"Hello! We are Megan and Kirsty, business partners and now owners of Nurture and Bloom Early Learning Centre.
We are both kiwi girls, born and raised in New Zealand. We are qualified teachers who have worked in the ECE sector for over 33 years combined, teaching and managing Childcare Centres.
After working together for 10 years, we started our own business mentoring teachers, and then decided it was the right time for us to start looking for a Childcare Centre of our own; a dream we had both shared for some time.
When the opportunity came along to own Life Childcare, a well-established Christian Centre, we knew it was the Centre for us. We wanted to own a Centre that provided the highest standards of quality care and education, where families would feel welcomed and at home as soon as they stepped inside, and where children are given the best possible start in life.
We are so proud of this special place, there is something different about it and we know you will feel it when you visit too."
When Megan and Kirsty aren’t at Nurture and Bloom, you will find Megan spending time with family on their lifestyle block, helping her husband Tim with his newest renovation project, brunching, catching up on much needed rest, going for walks, or attending church.
Kirsty is usually found chasing after her busy toddler, singing in the music team at church with her husband who plays bass, exploring local beaches, or enjoying a glass of wine and a good book.
Nurture and Bloom Early Learning Centre's are purpose-built early childhood centres with separate, quality rooms. These environments allow us to focus more closely on each child’s development and well-being at their given age and stage. We believe in providing the best environment to allow little learners to explore and grow both inside and outside. As part of this we have new playground areas individually designed and built with each age group in mind.
Children under 2 years old
Children aged 2-3 years old
Children aged 3-5 years old
At Nurture and Bloom Childcare, we pride ourselves in providing an easy and exciting settling in process for you and your child, babies, toddlers, preschool alike. On your first visit we welcome your child and whanau with a thorough tour of the room and introduction of the Kaiako (Teachers) and our daily routines. Your child will then be allocated to a key Kaiako (Teacher) who will spend quality time getting to know your child, their routines, interests and what best provides comfort to your child during this process. This is to ensure that we are providing a sense of belonging for your child within their new learning environment. Your child will receive a first day page showing what they enjoyed participating in throughout the day and how it went. We effectively communicate with parents and whanau throughout each settling in day to ensure that you are given information about how their settling in process is going. The settling in process is an important part of your child’s journey here at Nurture and Bloom Childcare and we aim to do this within an open and welcoming environment.
Our teachers are incredibly passionate about supporting each child’s development. The curriculum is a key part of this, which can be described as what we do in the centre that impacts on the child’s learning, development and well-being. We design individual learning experiences encompassing Te Whariki (New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum) as we incorporate our Christian Philosophy, values and principles. We teach skills and build up our tamariki’s (children’s) values, dispositions and the character of each individual child through experiences and play. We incorporate a focus on whakawhanaungatanga emphasising the value of relationships we build with our families. We work alongside you and your family as we journey together on your child’s learning journey.