Welcome to Nature's Nest

‘Where learning & discovery are nurtured by nature’

Our centre is a warm fun loving place to be where children
are treated with respect & dignity that empowers them
to work & learn alongside others and where the staff
foster & role model some traditional values & manners.

Our values

We place a high value on incorporating natural resources
& nature’s lessons into our daily life.
A place where children & whanau can grow
a deep appreciation of nature & its importance.
This means within our curriculum, sustainability
is at the forefront of our focus.
Our environment in the centre reflects the magic
of the natural world around us.

Education programme

The daily education programme provides a mix of
some structure and child initiated play. We incorporate
a comprehensive transition to school programme
in our daily routine for our preschool children.

Management & staff place a high importance to
ongoing professional development, this is a
collaborative decision to ensure the interests of
the individual & centre needs are met.

 Kia ora & Welcome to Nature’s Nest

We are a beautiful purpose built childcare centre licensed for 75 children from birth to five years old.

We place a high value on incorporating natural resources & nature’s lessons into our daily life. A place where children & whanau can grow a deep appreciation of nature & its importance. This means within our curriculum, sustainability is at the forefront of our focus. Our environment in the centre reflects the magic of the natural world around us.

Our hours of operation are:

7.15am – 5.30pm – Monday to Friday

We are only closed on public holidays.
Healthy nutritious meals are provided for the children.
We offer families full day (7.15am-5.30pm) & school time sessions (8.30am-3.30pm).

The daily education programme provides a mix of some structure & child initiated play. We incorporate a comprehensive transition to school programme in our daily routine for our preschool children. Our planning reflects this by being centered around the interests & strengths of the individual child & the centre as a whole. The planning process weaves emergent, environmental sustainability, individual learning & developmental experiences that are supported alongside a dedicated team of experienced educators.

Management & staff place a high importance to ongoing professional development, this is a collaborative decision to ensure the interests of the individual & centre needs are met.

Our centre is a warm fun loving place to be where children are treated with respect & dignity that empowers them to work & learn alongside others & where the staff foster & role model some traditional values & manners.

We look forward to the future & will ensure our centre is constantly reviewing practices & growing to meet the children’s, family & community needs.

Arnika Kennedy & Hayley Hargreaves

Natures Nest Warkworth   

Location

You will find us at:


33 Glenmore Drive

(off Woodcocks Rd) Warkworth

Ph: 09 425 0511

 

About us

Hayley Hargreaves

Company Director of Natures Nest

I was the licensee & owner of Lollipops Educare in Orewa for 7 years. Early childcare is in my blood. My mother Suzanne Hargreaves founded the Lollipops Educare franchise and was an early childhood educator for over 3 decades.

This has provided valuable insights into the importance of quality early childhood education and ignited a passion for my own professional development within this ever changing field.

As a parent of a teenage son and a young daughter, I have a good understanding of what parents face when choosing a childcare centre. I also understand the challenges of raising a child with life threatening food & environmental allergies.

My goal is to ensure that Natures Nest offers the highest standard of care available for families, in a beautiful, welcoming, nurturing environment.

Arnika Kennedy

Company Director of Natures Nest

Born & educated in the Warkworth area, I am a qualified & registered teacher. As a parent of two young children, I have a good understanding of the concerns & expectations that parents face when choosing a quality childcare centre.

I am committed to the values of teaching & the foundations of our centre philosophy, building strong ongoing relationships within our learning centre.

With this new journey, I am lucky to have the amazing support of my husband & family which is greatly appreciated.

I am looking forward to supporting our children in achieving their dreams & aspirations within the wonderful environment at Natures Nest Warkworth.

What parents say …

We are really upset at having to leave Natures Nest due to moving out of the area, it is the BEST daycare I have come across! Apart from the fantastic facilities, natural environment and stimulating daily activities, the culture is what really makes it. All the staff are caring, welcoming and knowledgable and this is a great reflection of the fantastic influence that you and Hayley must provide.

Thank you so much for providing such an awesome learning   

We are extremely grateful for the wonderful learning that has encouraged our wee princess to grow and be challenged and we don’t for one minute take for granted the warm and caring environment you provide.

Her confidence is in part due to you all providing her with the right skills to develop & explore her very unique style.

Contact us

15 + 5 =

Nature's Nest

 33 Glenmore Drive
(off Woodcocks Rd)
Warkworth
Ph: 09 425 0511