Our Rooms

Active Explorers Glenfield has three separate rooms enabling us to deliver age appropriate activities for all our children. Teachers in each room are working with the age group they most enjoy and have many years of experience in nurturing, understanding, listening, encouraging, guiding, and extending each individual child’s unique disposition.

Kiwi Room

This calm and caring haven is designed for our infants aged from birth to 2.

Daily Rhythm

7:30 am: Centre opens, children and parents/whanau are welcomed as they arrive throughout the morning. Activities are set up and children are encouraged to join in.

9:25 am: Tidy up time, hand washing, morning tea – teachers support children to promote healthy eating, independence and appropriate table manners.

10:00 am: Investigation time – based on children’s interests and current planning, teachers interact with children through asking open-ended questions to provoke thinking and extend their interests.

10:15 am: Inside and outside activities and independent play – a range of appropriate and challenging experiences are offered for children to explore and interact.

11:15 am: Hui time – children are encouraged to sit on the mat where we have an interactive meeting and sharing time along with music, movement and stories.

11:30 am: Lunch time

12:00 pm: Sleep time for those who sleep and quiet time for others. Quiet indoor or outdoor activities are offered as children wake.

2:20 pm: Tidy up time, hand washing and afternoon tea.

3:00 pm: Inside and outside activities and independent play – a range of experiences are offered and children are encouraged to join in. Children explore at their leisure.

4:45 pm: Late snack

6:00 pm: Centre closes

Fantail Room

This space is set up for our busy, bustling 2 year olds.

Daily Rhythm

7:30 am: Centre opens, children and parents/whanau are welcomed as they arrive throughout the morning. Activities are set up and children are encouraged to join in.

9:25 am: Tidy up time, hand washing, morning tea – teachers support children to promote healthy eating, independence and appropriate table manners.

10:00 am: Investigation time – based on children’s interests and current planning, teachers interact with children through asking open-ended questions to provoke thinking and extend their interests.

10:15 am: Inside and outside activities and independent play – a range of appropriate and challenging experiences are offered for children to explore and interact.

11:20 am: Hui time – children are encouraged to sit on the mat where we have an interactive meeting and sharing time along with music, movement and stories.

11:30 am: Lunch time

12:00 pm: Sleep time for those who sleep and quiet time for others. Quiet indoor or outdoor activities are offered as children wake.

2:20 pm: Tidy up time, hand washing and afternoon tea.

3:00 pm: Inside and outside activities and independent play – a range of experiences are offered and children are encouraged to join in. Children explore at their leisure.

4:00 pm: Children join the Tui Room.

6:00 pm: Centre closes

Tui Room

This large, engaging space is for our children aged from 3 to 5.

Daily Rhythm

7:30 am: Centre opens, children and parents are welcomed, children are invited to engage in learning experiences with teachers and peers.

9:15 am: Morning hui time – children are invited to share news and teachers introduce activities that will be on offer. Children wash hands and children helpers help to set up the morning tea tables.

9:30 am: Morning tea – teachers sit at the tables with the children, engaging in discussion and supporting them with self-help skills.

10:00 am: Small group activities inside or outside.

11:30 am: Wash hands, children helpers set up lunch tables.

11:45 am: Lunch hui meeting – children gather to reflect on the morning’s experiences, read stories and play group games.

12:00 pm: Lunch – teachers sit at tables with the children, supporting them with self-help skills and encouraging them to try  new foods on offer.

12:30 pm: Rest/sleep. Sleeping children are checked at least every five minutes. On waking, children will have some quiet time and then enjoy indoor and outdoor explorative learning.

2:20 pm: Wash hands, children helpers set up afternoon tea tables.

2:30 pm: Afternoon tea – children are invited to have their afternoon tea at the table or have a picnic outside, joined by their teachers.

3:00 pm: Afternoon hui – children gather together to reflect on their day, including discussions, revising the day’s experiences and sharing their work. This is an opportunity for children to build on tuakana-teina relationships. After hui time, teachers invite children to collect their belongings, supporting them to develop independence and self-help skills.

3:30 pm: Indoor and outdoor explorative learning – children engage in small group activities alongside a teacher. They are then encouraged and supported to reset and tidy the space they’ve been engaging in with their friends, strengthening relationships and fostering a sense of belonging within a group.

5:00 pm: Late snack followed by group activities.

6:00 pm: Centre closes