Haere mai / welcome to Moa Kids

We are a community based, not-for-profit early learning centre located in the idyllic Barnett Park in Redcliffs, Christchurch.

We welcome children from Redcliffs, Sumner, Mt Pleasant, Heathcote and beyond to our modern purpose-built centre. We are lucky enough to have large indoor and outdoor playing areas, all oriented towards an open park-view. 

Our centre in divided into two main areas: the Nursery, for children aged 0-2 and the Preschool, for children aged 2-6. Across both groups, our children are supported by fully qualified and experienced teachers. We know that the best relationships grow from respectful, responsive and reciprocal interactions between children and caregivers; so this is at the heart of what we do.

At Moa Kids, we believe in the importance of self-choice and free-play. Children are unique individuals and through the support of their teachers, and in partnership with their families, we encourage their natural curiousity about our world and their place in it. By allowing our children to explore their environment at their own pace, then extending their interests through responsive planning and teaching, we nuture their confidence as learners.

Every morning from 9.15 am, we invite our 3-4 year olds to be included in a more structured extension programme - “the Dolphin Club” - which is aimed at developing the skills necessary for a confident transition to primary education.

Please feel free to contact us or pop in to have a look around our centre and meet our friendly teaching staff. We are open from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

Our unique location inside Barnett Park, Redcliffs means there is ample safe parking for pick-up and drop-off. The fields, playgrounds and picnicing facilities available are a popular spot for centre-families to meet, connect and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings with their children after being at Moa Kids.