Our Locations

Red Kite Preschool consists of two privately operated childcare centres, one located in Epsom and one in Mount Albert.  

The two centres reflect the different characters of the communities they serve, but are linked together by the day to day involvement of the owners and by a strong underpinning philosophy.  We believe in mixed age groupings where we can respond to the child's developmental needs, rather than arbitrary age-based teaching segments.  We follow the Reggio philosophy of the environment as the "third teacher", after parents and teaching staff.  We hire only NZ qualified teachers and teachers in training.  Many of our teachers and families originate from overseas and we bring a strong belief in multiculturalism and inclusiveness to our teaching.

A special space for crawling babies
A special space for crawling babies

Finding and identifying treasures outdoors
Finding and identifying treasures outdoors

Our science area has plenty of resources
Our science area has plenty of resources

One room doubles as our sleep room
One room doubles as our sleep room

Good resources are key to sparking preschoolers' interests
Good resources are key to sparking preschoolers' interests

We love using natural materials
We love using natural materials

Our puzzle corner
Our puzzle corner

Lerning groups for older children help prepare for school
Lerning groups for older children help prepare for school

Children can access counting and sorting games at will
Children can access counting and sorting games at will

Looking for cicada husks on a Park Walk
Looking for cicada husks on a Park Walk

Helping look after the garden
Helping look after the garden

Experimenting with new ways to look at objects with the light table
Experimenting with new ways to look at objects with the light table