Our Programme

Our programme at Future Kids based on the New Zealand early childhood education curriculum called Te Whâriki.


Future Kids is committed to providing a programme that balances the interests of the child together with the aspirations of both the parents and teachers. Our programme is varied and flexible on a day to day basis, developing the curiosities of children. We offer a range of learning opportunities to engage tamariki in a well-resourced, creative and inspiring environment.


We see children as capable learners and we believe our job, is to provide the experiences and opportunities to encourage a love of learning, as well as the essential skills a child needs to be confident in their world.


Our team of qualified, experienced and knowledgeable teachers engage with your child; getting to know their interests and personalities. Through activities, experiences, group times, shared kai times and the choice between inside and outside play; we capture your child’s interest and creatively offer an environment where your child will have endless opportunities to communicate, explore and contribute, within our Future Kids Childcare community.


At the heart of our programme, we have a commitment to being kind, nurturing and caring while sharing in laughter throughout each day.


Our teachers document the children’s learning through observations which we call Learning Stories. We are passionate about sharing with you the experiences and learning that happens at Future Kids Te Rapa. This documentation can be seen within the centre, portfolios and online through a private documentation system called Educa. This documentation forms the basis of our programme planning. We aim to work in partnership with you and value the goals, aspirations and ideas you have for your child.


If you have specific goals in mind for your child, please speak to us so we can work in partnership with you in working towards these goals with your child.


Fire Room 3.5 – 6 year olds

The programme is designed to give children the vast range of experiences and opportunities to make transition to school a positive and smooth transition. We have “Galaxy Group, Fire Time” each day which offers children school like experiences. The types of learning covered in these groups are an extension of the programme in the Fire Room throughout the day, and have been designed in consultation with the new entrant teachers at in-zone schools.


If you have specific goals in mind for your child, please speak to us so we can work in partnership with you in working towards these goals with your child.


Transition to School

Partnership with schools in our zone


As your child nears school stage, they will have the opportunity to participate in weekly school visits accompanied by a teacher from the Fire Room. These school visits are an opportunity for your child to see a school environment in action. We will provide your child with an afternoon tea and lunchbox and transport. There is no charge for this experience.

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