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.
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.