Barbara’s Place is a small well established Early Childhood Centre that has been in Remuera since 1989. It is licensed for 35 children. Barbara’s Place has a respectful, calm, caring atmosphere where mutual learning is highly valued, and everyone has a special place.

Barbara Hale opened ‘Barbara’s Place’ in 1989. It has always been an Early Childhood Centre in which “the children come first”. Barbara has become a highly respected advocate for high quality Early Childhood Education within New Zealand.

Contact

admin@barbarasplace.co.nz Need to contact us? Send us a email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Address

127 Remuera Road, Auckland Drop in for a visit.

Testimonials

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Our Staff

We are committed to having the best possible outcomes for children, their families and the teaching team.

Our Children

It is important for each child to feel truly valued and respected, with a good sense of belonging, so that they can continue to play and unfold in their own unique way.

Philosophy

The basis of the philosophy at Barbara’s Place is respect.

Our Children

Younger Ones
3 months to 3 years

We aim to create an environment in which children feel relaxed, comfortable and free to explore. We want every child to feel truly valued, accepted and able to be ‘themselves’.

Older Children
2 to 5 years

It is important for each child to feel truly valued and respected, with a good sense of belonging, so that they can continue to play and unfold in their own unique way.

Our Philosophy

The basis of the philosophy at Barbara’s Place is respect. This encompasses respect for all children and all adults, whether they be teachers, whanau / families or visitors to our centre. We follow and are inspired by Te Whaariki (the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum). We are also inspired by the philosophies of Emmi Pikler and Magda Gerber. Within these guidelines we are committed to the life long benefits, creativity and emotional freedom that comes from a philosophy of free play for children. We believe that children’s personalities develop in the most natural and inspired way possible when their own minds and imaginations set the path. Each child brings us a slightly different way of seeing the world. It is this wonderful uniqueness that creates a truly special, ever evolving atmosphere of creativity and learning.

Our Staff

Mina Azimi
Qualified Teacher
Vivian Yang
Qualified Teacher
Saritha Kumar
Qualified Teacher
Laura Keenan
Qualified Teacher
Julia Hung
Reliever
Anna Chiu
Admin / Teacher
Mina Kang
Qualified Teacher
Yoo Jung Yun
Permanent Teacher

Testimonials

I've been a Barbara's Place parent for over 5 years. In that time, I've seen our children thrive because of the warm and loving relationships they have with teachers, and the promotion of an atmosphere of care and concern for others.
Maryanne
Parent
The quality of the care is excellent because the teachers are so passionate, enthusiastic, caring, dedicated and patient. They are respectful of the individual needs of children and do their utmost to make them feel comfortable.
Sarah
Parent
Barbara's Place has been a fun and loving safe haven for both our boys for five years. The teacher’s help the children build confidence and extend their interests. For us that has meant lots of building and climbing and imaginative play.
Eleanor
Parent
Location

127 Remuera Road, Auckland, New Zealand

Hours

7.30 AM – 6.00 PM
Monday – Friday

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