Our Rooms

We understand that at each different age and stage, children have unique needs. Our four separate rooms – each with their own outdoor area – enable us to provide the very best learning environment as children grow.

Infant Room

Our infant room reflects a calm, nurturing environment that is designed to support infants to develop and grow. We are passionate about key teaching and understanding the importance of infants developing authentic, trusting relationships within their first few years.

Daily Rhythms

7:30 am: Centre opens, free play

9:00 am: Morning tea is offered, followed by free play

11:00 am: Lunch is offered, followed by free play

2:00 pm: Afternoon tea is offered, followed by free play

5:30 pm: Centre closes

In the Infant Room we follow the routines that parents and whanau follow at home. Routines are individual and guided by their own key teacher. We offer a free choice indoor/outdoor programme for most of the day. Educators will engage in activities with children at their chosen activities throughout free play times. Nappy changes are completed at routine times unless required sooner.

Toddler Room

This is where our 2 to 3 year olds to have fun, learn and thrive. We foster independence, encouraging children to dress and undress themselves, use tongs to put the food they want onto their plates, take their dishes to the bench when they are finished eating and wash their face and hands. This builds self-esteem and confidence. An exciting range of learning opportunities are on offer here including construction, art, dramatic play, sand, water, clay, and caring for the environment through gardening.

Daily Rhythms

7:30 am: Centre opens, families are greeted, and children are settled into an activity of their choice
Free play

9:30 am: Morning tea is offered

11:15 am: Tidy up time; children are invited to participate in group time

11:30 am: Lunch

12:00 pm: Children are settled for rest time

2:30 pm: Afternoon tea is offered, followed by free play

5:30 pm: Centre closes

We offer a free choice indoor/outdoor programme for most of the day. Educators will engage with children at their chosen activities throughout free play times. Small group learning experiences based on the group’s current interests may also be offered throughout the day. Nappy changes are completed at routine times unless required sooner.

Kindy Room

The Kindy Room is for our 3 to 4 year olds and is a dedicated space where our children can grow their creativity by exploring and experimenting with the wide range of resources on offer.

Daily Rhythms

7:30 am: Our day starts with children engaged in free play. All activities are available and children can choose where they wish to play. For this age group we have a lot of sensory experiences such as water, sand and messy play. We also encourage children’s growing creativity with lots of art experiences.

9:40 am: Rolling morning tea starts, and children can choose when to join in.

11:30 am: Circle time - this is a time for children to be part of the bigger group and have a rest from their busy play. We come together for music and movement, and always finish with a story, as we believe that it is very important for every child have rich literacy experiences every day.

12:00 pm: Lunch - children sit together with a teacher at each table to promote conversations.

12:30 pm: Sleep time for children who need a sleep; other children are engaged in play. Uninterrupted time and space is provided for children to explore, experiment, work through their own ideas, take physical risks in a safe environment and solve their own problems.

2:45 pm: Afternoon tea

3:50 pm: Children come inside for stories and activities and a late snack to finish their day.

5:30 pm: Centre closes

Preschool Room

The last step with us before primary school, the Preschool Room is where our biggest explorers – our 4 to 5 year olds – prepare to transition into the next stage of their learning journey.

Daily Rhythms

7:30 am: Centre opens/free play

9:30 am: Rolling morning tea/free play

10:45 am: Group time – day, date, month, weather, what we are going to do for the  day

11:00 am: Free play

11:45 am: Rolling lunch/free play

1:30 pm: Group time – games, singing, stories, sharing time

2:00 pm: Free play

2:30 pm: Rolling afternoon tea/free play

5:30 pm: Centre closes

These times are flexible depending on what the children are engaged with.