Starting with Us

Becoming a part of our Funhouse family

What we provide

  • A home away from home for your child
  • Passionate and dedicated teachers
  • A play-based curriculum for optimal development
  • Freshly cooked, nutritious meals
  • Clean bedding and sleep spaces
  • Filtered drinking water and cows milk
  • Wipes, powder, nappy cream
  • Sunblock and sunhats in summer
  • Beanies in winter

What to Bring

  • A bag to keep belongings together
  • Comfortable clothes suitable for active and messy play
  • A couple of changes of clothes (clearly labelled)
  • A sunhat and sunscreen in summer should you prefer your child to use their own
  • A beanie, jacket and gumboots in winter as we still try to get outdoors as much as possible
  • A wet bag to keep wet and dirty clothes together
  • A bottle and formula for infants
  • Nappies or pull ups if required
  • Special sleep or security items

Fees & Hours of Operation

Funhouse is open from 7:15 – 17:30
Monday to Friday except on public holidays

A half day constitutes any hours
between 7:15 – 12:30 or 12:30 – 17:30
and is charged @ $39 per day

A full day consistutes any hours between 7:15 – 17:30
and is charged @ $53 per day

Children three years and over are eligable for government subsidised 20 hours free ECE

​​We can assist with WINZ subsidies

*Please note: personal holidays we are informed of in advance incur retainer fees rather than full fees but any other sick days or absences on booked days incur normal fees. Thank you

Licence

Funhouse is licenced for 50 children per day

Little Funhouse adheres to a quality 1:4 ratio

Big Funhouse adheres to a quality 1:8 ratio

Our roll is full and we do have a waiting list so please get in touch as early as possible should you wish to secure a place with us

Settling In

Feeling at home

A good introductory period supports your child to feel secure and confident in their new enironment. We suggest visiting a few times before your official start date so that Funhouse and its teachers become familiar to your child. During these visits you are welcome to explore the environment with your child, get a feel for the routines and rhythms of the day, get to know the teachers, and share information about your child and what is important to your family.

Our “All About Me” sheets allow you to share with us your child’s special ways of communicating, ways he/she likes to be comforted, when and how they like to go to sleep, their favourite foods, important people in their lives, interests, likes and dislikes, and so on.

​Each child is different. Some settle straight away and others take a little bit of time. We find our younger tamariki benefit from a number of visits first with you, then without, then visits that include a sleep before starting full time.