Our Rooms

We have three separate rooms, enabling teachers to provide age and stage appropriate activities, experiences, routines and environments suitable to each child. Our Overs rooms share the same outdoor space, giving the added benefit of mixed age play for children to learn from each other and extend their relationships.

Transition between rooms is flexible – we move at each child’s individual pace and transition them when they are showing they’re ready for the next step. Once transition starts, the process usually takes three or four weeks, as we support children in getting to know the room and teachers well before they actually move.

Te Moana 0-2 years

In Te Moana we are focused on providing an environment where tamariki develop a sense of mana whenua (belonging) as they begin their learning journey.

Kaiako (teachers) provide a nurturing environment for our tamariki (children) through developing strong respectful and responsive relationships with the tamariki and their whānau. Kaiako create opportunities for exploration, fun and wonder!!

Daily Rhythm

Kia ora! Welcome our Te Moana Room. This is our general flow of the day for tamariki in this room. Throughout the day, as core to our primary care philosophy, we follow children’s individual routines - with sleep times, nappy changing, bottles and cuddles all happening within the general outline of the day, as per policy and children’s individual needs. 

7:30 – 8:15 am: Breakfast club (Weetabix, cornflakes, toast and spreads).

7:30 – 9:15 am: Preparing and welcoming the day - welcoming whānau and tamariki, providing calm, warm and inviting experiences and interactions, supporting children transitioning into centre from home.

9:15 am: Morning kai of fruit and a freshly made food with water; children enjoy socialising and teachers support them to develop independent skills and clean up after themselves.

9:45 am: Learning through play – children have opportunities to enjoy an environment (inside and outside) that has been thoughtfully set up, providing a wide range of resources, experiences and learning opportunities, as well as planned kaiako activities. Examples include art, music, stories, songs, and sensory play.

11:15 am:  Lunch – a nutritious freshly made meal, where children enjoy socialising with each other and kaiako, and growing their independent skills.

12:00 pm:  Learning through play - children have opportunities to enjoy an environment (inside and outside) that has been thoughtfully set up providing a wide range of resources, experiences and learning opportunities, as well as planned kaiako activities.                                              

2:15 pm:  Afternoon kai includes fruit, and freshly made meals and water; children enjoy socialising and teachers supporting them to develop independent skills and clean up after themselves.

2:45 pm:  Learning through play - children have opportunities to enjoy an environment that has been thoughtfully set up, providing a wide range of resources, experiences and learning opportunities, as well as planned kaiako activities. Examples include art, music, stories, songs, and sensory play.

4:15 pm: Children help to tidy and refresh the environment.

4:30 pm: Late kai – a wee snack to keep us going until dinner.

4:45 – 5.30 pm: Welcoming whānau, passing on special moments and communicating caregiving news of individual children’s day, saying goodbye, supporting children transitioning from centre to home.

5:30 pm: Centre closes

Te Awa- 2-3 year olds

In Te Awa we are focused on providing an environment where tamariki can explore and take risks as they develop their social competence and confidence as they continue on their learning journey. 

Kaiako positively guide tamariki by providing a rich programme of fun, creative experiences and activities which help to develop playful relationships. 

Daily Rhythm

Kia ora! Welcome to our Preschool Room flow of the day. Throughout the day, as core to our philosophy, we follow children’s interests and individual needs. Each week also incorporates a host of additional curricula activities for children to enjoy such as weekly baking, playball and library excursions. 

7:30 - 8:15 am: Breakfast club in the Te Maunga Room (Weetabix, cornflakes, toast and spreads).

7:30 – 9:15 am: Preparing and welcoming the day - welcoming whānau and tamariki, providing calm, warm and inviting experiences and interactions, supporting children transitioning into centre from home.

9:30 am: We sing a variety of songs in a short mat time and then after karakia we delve into a morning kai of fruit and freshly baked foods with water. Our tamariki ma enjoy socialising together and providing opportunities to practise self-help skills, such as pouring water, using tongs and cleaning away their utensils.

10:00 am: Nappy/toileting time and learning through play – children have opportunities to enjoy an environment (inside and outside) that has been thoughtfully set up, providing a wide range of resources, experiences and learning opportunities, as well as planned kaiako activities. Examples include art, music, stories, songs, sensory play.

