Parent Info

Parent Involvement

We have an open door policy where parents and family are welcomed into the centre at any time.

Parents who are involved with what is happening in the centre are better able to establish a connection between what is learned at the centre and what takes place at home.  We believe this connection is very important for each child’s development and supporting further learning. Through constant communication with parents and whānau we make sure this relationship is strengthened, creating a positive message for your child’s learning journey.

We use Story park; a very effective e portfolio system. Through Story park, staff and families can exchange learning and development which happens in both settings. We then plan together to achieve the best learning outcomes for your child.

Parents will be invited to help and provide input into self-reviews and policy reviews, becoming involved in the centres’ decision making process in regards to their child’s learning.

We welcome parents’ involvement in our programme plan and appreciate if you can share your special talents in the areas of music and movement, sports, Yoga etc. with the children. We encourage parents support in our regular centre excursions and specific cultural celebrations such as Matariki, Diwali, and Chinese New year and so on.

General queries or problems

Parents should feel free to discuss any queries or problems with the Supervisor. However, remember that busy drop off or pick up times may not always be an appropriate time to have detailed discussions about your child’s or your needs, and you may need to schedule an appointment with the Supervisor at another time.


A policy for dealing with complaints is displayed on the parent’s notice board. If you have any concerns or complaints relating to the operation of our Centre, please refer the matter to:

Monique Hollows:
Ph. 630-9157 or email:

AppleSeed Educare,
PO Box 78-028,
Grey Lynn 1021,