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Providing Quality Childcare Since 2012   Infants, Toddlers & Preschool   4.8 Google Rating

Face painted boy at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Childcare

About Our Educational Centres

Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centres are vibrant, well-established childcare centres for children whose parents want to give them the best start on their preschool learning centre journey.

Our early learning centres provide hundreds of young Kiwis with a stimulating, unique and natural environment within which to learn, by incorporating the Reggio Emilia approach into teaching and learning. Our children engage in experiences that they help plan and implement.

Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre has been operating childcare centres since April 2012, when they opened their first centre licensed for 25 children in Glendowie, Auckland. Then opening its Panmure centre in 2016, Mt Roskill in 2017, Hamilton in early 2020, and Howick childcare centre in late-2020. All centres have been purpose-built for children.

Meet Our Team

Nikita

Kia ora, I’m Nikita, Centre Director, and I love helping children learn and grow at our unique early learning centres.

I have extensive teaching, management and quality assurance experience, both within India and New Zealand, having moved to New Zealand with my husband and children in 2003. I have a Bachelor of Science from India and a Bachelor of Education ECE from Auckland University.

A key focus for me is working closely with our teachers, on a daily basis, to ensure we are delivering a great service to our children and parents. I am also personally involved with roll management, marketing and Ministry of Education compliance within the centres.

The concept of family is a strong part of our heritage, and our family works together to provide services to our extended family – the children and parents at our childcare centres.

So, let me introduce you to our team…

Nikita - Director at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Childcare
Raj - Director at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Childcare

Raj Kohli

Hi, I’m Raj, Centre Co-director. I look after all the centres’ financial and legal aspects.

Varun - Operations Manager at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Childcare

Varun Kohli

And I’m Varun, Operations Manager. A key focus area for me is health and safety and maintenance. The health and safety of all the children and parents attending our centres is of the utmost importance to our family.

Jawa - Centre Manager at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre Panmure

Jawa

Hi, I’m Jawa, Centre Manager at Panmure.

Kristine - Centre Manager at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre Howick

Kristine

Hi, I’m Kristine, Centre Manager at Howick.

Roshika - Centre Manager at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre Mt Roskill

Roshika

Hi, I’m Roshika, Centre Manager at Mt Roskill.

Leonie - Centre Manager at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre Hamilton

Leonie

Hi, I’m Leonie, Centre Manager at Hamilton.

Jordon - Admin Manager at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre Hamilton

Jordan

Hi, I’m Jordan, Administrator at Panmure.

Courtney - Admin Manager at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre Howick

Courtney

Hi, I’m Courtney, Administrator at Howick.

Jaya - Admin Manager at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre Mt Roskill

Jaya

Hi, I’m Jaya, Administrator at Mt Roskill.

Jordon - Admin Manager at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre Hamilton

Jordan

Hi, I’m Jordan, Administrator at Hamilton.

How do the children learn?

Although Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre uses some traditional learning strategies, our children mainly learn through the following vehicles:

Project/inquiry-based learning

Where children work on projects, often for prolonged periods, due to the unexpected direction a project can move to - including through a child’s immense inquiring mind. Projects give children the opportunity to make connections between what they know and what more can they learn about topics. Hence in its true sense, a project is considered a vehicle of learning. The centre environment strongly reflects our inspiration – The Reggio Emilia philosophy, from Reggio Emilia, Italy.

An environment that encourages learning

Our early learning centres encourage learning through the following environmental factors.

Diversity and multi-culturalism:

  • Our centres reflect broad diversity and multi-culturalism, through the children themselves and through the centres’ diverse imagery.
  • Our centres operate under the umbrella of Te Whaariki, the New Zealand early childhood curriculum.
  • Onsite chefs prepare hot and nutritious meals for the children, incorporating the various cultures of the families.

Teacher-child, child-parent and teacher-parent interactions:

  • Interactions are key to ensuring an effective learning process. Like the old proverb says – ‘It takes a village to raise a child.

Unique resources:

  • Teachers skilfully support children’s learning through meaningful experiences.
  • A special characteristic of the centres is the artefacts, recycled material and unique resources that are used throughout the learning process. Our resources encourage the centre environments to be the third teacher for the children. New Zealand’s natural richness is well utilised in day to day learning.
  • Detailed portfolios and Storypark portfolios reflect the child’s learning. Families often contribute to the child’s development through their portfolios, through open discussions and through parent evenings.

All children over 4 years of age participate in a multifaceted Transition to School program, which is designed in conjunction with the local schools.

Sessions, short days and full days are the options for enrolment available.

Come and visit one of our childcare centres and see for yourself why your child will love it

Talk to the Centre Manager, meet the team, see the natural outdoor play areas and educational rooms, learn about how we develop our programs and find out more about our unique approach to partnering with our families.

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