FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS DURING OUR TOURS
Question- If my child has an allergy or a special diet, can you cater for this?
Answer – Yes our chefs are trained to cater for children with high allergies, gluten free and dairy free. Chrysalis and Magic Kingdom centres also do not serve any beef or pork and all centres are definitely a nut-free centre!
Question – How does your free transition work?
Answer – We offer two 2 hour FREE complimentary transitions as part of your enrolment. These are scheduled in as close as possible to your child’s start date so both your child and you can get to know the flow of the day and familiarise yourself with everything. We are not too strict on this transition period as some children need only 5 minutes whereas others may need all week! We will work with you FREE of charge during this important process to make this as stress free as possible for your child (and you! ☺).
Question – Can you help my Child to become toilet trained?
Answer – Yes of course we support you with toilet training your Child, as we understand this is an ongoing journey which requires respectful and consistent support between our partnership of home and centre.
Question – When can my child come back to the centre if he/she has had a fever or gastro bug?
Answer – With fever it’s 24 hours, and gastro bug it’s 48 hours in keeping with Ministry of Health guidelines and our Health and Safety Policy, caring about your child and all our other children in the centre.
Question – Do you close during school holidays?
Answer – No, we are open every day except public holidays.
Question – What is the best age / month to enrol?
Answer – We support the Ministry of Education’s policy for early participation into ECE and therefore we encourage enrolling as soon as possible, as we strongly believe that participation in our special environment boosts all our (0-5 year old) children’s social, language and resilience capabilities for later on in school and life.
REALLY USEFUL GEMS FOR PARENTS
News Articles featuring our Centres
|Jun 2022 – Radio NZ Interview about Gaia (Earth) Forest Preschool – Dr Darius Singh|
|Mar 2020 – Article about our Director – Dr Darius Singh|
|Dec 2019 – Swings and Roundabouts magazine article|
|Nov 2019 – Education Gazette Article about our Gaia (Earth) Philosophy, Principles and Practices by NZ Ministry of Education|
|Oct 2019 – Radio NZ interview about our Gaia (Earth) Education Philosophy and new Gaia (Earth) Preschool in Manurewa|
|Oct 2019 – NZ Academic to Speak at Largest Space Science Conference. Find out how we are exciting our preschoolers into Earth Sciences via our new Gaia (Earth) Education Philosophy|
|Oct 2019 – TV3 interview on the AM Show with our co-founder and director, Dr Darius Singh|
|Oct 2019 – Article featuring our new Gaia (Earth) Education Philosophy|
|Oct 2019 – Education HQ News Article about our Director, “NZ ECE science expert to address delegates at world’s largest Earth and space science conference”|
|June 2019 – Swings and Roundabouts magazine article about Chrysalis|
|Mar 2019 – Chrysalis Holds Annual Tree Lift Event for the Summer|
|Feb 2019 – Chrysalis Group of Early Childhood Centres will be Presenting at World Forum in Macao, China|
|Nov 2018 – NZ Herald – ‘Gaia-inspired’ childcare centre proposed in South Auckland|
|Nov 2018 – NZ Academic Unveils Details of World First Childcare Centre|
|Nov 2018 – Chrysalis Founders Dr. Darius Singh and Nikeeta Singh Propose “Gaia-Inspired” Pre-School in South Auckland|
|Nov 2018 – The Sector Australia: World first concept in ECEC design announced this week|
|Nov 2018 – Trends Magazine: Kiwi academic unveils details of world first concept for childcare centre|
|Nov 2018 – Announcing Chrysalis’s newest concept in Early Childhood Education|
|Aug 2018 – Chrysalis Group’s four early learning centres invite their teaching colleague’s children to spend the day in their centres during nationwide Primary Teacher’s strike|
|Jul 2018 – Chrysalis Group Enrols their 1000th Child Into Award-Winning Child Care Centres|
|Feb 2018 – Newly rennovated WOW factor centre in Tauranga – Fern Garden|
|Apr 2017 – Parenting styles and 5 love languages, Workshop at Chrysalis Childcare|
