We set up Kids World in one of our group fitness studios with a
variety of domain specific areas and activities for the children to
enjoy in a spacious bright environment. Our vision is to
provide an environment that children feel happy to be in and gain a
sense of empowerment to explore and experience their world.
Our core values and guiding principles are:
At Kids World the Māori health model of te whare tapa whā is
essentially the foundation of everything we do. The four
components of this model are; taha tinana - physical health, taha
wairua - spiritual health, taha whānau - family health, taha
hinengaro - mental health.
We respond to taha tinana - physical health, through creating an
environment that is familiar and challenging to each child's zone
of proximal development.
We respond to taha wairua - spiritual health by supporting
children to express their personalities/characters and interests,
and encouraging children to participate in our environment.
We respond to taha whānau - family health by recognising it as
an important component for children feeling happy and
We respond to taha hinengaro - mental health through providing a
stress free relaxing and calming environment.
We know that each child arrives to Kids World with their own
understanding of the world from their culture and beliefs,and we
work with parents by seeking information through aspiration forms,
conversations, and settling visits to learn about and respect each
Whānau provide us with the strength to be who we are and we
strive to replicate this at Kids World. We recognise taha
whanau - family health by supporting parents and caregivers when
and where needed.
We also promote kai hauora - healthy eating choices and good
By knowing our children and their parents we are able to respond
to each child's needs and cues.
Kids World has a ratio of 1:5 for children under 2 years of age
and a ratio of 1:8 for children 2 and over.
We are licensed to take babies from 5 weeks old and children up
to 5 years old.
Les Mills World of Fitness
12 Dowling Street,
DD (03) 471 6814
Monday - Friday
Session 1 - 9.00-10.30
Session 2 - 10.30 - 12.00
Session 3 - 12.00 - 1.30 (not available every
Closed public holidays and over the Christmas break through
Kids World is FREE to members.
All children who attend Kids World must be enrolled and booked
in to permanent sessions. We also have a casual booking
option for people who can't commit to permanent bookings. We
require a copy of your child's immunisation record and birth
certificate or passport as part of their enrolment which are both
MOE requirements. It is our policy that all children do 1-3
settling visits before they start.
If you are unable to attend a booked session, you must notify
Kids World staff.