Our Rooms

Active Explorers Richmond has three separate rooms, purpose-built and fully equipped for each age and stage. Children have open access to age-appropriate resources to encourage spontaneous play.

We create a warm, peaceful environment for our infants and toddlers, allowing them to discover as much as possible on their own, with the comfort of knowing that a familiar teacher is close by for support.

Our holistic approach to learning gives our young children the freedom to explore, and take responsibility for their learning by making decisions, choosing their own materials and problem solving.

Kiwi Room

Our Kiwi Room provides a safe and nurturing environment for our children aged from 3 months to 2 years. 

Daily Routine

7:30 am: Centre opens / free play

9:00 am:  Clean up time

9.15 am:  Morning kai

9:30 am:  Free play 

10:00am:  Sleep time/free play 

11:00 am: Clean up time / group time

11:15 am: Lunch                                             

11.45 am:  Sleep time/free play

2:00 pm:  Clean up time

2.15 pm:  Afternoon kai

4:30 pm:  Late kai

5:45 pm:  Centre closes

This routine is flexible to meet children’s needs throughout the day.  Children sleep and have bottles as required for their individual routine.  Learning experiences are provided throughout the day. Nappy changes are completed throughout the day.

Piwakawaka Teina Room

This is home to our tamariki aged 2 years to 3.5 years who enjoy a rich programme of activities, excursions and opportunities for learning.

Daily Routine

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

9:30 – 10.30 am:  Rolling morning kai

9:45 am:  Free play and learning

11:20 am:  Clean up time

11:30 am: Mat time

11:40 am:  Lunch time

12:00 pm:  Sleep time and free play

2:00 pm:  Afternoon kai (Teina Room closes and combines with Tuakana Room)    

4.30 pm:  Late kai

5:45 pm: Centre closes

This routine is flexible to meet children’s needs throughout the day.  Children sleep and have bottles as required for their individual routine.  Learning experiences are provided throughout the day. Nappy changes are completed throughout the day.

Piwakawaka Tuakana Room

This is where our kids aged 3.5 to 5 years prepare for their transition into primary school with a well thought out curriculum that builds independence and resilience.

Daily Routine

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

9.30 – 10.30 am:  Rolling morning kai

9:45 am:  Free play and learning

11:20 am:  Clean up time

11:30 am: Mat time

12:00 pm:  Lunch

2:00 pm:  Afternoon kai (Teina Room closes and combines with Tuakana Room)    

4:30 pm:  Late kai

5:45 pm: Centre closes

This routine is flexible to meet children’s needs throughout the day.  Children sleep and have bottles as required for their individual routine.  Learning experiences are provided throughout the day. Nappy changes are completed throughout the day.