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Supervised Play Area

To book email us on childcare@northernarena.co.nz or call 094219700

Workout while your kids play!

All you active parents who want to exercise and have kids under 8, drop your children off at Northern Arena’s child care, whilst you workout in the gym.  The Northern Arena 1 hour child care, kids drop off zone gives you the opportunity to work out with the convenience of having your child/ children close by without the massive fees.

Please note: You MUST complete an ENROLMENT FORM before your first visit.


Session Details

Where: Northern Arena Studio Two.

When: Monday to Friday

  • Session 1: 9:15am – 10:15am
  • Session 2: 10:15am -11:15am

Who: Children of Northern Arena Full Facility Members – aged 3 months to 8 years.

Cost

  • Concession Cards:
    • $50 for 10 consession tickets
    • $85 for 20 consession tickets
  • Casual:
    • $10 casual ticket

Enrolment

You MUST complete an ENROLMENT FORM before your first visit so we know everything that needs to be known.

Booking

Important Supervised Play Area booking information:
  • You MUST complete an ENROLMENT FORM before your first visit.
  • You MUST book your child into a session in order to attend.
  • Booking are made online.
  • Booking work on a week by week basis and can be made up to seven days in advance.
  • All cancellations must be made before 7am the day of the booking to avoid being charged for the session.
  • All sessions are STRICTLY ONE HOUR, children must be dropped off and picked up within 5 minutes of your session times or you will be charged for another session.
To book either email us on childcare@northernarena.co.nz, call 094219700 or click here

Child Caregivers

Abby Supervised Play area assitant

Abby

Child Care Manager

Personal Statement:

I have been working with children since 2011. Starting at Northern Arena as a swim school instructor, I have taught babies and toddlers through to school aged children how to swim. Now I have joined the childcare team, here, I am able to see each unique child develop and grow in a safe and positive environment. Working with children has always been my dream, it’s the most rewarding career.

Qualifications:

Swimming New Zealand, Swim Teacher Course

Halberg Disability Inclusive Teacher Course

Work experience at Hibiscus Coast Kindergarten while studying at Orewa College

Trustworthy babysitter for numerous local families.”

Hobbies/ Interests:

Swimming

Painting & drawing

Spending time with family and friends

Mission Statement:

“Children are not things to be moulded, but people to be unfolded.” – Jess Lair


Amy childcare assistant

Amy

Child Caregiver

Personal Statement:

I have worked with children since 1999 and I am a mother. I love being able to get to know your children as their unique personalities develop and shine through while they spend time with us.

Qualifications:

New Zealand Nanny Certificate Level 5 with Merit from Ashton Warner
First Aid Certificate

Hobbies/ Interests:

Spending time with family and friends

Cooking, baking and cake decorating

Running

Mission Statement:

“Children see magic because they look for it” Roald Dahl


Bonnie

Child Caregiver

Personal Statement:

Working with children is such a rewarding career, there is something incredible about seeing children play and watching their imaginations run wild. I love working with children and I am so lucky to be in a position at Northern Arena where that is possible.  

Qualifications:

I have been a trustworthy and reliable babysitter for many years, as well as being a part time carer for a disabled boy during the school holidays of 2015. In my last year of schooling at Orewa College, I was able to gain experience from a work placement at Kindercare Learning Centre.

Hobbies/ Interests:

I love drawing, painting, photography, creative writing and watching movies. 

Mission Statement:

"Play is the highest form of research" Albert Einstein


Joanna

Child Caregiver

Personal Statement:

I have been working with children since 2009 beginning in afterschool care and babysitting. I love seeing children develop and encouraging them further through play and creative activities. Cultivating a positive and nurturing environment for children to grow in is a rewarding experience for me.

Qualifications:

Currently completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Textiles.

Little Beats Baby + Child CPR course

Hobbies/ Interests:

Painting, reading and spending time with family and friends

Mission Statement:

"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” Walt Streightiff




 

Jessie 

Child Caregiver

Personal Statement:

My spark to work with children came from a very young age as I have been a major role model in my younger siblings lives, I have been super determined to fulfill that passion through early childhood teaching. As a career I find it so rewarding and every day is always different. I am also currently swim teaching for Northern Arena from baby levels right through to school age children and I strive to provide a safe & happy learning environment for all children. 

