“A place of Nurture & Discovery”

Welcome to our Centre

At Happy Feet Richmond, we believe that as an Early Education Centre we have an important part to play in our community and a very special opportunity to positively impact young children’s lives in their early stages of development.

With a safe and nurturing environment for your child, we provide a place for children to learn, develop and grow through social interaction in an engaging environment, carefully set up by kaiako, with lots of opportunities to explore and learn.

Our centre caters for tamariki aged 0-6yrs and we are open 7.30am-5.30pm, Monday – Friday. Nestled in the heart of Richmond, we are easy to find and within a short travelling distance to town, making us a natural choice for busy parents and local families in the community.

Your child will love the well laid out learning corners at our centre, consisting of a family play area, creative art corner as well as a quiet space for reading and reflection.  There’s also plenty of natural resources with space to explore.

With the inviting smell of home cooked meals and baking, you won’t have to search very far to find our fabulous and passionate centre cook who freshly prepares all meals in the heart of our centre. We provide all enrolled children with morning-tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack. We have our weekly menu displayed in centre for parents to view and you’re always welcome to stick around to taste a little yourself!

Our teaching team is made up of passionate, experienced teachers who are warm, welcoming and naturally wonderful people. Our qualified Early Childhood Educators bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team and their special connection with our children is cherished and supported in our centre.

Teachers guide our Tamariki in learning, engaging them with fun, sensory and also challenging experiences to nurture their development.  All children are valued at their unique stage of life, respected for who they are and have equal opportunities to ensure the best possible start in life.  This special environment with a community of talented individuals, encourages the joy and wonder of learning to come alive.

“The staff at Happy Feet are amazing!! We enrolled our daughter Blake the week before I needed to head back to work. They made the settling process so easy with no issues or worries. They follow Blake’s same routine we do at home and it has become like a second family to her there. It’s so pleasing to see Blake so happy and comfortable there when I leave for work in the morning. She is so settled that when we arrive in the mornings she runs straight for the door to head outside or to Kaz and Jessie and is not untreated in saying goodbye. Thanks heaps team for looking after our B so well."

Parent Survey 2019

“As a new parent it is pretty overwhelming starting your child in daycare, but we've had such a pleasant experience. Everyone were incredibly supportive and I cannot thank the centre enough. We've settled into our new routine with so much ease and its all thanks to this incredible team!"

Parent Survey 2019

"I would just like to say how amazing this centre is and how at ease i feel leaving my children here, before at other centres they were very shy and nervous but they’ve totally come out of their shells here! Thank you girls for making our transition so easy for us all, forever grateful."

Parent Survey 2019

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We understand that your child’s education & care is a priority and that choosing the right centre can be a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. Feel welcome to contact us in whichever way is most convenient for you, or visit our centre and meet our Teaching Team!