First Steps Brooklyn

Brooklyn - boy
Brooklyn - Swing
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Brooklyn - Reading
Brooklyn - house
Brooklyn hand washing
Brooklyn - spinning
Brooklyn - ipad
Brooklyn - baby
Brooklyn - Blocks
Brooklyn - YES
Brooklyn - Trip
Brooklyn - Bear
Brooklyn - Teacher
Brooklyn - Reading
Brooklyn - painty face
Brooklyn - sprinkler
Brooklyn - cars
Brooklyn - magnify
Brooklyn - Leaves
Brooklyn - bike
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First Steps Brooklyn is licensed for 30 children aged between 3 months and 5 years old, with our warm, home-like environment offering young children a sense of security and allowing for close relationships between staff, children and whānau.

The qualified, experienced and passionate teachers at First Steps Brooklyn will work closely with you and your child to ensure that we provide the best possible care and education during their early years.

Our mixed aged setting offers many benefits for children and allows teachers to capitalise on differences in the experiences, knowledge and abilities of each child. This unique setting also provides opportunities for siblings to grow and develop alongside one another. 

We pride ourselves on the quality of the programme, environment, and opportunities that we provide for our children. Our emergent curriculum is based on the interests of the child, reflects parental aspirations, dispositional learning and encompasses the strands of Te Whāriki the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum. As qualified teachers our aim is to support children in becoming confident and capable lifelong learners who are prepared and excited to take the next step in their learning journey. Our programme introduces children to early numeracy, literacy, creative arts, science, physical education and social skills thus supporting the readiness of our children for school.

We also understand the need to nurture not just care for your baby. The most important part of taking care of your baby is our partnership with you. Our teachers develop close relationships with you so that together we know how to best support your child and share experiences of what is happening in their development. Your child’s wonderful moments and milestones will be captured and shared through one-on-one communication and their portfolios.

We would like to invite you to visit First Steps Brooklyn, to meet our wonderful team, see our beautiful refurbished centre and discover how First Steps Brooklyn can be a part of your child’s learning journey.

Video Gallery

Welcome to First Steps Brooklyn
First Steps Brooklyn - A mixed age centre
Rainy day fun

kind words from our parents


Thank you so much for taking my girls under your wings for the last four months. They have grown in leaps and bounds since starting at your centre and I know it is because of the way you talk to them, encourage, and support them.


My children really enjoy coming to kindy, it is such an awesome environment and I love that they are able to learn and grow alongside each other. The teaching team are very helpful and supportive.


Thank you for celebrating our culture. It was such a lovely celebration!! Must appreciate all the efforts and hard work that all the teachers and parents have done to make it such a special occasion. And of course all the beautiful kids who made it even more lovely with their wonderful participation!! Way to go First Steps Brooklyn.


I love how with everything you guys do, you always look for ways to teach the kids about different cultures, making it fun and exciting for them to experience something new – Dance will be awesome! Also good to see a commitment from the centre to allocate funds towards physical activity resources, as well as professional development opportunities for the wonderful staff.


Thank you so much for your words! I couldn’t have found a better place to take my children to. They just love being there and are always so excited about everything they do and learn there with you. There are no words to say how thankful I am.


First Steps Brooklyn Rippa Rugby 2018!

Once again we participated in the annual BestStart Rippa Rugby tournament

Spring has Sprung!

We love exploring our local community

Handy Man evening

We had some amazing helpers come to our Handy Man's Evening to celebrate Father's Day.