Acorn Meadows Education and Childcare Limited is situated in Pakuranga Auckland. It is privately owned and operated by Susan and Mark Whitefield. Susan is the licensee of the centre and is involved in the day-to-day running of the centre as well as being a qualified teacher who teaches in the centre.
We are located in Cascades Road Pakuranga in a converted house which gives our Childcare centre a home away from home feel. We have a large playground and while we have separate areas for our Under 2 and Over 2 year olds we can join our playground and our inside areas together. We find this is beneficial for siblings who get to see each other during the day as well as being beneficial for all children who get to learn and play alongside each other.
Our Childcare centre is licensed for 35 children and our hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm. As well as caring for children for a full day we offer two sessions: morning session 8.00 am to 12.30 pm, and afternoon session 12.45 pm to 5.15 pm. We are happy to discuss with you your Childcare requirements, please see our fee structure for more information.
We provide all meals (Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and a late snack if required) and have a cook in our centre. All of our meals meet the standards of the Heart Foundation’s Healthy Heart Award and we have the Healthy Heart Gold Award for the meals that we provide. This is the highest award possible and we have been awarded this through our dedication to promote healthy eating and physical activity to all of our tamariki. Our menu has also been expertly designed by Clean Plate and we are part of the Clean Plate - Less Waste programme.
We operate an open door policy where parents, family and Whānau are welcome into our centre at anytime and we encourage parents to contribute to their child's learning portfolio’s on Educa, our Parent Portal. Parent participation sends strong positive messages to your child that you support them and are part of your child’s learning development and environment.
We pride ourselves in having loyal longstanding teachers and we have our own pool of relieving teachers so all children and whanau are familiar with our teaching staff.