11:00 am: Tidy up time and mat time, where we gather together greet each other, share news and participate in a group activity.

11:30 am: Opening with a karakia, children self-serve our freshly made meals. Our tamariki ma enjoy socialising with each other and with their kaiako , this supports and grows their social skills (e.g. passing food bowls and water jugs to each other and communicating with each other).

12:00 pm: Learning through play and sleep/nappy/toileting time – children who do not sleep have the opportunity to enjoy inside/outside flow from the Te Maunga classroom, whilst children who sleep can settle in the Te Awa Room in a quiet environment with soothing music.

2:30 pm: Starting with a rhyme or song we follow with karakia then delve into our nutritious afternoon kai of fruit, a Healthy Heart snack and milk. This supports children in developing social skills alongside their peers, independent skills and cleaning up after themselves.

3:00 pm: Learning through play - children have opportunities to enjoy an environment that has been thoughtfully set up, providing a wide range of resources, experiences and learning opportunities, as well as planned kaiako activities. Examples include art, music, stories, songs, sensory play.

4:00 pm: The Te Awa Room closes and children enjoy the opportunity for indoor/outdoor flow from the Te Maunga Room.

4:45 pm: We come together for a small late snack in the Prep Room.

5:00 pm: Welcoming whanau/families, passing on the events and communications of the day, saying goodbye, supporting children transitioning from centre to home, a final tidy up of the environment.

5:30 pm: Centre closes

Te Maunga 3-5 year olds

In Te Maunga we are focused on providing an environment where tamariki can flourish and extend their skills before heading onto to their next learning journey- wherever that might be.

Kaiako support tamariki to continue to develop their skills through everyday experiences such as gardening, baking, and excursions in the local community, ensuring that there is a lot of fun on the way and remembering to enjoy the view along the path!!!

Daily Rhythm

Kia ora! Welcome to our Te Maunga Room flow of the day. Throughout the day, as core to our philosophy, we follow children’s interests through an inquiry/project based approach. Each week also incorporates a host of additional curricula activities for children to enjoy such as weekly yoga, playball, groups times and excursions. 

7:30 - 8:15 am: Breakfast club (Weetabix, cornflakes, toast and spreads).

7:30 - 9:15 am: Preparing and welcoming the day - welcoming whānau and tamariki, providing calm, warm and inviting experiences and interactions, supporting children transitioning into centre from home.

9:15 am: We come together and meet and greet each other, sharing our daily news.

9:30 am: Starting with a child led karakia we enjoy a morning kai of fruit and freshly baked foods with water; children socialise together providing opportunities for them to practise self-help, conversation and socialisation skills.

10:00 am: Learning through play – children have opportunities to enjoy an environment (inside and outside) that has been thoughtfully set up, providing a wide range of resources, experiences and learning opportunities, as well as planned kaiako activities. Examples of which include art, music, stories, songs, and sensory play.

11:30 am: Tidy up time, mat time, and saying goodbye to our morning friends.

12:00 pm:  Opening with karakia, children self-serve a freshly made lunch and enjoy socialising with each other and kaiako. These interactions grow and support their social skills such as passing food bowls and water jugs and communicating with each other.

12:30 pm: Learning through play – children have the opportunity to enjoy inside/outside flow with the Preschool Room children joining us, providing many tuakana-teina learning opportunities. We provide a wide range of resources, experiences, learning opportunities and planned kaiako activities including art, music, stories, songs, and sensory play.

2:30 pm: A quick tidy up and then we come together to share our day on the mat, revisit an interest and sing our farewell song to our friends.

2:45 pm: We start with karakia, then enjoy a nutritious afternoon kai of fruit, freshly baked foods and water. Children enjoy socialising and we support them to develop independent skills and clean up after themselves.

3:15 pm: Learning through play - children have opportunities to enjoy an environment that has been thoughtfully set up, providing a wide range of resources, experiences and learning opportunities, as well as planned kaiako activities. Examples include art, music, stories, songs and sensory play.

4:00 pm: The Te Awa Room children join us and everybody enjoys indoor and outdoor play.

4:45 pm: We come together for a small late snack.

5:00 pm: Welcoming whanau/families, passing on the events and communications of the day, saying goodbye, supporting children transitioning from centre to home, a final tidy up of the environment.

5:30 pm: Centre closes