20 Chadbury St,
Phone: (03) 383 0777
Fax: (03) 383 0774
Email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning
NZ Free Kindergarten Union Diploma
Our ESM is Keryn Barlow
Our Hours Are...
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Your child can come to our kindergarten for up to 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday, during our 4 kindergarten terms.
You can read more here about what's been happening in our archive of stories about Kidsfirst Kindergartens, the fun we have, the processes and learning outcomes that result and why we're such a great start for your child.
Our days follow a regular routine, with time set aside for a number of activities. We have key focus times for kai (morning and afternoon tea) and mat times. For more detailed 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/adults sit with children to encourage healthy eating, promote sustainability and extend conversation. They 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 come early if you would like to help.
We welcome materials for collage use especially small cardboard boxes, film canisters, fabric and milk bottle tops etc. We accept anything except toilet rolls 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.
Sustainability Within Our Programme
We are proud of our kindergarten programme, which educates children and their families/whānau about the environment, our responsibilities and place in it.
Kindergarten parents are allowed to park at the Bowling Club car park. Please open the gate if you are the first to arrive and leave it open. Make sure your child stays close to you to ensure their safety.
We do not have washing facilities at kindergarten, rather we are assisted by parents who collect the washing. Please take the green washing bag from the foyer and wash in hot water. We thank you for your assistance.
We have a collection of books, videos and pamphlets on parenting issues as well as children’s growth and development. These are located to the left of the main door. Please read at kindergarten or see a teacher to borrow an item.
A lost property storage unit is located in the shelving system outside the front entrance. There is also a hat box for children to borrow hats from.
We celebrate your child’s 5th birthday at the farewell mat time with a special hat and a dough cake, which s/he helps to make at kindergarten. Parents/whānau are invited to attend their child’s special mat time. Parents are welcome to provide a small gift for the kindergarten, if you choose (please no food).
Nut Free Zone
Because we have highly allergic children our kindergarten is a nut free zone, so please check that all food items do not contain any traces of peanuts/nuts.
What Food To Bring
We ask children to bring a partitioned lunch box so no wrappers are needed. We promote the healthiest foods for children’s growth and development, which means we highly recommend one or two of these easily consumed options: sandwiches, fruit, vegetables or sushi. Also bring water only in a bottle to drink. Please make us aware of any special dietary requirements and allergies.