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Mayfield Kindergarten is one of seven kindergartens owned by the Marlborough Kindergarten Association, a not-for-profit organisation.
It is a new attractive purpose-built early childhood centre for 40 children five mornings a week with 20 of these children staying for the afternoon on three days of the week. Children range in age from 2 years 10 months to 5 years.
Open: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:45am -12:45. The 20 youngest children leave and 20 children stay on until 2:45pm. Wednesdays and Fridays 8:45am - 1pm. Closed Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Closed during school holidays.
Minimum and Maximum Hours of Enrolment: The minimum number of hours a child can attend is 4 hours and the maximum is 26 ½ hours a week.
Children with Disabilities: A ramp provides easy access to the kindergarten building. The Kindergarten is an open plan building and has a disabled toilet and shower.
Children with Medical Conditions: There are policies and procedures in place to allow teachers to administer medication. Specialist services are accessed when a child with high needs requires this.
Gifted and Talented Children: Further individual extension is encouraged and planned for. Mayfield Kindergarten offers resources outside of the everyday curriculum when required for children (e.g. reading books, research using the Internet and field trips).
Children with Special Learning Needs: For children with special learning needs Mayfield Kindergarten accesses the Ministry of Education Special Educational Services. Once a week the Kindergarten has a qualified early childhood teacher/ Child Psycho Therapist work one-on-one with children requiring extra support. She provides teaching staff with working strategies to help extend and support children’s needs.
Staff Gender: All staff are women.
Languages Spoken by Staff Fluently: English
- Bachelor of Education Degree
- Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Degree
- Free Kindergarten Union Diploma
- Child Psychotherapy
Parent Say: Mayfield Kindergarten is operated by the Marlborough Kindergarten Association. Parents have a say in the running of the kindergarten through regular consultation, meetings, and parents form the kindergarten's Board of Trustees.
Grouping Practices: Younger and older children mix freely.
Features Mayfield Kindergarten Say They Are Proud Of:
The service is free, at no cost to parents, and provides parents with flexible morning/morning and afternoon hours.
2. Our Children
Our children are very physically competent and good risk takers due to the large play space and challenging equipment and experiences we provide. People have commented that our children are very sociable readily talking to people who come into Kindergarten, asking questions and telling others about what they can do.
3. The Indoor Environment
We are the proud owners of a brand new Kindergarten building. Solar tubes throughout the play space provide natural light. A open plan play space with great outdoor flow through ranch sliders onto a large covered veranda. We also have a parent room for meetings and where parents can sit and have a cup of coffee, we run weekly Parent Hub get together here.
3. The Outdoor Environment
We have a very large playground with a lot of free running space, mature trees, wilderness area and a mixture of fixed and movable equipment. At present we are re-developing our playground after the removal of our old Kindergarten.