Monday to Friday.
Our teaching team
Inside we have a spacious, open-plan inside environment providing large spaces for creativity with a unique family/whānau space where our children immerse themselves in role play. Outside, our big back yard gives tamariki lots of opportunities to be physically challenged, to explore, be curious and discover through the natural world. Our edible garden, lovingly tended by our tamariki and whānau, provides an abundance of produce which we use in the kindergarten with the children and share with whānau.
We provide a programme for children aged 2 –5 years where we foster a strong sense of belonging by encouraging children to show Manaakitanga- caring for each other, and Kaitiakitanga, caring for our environment. We support children’s learning, their interests, skills and abilities, and encourage our children to be self-directing, creating their own challenges and being supported to achieve these. Family and whānau share their aspirations for their child so we can support them to succeed.
We capture your child’s learning and share it with you, in a special portfolio and on EDUCA – an online portal connecting you to your child’s learning. Our teachers will upload your child’s learning stories - straight to your phone or tablet. You and your family can provide comments and inspiration to build on the learning for your child.
You're always welcome here! Family/whānau spend lots of time in our kindergarten and share their skills and interests with the children. Whanaungatanga (family connection) is really important to us.
Outside the kindergarten gate, you’ll see us out on walks with teachers and whānau, exploring our community on foot with the children, discovering local reserves and cleaning up the rubbish as we go. We have strong links with ‘126 on the Corner’, and our tamariki enjoy working in their garden. We also have strong relationships with the local schools, helping you and your child when the time comes to make the transition to school.
We would recommend that you enrol initially for at least two full days – building up to five days at your child's pace. This gives our teachers time to get to know your child and gives consistency around supporting their learning.
Nau mai, Tauti mai - come in any time – we’ll show you around and make you welcome
From time to time we have special offers, to enable more children to come to our not-for-profit, community kindergarten. But hurry, spaces are limited and these offers only apply for a limited time. Conditions apply.