Qualifications:

Ashton Warner New Zealand Nannying Certificate 

First Aid

Water/Boat Safety 

Swimming Instructor Certificate

Hobbies/ Interests:

I love the outdoors, I enjoy swimming and dancing and spending time with family and friends.

Mission Statement:

Children must be taught HOW to think not what to think" Margaret Mead



Policies & Regulations

Please read our policies and regulations carefully before booking or using our Limited Attendance Supervised Play Area.

LOCATION

Northern Arena F2, 8 Polarity Rise, Silverdale

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday to Friday

  • Session 1: 9:15am – 10:15am
  • Session 2: 10:15am ‐11:15am

RATIOS

  • 2 x under 2’s – staffing 1:2 ratio
  • 4 x over 2’s under 8 years – staffing 1:4 ratio

ENROLMENT

You must complete an enrolment form before your first booking. We also need to take a copy of your child’s immunisation record, although we do take children who have not been immunized. The information gathered about your child will be kept in the strictest confidence. Please let our Child Care Manager know if you change contact details so that we can keep your details current.

BOOKINGS

Bookings can be made online through the Northern Arena Website or during supervised play area sessions in the F2 room. Phone bookings for the day can be made after 8am by calling reception on 09 421 9700.

Payment for the bookings is to be made at reception before your session.

CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations must be made by 8am the day of your booking to avoid being charged for the session.

Please phone reception on 09 421 9700 to cancel.

WAIT-LIST

If there are no spaces available online for the session you would like to book, please contact Abby or reception to be added to the waitlist. 

MEDICATION

Children who take medication on a regular basis must have

a signed medication action plan which allows us to administer this medication, such as Ventolin inhalers. No medication should be left in children’s bags.

CHILD ILLNESS

We are committed to trying to eliminate child illness within Northern Arena. We ask if your child has any of the following symptoms you keep them at home until they have cleared:

  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea in the last 48 hours
  • A high temperature
  • An unidentified rash
  • Inflamed throat or eyes
  • Coughing / spluttering
  • Green runny nose
  • School sores / open wounds
  • Hand, foot and mouth
  • General un-wellness of your children

Please do not be offended if you are denied access to the centre or you are called back during your workout if your child becomes distressed. We are only preventing the spread of illness amongst the other children and staff.

SIGN IN / SIGN OUT

The centre has a daily register where you sign your child/ren in and out please make sure you remember to do this!

Under no circumstances can you leave Northern Arena whilst your child is in the centre. You may only utilise the gym, café, swim fit, group fitness classes and Gather Cafe (located at 1A Polarity Rise). 

CHILD'S NEEDS

Please provide a change of clothing and feeders if required. Wet wipes and disposable nappies must be provided for your child. Please provide a named healthy snack, e.g. fruit, sandwich, raisins, cheese etc… and a drink for your child.

ALLERGIES

Due to some children's allergies we are a nut free zone. All food should be kept in your child’s named bag.

SETTLING CHILDREN IN

Please talk to staff regarding settling in requirements for your child. Each child will have their own settling needs and it is important that staff can plan with parents to meet these.

DISPOSABLE CHANGING AND TOILETING

Please ensure that when you leave your child at the childcare they are wearing a clean dry disposable. If you specifically wish your child to be changed during their time with us please advise staff of this. Staff will make regular disposable checks, but unless you have provided us with a nappy then staff will not be able to change your child’s disposable. If you are changing your child at the childcare please use the change mat provided, not the floor. If your child is toilet training or is toilet trained, please tell a staff member of your child’s toileting needs. If you do forget your disposables, they can be purchased at reception for $2.

EVACUATION PROCEDURE

Please do not attempt to return to the childcare after the alarm has sounded. After you have evacuated we will meet you in the assembly area in the Northern Arena Car Park. In the event of an earthquake, staff will assist children to drop and cover and attempt to keep children calm, begin any first aid and wait for help to arrive.

Book A Tour / Enquire Here

The best way to get a feel for Northern Arena and ensure it is the right gym for you is to meet with a membership consultant who will take you through your options and find out which fitness membership is perfect for you.

Book in a fitness facility tour here or take a full facility video tour to get a feel for Northern Arena. Otherwise pop in and see us or give us a call on 092419700 we’d love to show you around.

 

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