Marlborough St Childcare Centre Project

Marlborough St Childcare Centre is a non-profit centre with 34 students and 10 teachers. We work on a deficit trying to provide a learning
environment that caters to the needs of our youngest tamariki.

We are looking to put underlay and carpet in three of our spaces – our infant sleep room, our block room, and also a section of our main playroom that incorporates Pepi (babies) and book reading space. These areas are cold and they have no cushioning for small ones to take risks without falling onto a non cushioned floor. New flooring will make it safe for our children while also providing warmth and insulation.

The current flooring is lino and second-hand carpet that was donated from whanau when re-carpeting their house.

Lisa Pascoe, Centre Manger

We are so grateful for the team at Carpet Court Upper Hutt for generously gifting our centre with carpet that is robust for cleaning and has a warm and thick underfoot that provides a space safe to explore and play on. Ashley and Casey from Carpet Court have been working with us from the beginning to the end of this project and have been so kind in the process.

Our journey for needing carpet has been one that had been going on for some years now, and we had tried several ways to make this work, but it was never quite enough for our taonga (young children).  Since the instalment of the carpet, our tamariki are exploring with their hands and feet, they roll on it, jump and just snuggle into it – they talk about how bouncy and warm it is and they love digging their toes in. Our Kaiako are appreciative of having something warm and spongy underfoot.  It makes the space look warm and inviting and the children are playing more on the ground now that the lino is covered.

It took a team to make this happen and we are extremely happy with the result! Our children will have warm rooms, to sleep, play, read and build!

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi Engari, he toa takatini!

Thank you so much Carpet Court for gifting us a space that gives them a safe place to learn and grow!!

Ngā mihi nui

Lisa Pascoe, Centre Manger

It was a pleasure working with Lisa and all the tamariki from Marlborough St Childcare Centre. They were definitely deserving of getting a nice cosy space for the younger kids to play and a safe space to learn about gravity.

Ashley Norden, Carpet Court Upper Hutt