Our Centre

Our Centre is separated into 5 rooms, Potiki Pukeko (3months to approximately 1 year), Pepi Piwakawaka (aged 1 year to approximately 2 years), Teina Tui (aged 2 years to approximately 3 years), Tuakana Takahe and Tuakana Kea (aged 3 years to approximately 6 years).

Our Potiki Pukeko caters for children aged 3 months to approximately 1 year and our Pepi Piwakawaka room caters to children aged 1 year to approximately 2 years. Both rooms have:

  • Specialised infant area
  • Specialised toddler area
  • Caring, responsive and dedicated teachers
  • Quality programmes to build your child’s developing strengths, needs, and interests.
  • Teachers who are committed to building strong links between home and the centre environment.

Our Teina Tui room caters to children aged 2 years to approximately 3 years. Our programme will provide your child with the opportunity to continue to:

  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Develop language and communication skills
  • Enjoy creative experiences and learn perseverance
  • Have their social and emotional competence supported and respected.
  • Develop friendships and of course have fun in our challenging learning environments.

Our Tuakana Takahe and Tuakana Kea rooms cater to children aged 3 years to 6 years.

These rooms cater for children transitioning to school, celebrating each child’s unique journey of learning and development. We endeavour to support our children to become emotionally and physically ready for their transition to school, by promoting a positive attitude towards learning and fostering their independence.

We will be working in close partnership with local schools and where possible will go on school visits. Children will have the opportunity to be extended and enriched within a positive environment with a negotiated curriculum where free play is valued.

They will develop:

  • Skills of inquiry, thinking and reasoning
  • Confidence, independence and self-help skills
  • Learning caring, reflective and principled behaviour
  • Being open-minded, well balanced and knowledgeable

We look forward to building strong, respectful relationships with each other, our whanau and our tamriki, as this ultimately underpins everything we do and will be reflected within our day to day practices.

Our aim is to provide opportunities for every child to have the freedom to learn and grow in our unique setting.