Māori Language Week is an annual celebration held in the third full week of September. This year it takes place from September 13 to 19.The initiative, also...
Elim Kids places high value on parents aspirations for their child, and seeks to build strong partnerships with family. Your child will experience a fun, lively and interactive environment where their needs are met in a positive and caring manner.
Elim Kids is all about equipping children to be confident and competent learners - able to understand and relate with the world around them. We also have a strong literacy programme that has strong links to primary education, which gives our children an excellent foundation for school.
EIK has an in-house Cook who will prepare nutritious meals and snacks for your child throughout the day. Please notify our teachers if there are any foods or liquids your child is allergic to.
Bring a clearly labelled bag for your child with 2 complete changes of clothes, in summer include sunhat, during winter include warm jacket & gumboots. Each child is provided with their own locker for storage of their belongings.
Infants and Toddlers' individual sleeping routines are retained as much as possible. They sleep in cots or on sleep mats in a designated sleep-room with individualised clean bedding.
Upon enrolment at EIK, your child will be appointed a key caregiver who will be responsible for settling you and your child into the daily routines and happenings of the centre.
Please notify our teachers if your child is unwell and unable to attend. Your child should be kept home if you suspect they may be ill, especially if it is infectious. In the event that any child becomes ill while at EIK we require a parent or guardian to collect them as soon as possible.
EIK aims to keep the lines of communication between home and centre as open, regular and informative as possible. Open Partnership with parents is important to us and we value your interest and input into our programme.
We aspire to make a positive difference in the lives of all members of the learning community as we actively grow curious learners & resilient risk takers that are able to walk with confidence in an ever changing world.
"Our beautiful dude attended Elim from just before 2 years till he started school at 5. During his time at Elim, we also worked through an Autism diagnosis and through it all the teachers provided amazing tautoko - working through an individual learning plan and getting support for his learning needs from Ministries of Health and Education. I never worried about the safety of my child during his time at Elim, he was cared for and supported in his learning journey.
Malo aupito Elim! "
"Elim International Kids was Lucy’s second home for more than 3 years, she started when shes about 15 months old up to her 5th birthday. We are grateful for EIK staff and their passion with children, it shows with what each child comes home with each day. The morning devotions each morning is where Lucy learned to pray. The food provided by their inhouse "teacher chef Sarala” is like a gourmet treat for the kids every time, Lucy fancied them all. We are looked after so well even during the start of 2020 pandemic; the teachers are really awesome with activities and supporting each child and their families get through the First Lockdown. Looking back, EIK was a blessing to Lucy and bonded our family as well. It is situated right in the centre of the city and so handy which is handy with our work and church too.
All the best EIK and more blessings and power in helping littlies and their families to find their individual strengths, and help families like ours to get around and enjoying being first time preschool parents.
Grateful for Mitch, Irene, Janelle, Lucys teachers for loving and doing beyond your role and shaping kids and our family into a better version of ourselves after each day at Elim International Kids. "
"We spent happy years at Elim International day-care with our son. The centre feels like an extended family. He gets excited to go every morning! When I drop his off, he can’t wait to go play and learn with the other children! he loves all the EIK staff, The staff are very professional and extremely friendly to all children. It is a very loving daycare. I have never had a problem with any of the staff not telling me what my child has been up to during the day… they have always told me what my son has done and accomplished. I find sometimes if I’m there while a few other parents show up, the teachers get occupied talking to another parent but if you wait around and ask how your child’s day went, they’ll let you know.
The staff love what they do and will make sure your child is looked after. Every time I pick up my son, the staff are outside playing with the children. Not to mention once in a while they take the children (With your permission, of course) out for field trips. Absolutely love this daycare.Thank you to the entire EIK team for being a safe, warm, fun and educational place for our son to go every day!"
"EIK provided a safe and the best place for both of our children in their pre-school years. They both were enrolled before they turned 1 and we loved the environment EIK offered not just to the kids but to also the parents. The centre provided an amazing learning space and both our children thrived and were ready for school when they turned 5. The EIK staff are invested and very interested in the wellbeing of the kids, so if the kids got unwell or weren’t themselves, they never hesitated to give us a call and that meant a lot to us especially since we have no extended family in the country.
Between the 2 children, we’ve been part of the EIK family for 9years and though the kids are flourishing at school, we miss EIK a lot. The kids have so many wonderful memories and miss the teachers a lot. Definitely a centre we have recommended and still continue to recommend to parents exploring child care options. "