|Jul 2016 – A unique and innovative childcare centre that captures the cultural and spiritual values of this area of New Zealand|
|Jun 2016 – Childcare like you’ve never seen before – Right here in Otumoetai, Tauranga|
|May 2016 – Award-winning childcare centre in Auckland raises the benchmark|
|Jun 2015 – Magic Kingdom trials a ground breaking new Kiwi based reading programme called BudE|
|Oct 2015 – Triple Finalist for Fern Garden Preschool in Otumoetai, Tauranga|
|Aug 2014 – How Milky Way Childcare was born…|
|Mar 2014 – Finding a Way Through the Corporate Jungle Gym – A Young Mother’s Solution with Milky Way Childcare…|
|Parenting||Childcare Online – Parenting articles A-Z…|
|The Parenting Place – where to go for advice on childcare, raising preschoolers, dealing with behaviours, relationships, and generally raising great kids!! Look for their next workshop or seminar near your neighbourhood and sometimes hosted at our childcare centre…|
|The Parenting Resource – where to go for stage-by-stage, year-by-year guidance and advice from pregnancy, childcare options, baby, toddler, preschool, right through to teens…|
|The Learning Hub – everything early learning, all in one place…|
|Kiwi Families – a parenting website serving up free tips, tools and childcare advice from some of the best New Zealand parenting experts, to help grow great families. With the best competitions, special offers, behaviour advice, parent hacks, pregnancy tips, party ideas, recipes, crafting and more…|
|Plunket – support for new Mums and Families…|
|Raising Children – the ‘baby’ of Jude Dobson, a New Zealand TV presenter and producer with 25 years + experience in front of the camera and 15 years + experience behind it. Prior to a career on screen, Jude was a registered nurse in the maternity wards at National Women’s hospital on the way to becoming a midwife, before marrying and having three children of her own….|
|Strategies for Kids, Information for Parents – a nationwide network of individuals, community groups, government agencies, and workplaces..|
|Fun things for Kids||Tots to Teens – 37 awesome things to do with your child in the holidays…|
|Auckland for Kids – the best of all things in Auckland for Kids, Teens and Families…|
|Mums in Tauranga – 12 fun things to do with your toddler or preschooler in Tauranga…|
|Under 5’s – everything for your baby, toddler or preschooler from activities, kids gear, eating, clothing, gifts, health, toys, books and hot topics…|
|Ministry of Education resources||Te Whariki – The full NZ Early Childhood Education Curriculum…|
|Ministry of Education – practical information about childcare / preschool education for parents and carers…|
|Education Counts – a useful link to find childcare centres and see detailed ECE statistics across our neighbourhood and around NZ…|
|Ministry of Social Welfare resources||Subsidy rates by Work and Income NZ – a quick look up table for childcare subsidies…|
|Childcare Support by Work and Income NZ – financial support, eligibility criteria and forms to apply. Please talk to our manager too who can help you complete your application…|
|Working for Families – financial support, eligibility criteria and forms to apply. Please talk to our manager too who can help you complete your application…|
|Ministry of Health resources||Food and Nutrition Guidelines – for Healthy Infants and Toddlers (aged 0–2 years)….|
|Food and Nutrition Guidelines – for Healthy Young People (aged 2-18 years)….|
|Healthy Heart Programme – A programme partially funded by the Ministry of Health, that assists our childcare centres to create an environment promoting healthy eating and physical activity to children and their families…|
|Physical activities for Under 5’s – Movement is important from birth. Help your infant or toddler to be active, and they will learn and develop quickly….|
|Other interesting stuff||Crown Relocating (with special tips in their Kids Page) – excellent resources and tips when you need to relocate with children…|
|Early Childhood Council – a membership organisation that keeps all our child care centres up to date with the latest information, developments and teaching professional development opportunities in the NZ Early Childhood Education sector…|