Our Rooms

Active Explorers Henderson has six separate age appropriate rooms so all children can learn and develop at their own pace in an environment that caters to their individual needs.

Nursery Room

This room caters for our non-mobile under 2’s.

Daily Routine

7:30 am: Centre opens/free play

9:00 am:  Greetings/morning mat time

9:10 am:  Morning kai

9:30 am:  Morning bottles

10:00 am:  Indoor/outdoor free play and activities

11:00 am: Mat time

11:15 am: Lunch time                                              

11:30 am:  After lunch bottles

12:00 pm:  Indoor/outdoor free play

2:00 pm:  Mat time

2:15 pm: Afternoon kai

2:30 pm: Indoor/outdoor free play activities

4:00 pm: Late afternoon snack

5:45 pm:  Ka kite, home time

This routine is flexible to meet children’s needs throughout the day.  Children sleep and have bottles as required for their individual routine, and meal times are also flexible depending on their needs. Learning experiences are provided throughout the day. Nappy changes are done two hours after children arrive and every three hours after that unless needed sooner.

Toddler 1

This room is for our mobile under 2’s.

Daily Routine

7:30 am: Centre opens/child led free play and exploration

9:00 am: Tidy up time/mat time

9:10 am: Morning kai

9:30 am: Indoor/outdoor free play and activities

11:00 am: Tidy up time/mat time

11:15 am: Lunch kai

11:45 am: Time for moi, preparing for sleep time/bottles

1:00 pm: As our tamariki wake up at different times, we set up some quiet activities at the tables, and eventually head outside for some move around time             

2:00 pm: Tidy up/mat time

2:15 pm: Afternoon kai          

2:30 pm: Indoor/outdoor free play and activities

4:00 pm: Late afternoon snack

5:45 pm: Ka kite/home time

This routine is flexible to meet children’s needs throughout the day. Learning experiences are provided throughout the day. Nappy changes are done two hours after children arrive and every three hours after that unless needed sooner.

Toddler 2

Toddler 2 caters for our 2 year olds.

Daily Routine

7:30 am: Centre opens/free play

9:00 am:  Tidy up time/mat time

9:15 am:  Morning tea

9:45 am: Free play and activities, inside and outside

11:00 am: Tidy up time and mat time

11:15 am: Kai time

11:45 am: Washing up time and moi time/ quite activities for children who do not sleep

1:30 pm: As our tamariki wake up at different times, we set up some quiet activities at the tables, and eventually head outside for some move around time             

2:15 pm: Mat time/kai time

2:45 pm:  Free play inside and out

5:45 pm: Ka kite/home time

This routine is flexible to meet children’s needs throughout the day. Learning experiences are provided throughout the day. Nappy changes are done two hours after children arrive and every three hours after that unless needed sooner.

Preschool 1

This is home for our 3 to 4 year olds.

Daily Routine

7:30 am: Centre opens/free play/merged with Preschool 2 and 3 rooms

9:20 am:  Tidy up time/mat time

9:30 am:  Morning tea

9:45 am: Activities and free play inside and outside

11:20 am: Tidy up time and mat time

11:35 am: Kai time

12:00 pm: Washing up time and moi time/children who don’t sleep will join with Preschool 2 for activities and free play

1:30 pm: As our tamariki wake up at different times, we set up some quiet activities at the tables, and eventually head outside for some move around time             

2:30 pm: Mat time/kai time

2:45 pm:  Free play inside and out

3:30 pm: Merge into Preschool 2 and 3 for end of day activities

5:45 pm: Ka kite/home time

This routine is flexible to meet children’s needs throughout the day. Learning experiences are provided throughout the day.

Preschool 2 and Preschool 3

Preschool 2 and 3 are where our 4 to 5 year olds prepare for the next step of their learning journey with our transition to school programme.

Daily Routine

7:30 am: Centre opens/free play/learning activities on the tables

9:20 am:  Tidy up time/mat time

9:30 am:  Morning tea

9:45 am: Free play inside and outside/activities set up throughout environment

11:20 am: Tidy up time and mat time

11:35 am: Kai time

12:00 pm: Quiet learning time

12:30 pm: Free play inside and outside plus table activities

2:30 pm: Mat time/kai time

3:00 pm:  Free play inside and out

5:45 pm: Ka kite/home time

This routine is flexible to meet children’s needs throughout the day. Learning experiences are provided throughout the day.