10 Wycola Ave,
Phone: (03) 349 6265
Mobile: 027 550 8406
Fax: (03) 349 6265
Email us firstname.lastname@example.org
NZ Free Kindergarten Union Diploma
Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE)
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (ECE)
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning
Diploma of Teaching (ECE)
Our ESM is Robyn Leckie
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Our Session Times
Your child can come to our kindergarten for up to 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday, during our 4 kindergarten terms.
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Our days follow a regular routine, with time set aside for a number of activities. Detailed below are examples of the key focus times. For more information about the daily routine and kindergarten policies, please see our notice board.
Mat times are an important part of the kindergarten session where we share stories and sing songs. This helps children to develop their concentration skills, and learn to express themselves in a large group.
Teachers sit with children to encourage healthy eating and conversation and will support children as they open containers and eat.
This part of our day is where we encourage children to help put equipment away, wipe tables and generally tidy up. We appreciate any assistance from parents – please let us know if you would like to help.
We use different recyclables in the collage area. If you would like to contribute we suggest: magazines, film canisters, small grocery boxes, fabric, milk bottle tops, etc. We accept anything except toilet rolls, glass, polystyrene and medicine containers. Natural materials are always in demand, e.g. shells or driftwood, so please keep this in mind on your trips to the beach.
We do not have washing facilities at kindergarten, rather we are assisted by parents who collect the weekly washing each Friday. Please add your name to the parent washing roster if you can help out.
We currently have three goldfish. If you are interested in taking the goldfish home for the holidays please let the teachers know.
We have a collection of books and pamphlets on parenting issues as well as children’s growth and development. These are located beneath the parent notice board. Please record any items that you borrow in the notebook. There are also many other items of interest, which you are welcome to use.
There is a lost property box located at the kindergarten, please check this regularly.
We celebrate your child’s 5th birthday at group time with a special card and a dough cake, which s/he helps to make at kindergarten. Please do not bring edible treats for the children. If you would like to provide a treat we suggest stickers or a small gift/voucher for the kindergarten.
What Food To Bring
Children are required to bring a named lunch box and a bottle of water with healthy snacks for their morning tea and lunch (if required). Please make us aware of any special dietary requirements and allergies. Unsuitable food items will be returned to your child to take home at the end of their session - if you have any questions about the suitability of an item please see a teacher.
Please do not bring:
Nut Free Zone
Don’t forget that our kindergartens are nut free zones, so please check that all items do not contain any traces of peanuts/nuts.