The new name for Kids Connection Daycare – same beautiful centre with a new name!

Learning Adventures Airport Oaks

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Our Story

Learning Adventures Airport Oaks is a proud part of the Mangere Community. We are committed to meeting the needs of our local families.  We provide a free pick up and drop off for our 20ECE hour vacancies (subject to availability).  The Fantail Room provides Activ8 every Monday morning from 9:30-10:15am with an Activ8 coach.  Activ8is a fitness, fundamental movement and fun games session to challenge the child's cognitive thinking and physical development.

We achieved the highest possible result in our most recent ERO report. “The well-designed curriculum supports children’s overall development and learning. It provides them with appropriate opportunities to investigate, initiate their own learning and be imaginative and creative.” – ERO report 2014

ERO Report

The Education Review Office (ERO) is the New Zealand government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services. ERO’s reports are used by parents, teachers, early childhood education managers, school principals and trustees, and by government policy makers.

Early childhood services are reviewed on average once every three years. Reviews will be more frequent where the performance of a school or centre is poor and there are risks to the education and safety of the students, or less frequent where a school has a stable reporting history and demonstrates good self-review processes and use of its assessment information.

You can read our centre’s ERO review here.

Centre Information

Centre Hours:

Monday – Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday Closed

Ages Catered For:

3 Months - 6 Years

Centre Capacity:

25 in Kiwi Room (under 2 years)

25 in Pukeko Room (2 years – 3.5 years)

50 in Fantail Room (3.5 years – 6 years)

Testimonials

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  • I have 3 super active boys who attend Learning Adventures Airport Oaks & they have the best time. They all started as 1 year olds & the transitions through each room seemed so smooth. I think the quality of learning has amazed me the most. Re-telling stories, reading numbers and some letters and pronunciation are just a few of the great skills my boys have adopted which I am truly grateful.

    Jasmine

  • Enrolling with Learning Adventures Airport Oaks has been one of the best things I have ever done for my son. His development has exceeded all my expectation and he just loves to go.

    In six months I have seen him learn many new skills including games, singing, dance, drawing and painting to name a few. Also with the development skills he is learning a lot of words, how to interact with others well and follow instructions. All of the carers are warm, caring, fun loving and friendly, whilst at the same time are extremely professional. I know and feel I am leaving my son in the best possible hands.

    The design layout of the classes are great, meeting all your child’s needs or wants and the daily structures are so well planned and executed even with the changing weather my little boy seems to have a fun filled and adventurous day, every day. I always feel he is safe and well looked after. To Trudy and all the Little Kiwi team at Learning Adventures Airport Oaks I don’t know what I would do without you. Thanks

    Gaylene

  • All my children love to go to Learning Adventures Airport Oaks and are always wanting to head straight out the door first thing in the morning. The staff have always put our mind at ease and been able to challenge our children as well as having a loving environment for our children to become outgoing, independent and caring kids. Recently our eldest daughter turned 5 and two weeks into starting school the teacher said to us that her “language, story recollection, maths and alphabet skills are great and it is a credit to both her daycare and her parents”. I could say so much more but at the end of the day, I recommend Learning Adventures Airport Oaks to all that I can and I dread the day that we have to say goodbye.

    April

  • From the first phone call I was made to feel completely at ease, with all my questions being answered, we were invited to have as many visits as we needed before making a decision. It’s not an easy thing trusting someone else with the care of your precious child, but the staff at Learning Adventures Airport Oaks made it an easy transition for both my son and myself.

    One of the many things I was looking for when enrolling him was an open door policy, knowing I can check on him at any time, and having my calls answered by such friendly staff gives me peace of mind. The staff at Kid’s Connection are always happy and welcoming we are always greeted by name in the mornings along with a cheerful smile. My son has blossomed in the time he has been at Learning Adventures Airport Oaks, it amazes me all the skills and knowledge he has gained since starting there. Kid’s Connection is an amazing family orientated place and I could not be happier with the choice I’ve made, or the staff I’ve entrusted the care of my little one to.

    Jade

  • I am really pleased that I found Learning Adventures Airport Oaks for our son. He started in the under two’s classroom as I began maternity leave, and was welcomed and settled in well. He was supported extremely well through his transition to the over two’s classroom, and only two months into it, he is so comfortable it feels like he has been there much longer!

    We have really enjoyed the events put on by the centre and the welcome given to other family and friends. 

    Sarah