Children 2-5 years old
Our Tui’s room consists of 40 children from the ages of 2-5 years old. They are cared for by 5 trained staff who come with their own talents and understanding of early childhood education to support your child’s learning and development. The program requires us to observe children on a regular basis, to grasp their needs, interests, and learning dispositions in order to design age appropriate activities and an environment that is both challenging and stimulating for them.
We have a large indoor area with a rich supply of resources to cater for the different needs, interests and abilities which is complimented by a outdoor playground that provides further challenges and areas of exploration for children. As we sit near the bank of an islet, we have behind us a rich border of various trees; and a bigger field for more exploratory physical type of play.
We also have a transition to school program which is designed to prepare our children for school with weekly visits to the neighboring school to whom we have developed a close connection with over the years. Our program is also further enriched with our close partnership with the local Kohanga Reo who on occasions throughout the years will engage in an exchange of taonga’s (treasures in the form of kai, programs etc) with us.
In addition to a variety of play areas that one would expect to see in any early childhood centre, recently we have moved to offer a further 10 hours free to 3+year olds’ living within the area. To find out more about our program and 30 hours free early childhood education, please drop us a message to arrange a time to meet with you. Haere Mai!