Our Rooms

Active Explorers Blenheim has four separate rooms, enabling us to deliver age appropriate experiences for children at each different age and stage.

Rūma kiwi 0 - 12 months

Warm, peaceful and welcoming, our infant room is well set up to provide safe and nurturing care for our children aged up to 15 months. 

Rūma Piwakawaka 1 - 2 years

A room full of opportunities as our little piwakawaka children “flit and fly” finding adventures. A room that nutures connections and language and growing independance

Rūma Pukeko - 2 to 3 1/2 years

A room that strives to embrace children's independance and big ideas. Our pukeko children enjoy a shared outdoor learning space with the older children while still enjoying the nuturing and comfort of their own room.

Rūma kārearea 3 1/2 to 5 years

An inspiring child-led curriculum with a fantastic transition to school programme, based around social competency and building resilience and independence. 


Daily Routine 

A guide to the outline of our day – it always remains flexible and allows for spontaneous learning opportunities where we can just ‘go with the flow: 

7:30 – 8.30am:  Welcoming and settling in time. Rooms are combined at this early stage of the day

8.30 - 10.00: Teacher lead activities and free play opportunities

Mat time - each room gathers children together to enjoy some shared learning fun and music geared to the age and stage of the tamariki

Kai time - A time to be together as a class whānau and enjoy nutritious kai

10.30 - 12.00: continuation of learning activities and free play opportunities

12.00: End of morning session and Kai time (younger rooms have kai a little earlier at 11.30)

Opportunities for sleep are always provided for however many of our piwakawaka and pukeko children enjoy a afternoon sleep at around 12 (piwakawaka) or 1pm (pukeko) for others this is a enjoyable time of continued learning through free play and teachers supported activities

3.00pm: Rooms combine as children begin to head home for the afternoon

As our centre day draws to a close the tamariki enjoy having the learning environment and teachers all to themselves.