We thought there would be no better way to start our regular blog posts than by taking you on a journey – our journey transforming The Vines Early Learning Centre into an even more nurturing and engaging space.

Investing in Henderson’s future

When the opportunity arose to purchase and take on the running of The Vines, the decision for us was an easy one. For us, the decision to invest our time and energy into the childcare centre was not just a business move; it was an investment in our community and our children’s future. While the running of an early learning centre in Henderson is a new direction for us, our long-time commitment to the Henderson community through sports and coaching had prepared us and clearly taught us the importance of building warm and caring environments. And that’s exactly what we aim to create here.

The journey ahead may have its challenges. However, with your support and our passion for fostering a nurturing environment, we are determined to make The Vines the best childcare centre in West Auckland!

centre revamp

There’s no ‘i’ in team

From the very moment we took over The Vines Early Learning, we knew that we wanted to create a space where every child feels valued, safe, and excited to learn.

That’s why we’ve been working so closely with our amazing manager, Stephanie, our superstar administrator, Bianca,ย and our fabulous team of kaiako to ensure that the centre reflects these ideals. We want to express our gratitude to our incredible staff. Their dedication and passion for early childhood education have been instrumental in helping us shape the centre into what it is today and what it will be with your input and support. Together we’ve put our hearts and souls into renovating and refurbishing the centre to make it even more welcoming and enjoyable for your little adventurers.

daycare reno

Every little detail matters

We believe that by enhancing our facilities, we can provide an even better learning experience. So, here are just some of the changes, fixes and upgrades we’ve made so far to The Vines:

๐Ÿ  New bench tops in kitchens and resource rooms to facilitate creativity and learning through hands-on activities.

โ„๏ธ A new freezer in the kitchen to ensure your child’s meals and snacks are always fresh and delicious.

๐Ÿชต Beautiful wooden flooring in classrooms, providing a warm and natural space for learning and play.

๐ŸŒณ Replaced and installed new artificial turf in all outdoor play areas, giving your little ones a safe and fun environment to explore the great outdoors.

๐Ÿช‘ We’ve created a rest area, lunchroom, and non-contact office area for our hardworking teachers; their well-being is vital to the care they provide.

๐ŸŽจ The entire centre has been repainted, adding a fresh burst of colour and vibrancy.

๐Ÿ’ผ We’ve replaced the front desk, to welcome you with a smile and a smooth, organised experience when you visit.

๐Ÿงน Undertook a deep commercial clean to ensure cleanliness and hygiene are top-notch.

๐Ÿšช Raised classroom door handles, because safety and accessibility go hand in hand.

๐Ÿ› Replaced towels and face cloths, because we care about even the tiniest details to ensure your child’s comfort.

๐Ÿ›๏ธ Purchased waterproof sheets for preschool stretchers, so your child can nap with ease and comfort.

daycare upgrade

That’s quite a list, but we’re not stopping here

Our journey has just begun, and we’re looking forward to continuously improving and enriching the experience at The Vines Early Learning Centre. We want The Vines in Henderson to be a place where your child feels at home, where they can explore, create, and learn in a nurturing, exciting and supportive environment. As parents, we understand the trust you place in us when you bring your children to our centre, and we want to assure you that we take this responsibility to heart.

We would love your input

Our doors are always open, and we invite you to come and see the exciting changes we’ve made. If you ever have any questions or suggestions or just want to say hello, please don’t hesitate.

Our commitment to being the best childcare provider in West Auckland is unwavering. That is why we’re constantly exploring new ways to make The Vines ELC even better. We’re thrilled to be part of the wonderful Henderson community and to be a part of your children’s lives, nurturing their growth and learning.