Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre – BOOK A TOUR

Howick Childcare, Auckland

Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre and Educational Childcare in Howick

Providing Quality Childcare in Howick Since 2020   Infants, Toddlers & Preschool   4.8 Google Rating

Playground at Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre childcare in Howick, Auckland

About Our Howick Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre

Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre in Howick is a family-owned purpose-built centre located in the heart of Howick, Auckland. We are licensed for 102 children 0-5 years of age and offer a natural holistic environment with excellent teacher-child ratios.

We have three rooms: – Manuka (infants room), Kowhai (toddlers room) and Pohutukawa (preschool room) that make up our dynamic centre. Our beautiful centre is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach with a culture of respect at the core of our practices.

Come by for a visit and see what our centre can offer you and your family. Our passionate team of kaiako (teachers) would love to meet you and your little one!

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


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

Melania Jurgens at BBELC - Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre Howick


Hi, I’m Melania, Administrator at Howick.

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


Hi, I’m Jawa, Area Manager, Auckland

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


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Our Manuka (Infants 0-2 years) Room and Environment

Nestled inside Bright Beginnings, Howick is the Manuka room. A special place for our precious under 2’s. A room filled with the pitter patter of busy babies inquiring into their curiosities to make their own discoveries and learn through play. The kaiako (teachers) keep a close watch to guide when they must.

The Manuka room is a second home for our tamariki (children) as we ensure to follow their rhythms and routines they have at home. Our Manuka room is licensed for up to 20 babies who are assigned a key educator upon enrolment to help them settle into their new learning environment.

Infants Manuka Room at Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre childcare in Howick, Auckland

Our Kowhai (Toddlers 2-3 years) Room and Environment

The aim of Kowhai Room is to provide a safe and comfortable environment where our little ones can feel “at home” and we value their “toddler moments”. We are licensed for up to 90 children in our over 2’s area. There are 90 children split between the Kowhai and Pohutukawa rooms who work closely together to monitor, teach and nurture each child in our care.

We believe the toddler age-group is the period that children are developing their identities as autonomous learners through rapidly building their physical, social, cognitive and language capacities. They need many opportunities to engage in rich and rewarding learning experiences with people, places and things.

Therefore, in Kowhai Room we will design our curriculum with a monthly inquiry based on our children’s emerging interests and learning needs, which provides opportunities for individual exploration, as well as engagement with peers in experiences that extend their learning and foster creativity.

Our Pohutukawa (Pre-schoolers (3+ years) Room and Environment

In the Pohutukawa Room we get our tamariki (children) ready for the next step in their learning journey; the transition into school. Children join our room at the age of 3.5 years and get to strengthen and build on core learning dispositions such as independence, self-regulation, self-expression, curiosity, responsibility, and many more that will help them in their smooth transition to school and the primary years.

Throughout the year, we embark and explore various long and short-term projects that derive from our tamariki interests, being their own creators and leaders within their own learning. We work closely with Kowhai room kaiako (teachers) and children, allowing us to create a strong bond with toddlers prior to them joining the Preschool room, and supporting their transition between classes.

Infants Manuka Room at Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre childcare in Howick, Auckland

Glimpses of our Howick Childcare Centre

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.

Contact our Howick Centre

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Do you have any questions about our Howick Centre in Auckland, we’d be more than happy to help.

Open Mon to Fri from 7am to 6pm

Give Us A Call​​

09 533 0022

Our Address

110 Ridge Road, Howick, Auckland

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