way...

Our Preschool room enables smooth transitions by weaving school practices...

We believe in building a foundation for children to transition to school as confident, capable learners....

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Transition to
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Early Childhood Education For Tamariki 0-5 Years

We’re located just a short walk away from the beach.

P: 09 777 6017       M: 027 287 8724

841 Whangaparaoa Road, Little Manly, Hibiscus Coast, 0930

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A. No, the parent supplies all nappies and infant formula. Our centre provides all food and water, wipes and sunscreen.

A. We’re open Monday to Friday, 7.30am-5.30pm.

A. Yes, every day our onsite cook prepares balanced and nutritious meals for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. At Little Coasties we follow the recommended guidelines by the healthy heart foundation and ensure a variety of choices. Our cook has a food safety certificate and we always comply with the regulations of the Food Act 2014.

A. Little Coasties offer all 3-5 year olds 20 Hours ECE. We also include optional charges to ensure the delivery of a high quality programme. 


For general pricing of all age groups, call us on 09 777 6017 or pop in to collect an enrolment pack at 841 Whangaparaoa Road, Little Manly, Hibiscus Coast.


A. We have a recommended pre-visit plan that encourages three short pre-visits to help you and your child transition to our centre.


A. Yes, we are open all year, including the Christmas/New Year period for your convenience. We’re closed statutory days only.

A. We are licensed for a maximum of 50 children, with 10 of them being between 0-2 years. We have three beautiful purpose built rooms with cosy spaces carefully designed to maximise interaction, curiosity and play-based learning.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do you supply Nappies and Infant Formula?

Q. What hours are you open?

Q. How much does it cost?

Q. Do you provide food?

Q. How many children are you licensed for?

Q. What is the settling process?

Q. Are you open all year round?

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We love watching our tamariki grow. To enable their best start in life, it’s important for you to book a tour now. Don’t miss out. 

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"Highly recommend Little Coasties!!! Such a beautiful looking centre with friendly staff. My little one has settled in nicely 😊"

Lesh Doak

January 2019

"Little Coasties 🐳 is beautifully & practically designed, amazing ratios, great resources, delicious healthy food and of course wonderful caring teachers. My 4year old daughter has a great day. I am so glad another small ECE centre opened on the coast. High quality care as it should be for our little people, I highly recommend ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Aimee Bland

January 2019

Stacey Jayne Nel

"Our daughter has settled in so well and loves the team at LC! It's a good feeling when you drop your little one off and know that they are happy and content and well looked after."

January 2019

"So happy we chose Little Coasties, the centre is beautiful and practical and my son has really benefited from having such a supportive team to help him settle in. He loves telling us about the fun he has and the yummy food!"

Amanda Buhr

February  2019

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