Early childhood centres providing quality care and education
At Junior Junction we believe children have the right to a warm, caring, safe and fun learning environment. Through quality care and education in a setting that reflects the dual heritage of Aotearoa, we are dedicated to providing a welcoming atmosphere where children and family/whanau develop a strong sense of belonging and a collaborative partnership.
We value and respect each child's cultural background, and each child's culture is evident within our centres. We are committed to the guidelines and principles of Te Whariki, The New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum.
Learning-based day care your child will love
Junior Junction aims to provide an environment where children can develop as independent thinkers and learners. Our early childhood centres are purpose-built to offer developmentally appropriate challenges, empowering children to take risks, yet still provides a sense of security.
We provide a play based programme where children are free to explore, socialise, communicate and investigate. Each centre strives to create a learning rich environment which reflects the interests of the children in its care.
Through careful planning and review, supported by passionate, qualified and experienced teachers we believe children's learning will be enhanced and extended.
Day-to-day information about Junior Junction
Highly qualified teachers to assist early childhood development
Junior Junction operates with a minimum of 80% qualified staff, supported by an internal mentor to maintain their registration with the NZ Teachers Council. In addition, we exceed the recommended staff to child ratio for all rooms in all our centres.
We are committed to on-going training for all staff. Each member of our teaching staff holds or is in training towards a Degree or Diploma in Early Childhood Education, and all teachers are trained in CPR and First-Aid.
Staff members plan their programme around the child’s ongoing development, and prepare portfolios for each child, containing photos, observations and reﬂections.
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Childcare for the hearts and minds – the Junior Junction experience
All of our centres are warm, welcoming and inclusive and we invite prospective parents to come and visit, and observe the children as they engage in fun, stimulating, age appropriate activities.
When you enter the doors at any Junior Junction childcare centre you will smell the freshly cooked food and baking that is prepared fresh each day by our in house cooks. We design our menu around the Heart Foundation “healthy heart” requirements and each Junior Junction centre has achieved or close to achieving the gold standard certification. Junior Junction will also happily accommodate any dietary requirements of your child.
We welcome you to Junior Junction. Please feel free to come in and see our friendly staff to chat about your child's needs and desires. Take the time to relax, sit and have a coffee or tea with us in our staff room, our door is always open.