Our Rooms

 At Active Explorers Swanson our areas are named after one of our Native birds.

Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro nōnā te ngahere

Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga nōnā te ao

The bird that consumes the miro berry owns the forest

The bird that consumes knowledge owns the world

 

Piwakawaka Area (Infants)

Like our infant tamariki the piwakawaka is the smallest of our birds however while they may be small they are full of character and grow and adapt in their surroundings.

Piwakawaka (Infant 1): 3 months to 16 months

Piwakawaka Nui (Infant 2): 16 months to 2 years

Daily Routine

7:00 am: Centre opens

9:00 am: Morning tea

9:30 am: Free play indoors and outdoors

11:00 am: Lunch

11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Sleep time (In the infant area there are different sleep patterns for the different children – some may sleep earlier or later than this time and some may have more than one sleep)

1:00 pm: Quiet activities indoors or outside play

2:00 pm: Afternoon tea

2:30 pm: Free play indoors and outdoors

4:00 pm: Late snack

4:30 pm: Indoor play

6:00 pm: Centre closes

Kea (toddler area):

The characteristics of a Kea and a toddler are very similar as they are both very curious, playful and social by nature

Kea iti (Toddler 1): 2 to 3years

Kea Nui (Toddler 2): 3 to 3.10years

Daily Routine

7:00am: Centre opens

8:30 to 9:30am: Morning tea available

9:30am: Free play indoors and outdoors/ activities and learning experiences set up inside and out

11:30am: Lunch

11:45am: Sleep time for those who have a day time sleep

2:00pm: Afternoon tea

2:30pm: Free play indoors and outdoors

5:00pm: Late snack and indoors time

6:00pm: Centre Closes

 

Kereru (preschool area)

The Kereru is a large and strong bird with a strong flying ability and assist with the regeneration of the native forests through their ability to spread the need seeds.  Our preschool tamariki like the kereru are spreading their strong wings and when they leave us, they are taking their knowledge out into the world.

Daily Routine

7:00am: Centre opens

8:30 to 9:30am: Morning tea available

9:30am: Free play indoors and outdoors/ activities and learning experiences set up inside and out

11:30am: Transition time

12:00pm: Lunch time

2:00pm: Afternoon tea

2:30pm: Free play indoors and outdoors

5:00pm: Late snack and indoors time

6:00pm: Centre Closes

Lunchbox Wednesday: In our Kereru room the children bring their lunch box every Wednesday with a packed lunch which is helping to get them ready for school.