Our Rooms

We have five spacious age-specific rooms, each with their own outdoor area.

Infants (Kakapo and Tuatara Rooms)

These rooms are for our children aged 3 months to just over 2 years.  Infants need to build secure attachments to consistent caregivers for their social and emotional wellbeing and development. Therefore, we promote a responsive and stable environment with a team of teachers who develop a special awareness of each child’s physical, cognitive and emotional development and learning that is supported through role modelling, routines and repetition. Our teacher/child ratio is 1:4 or lower and while our infant rooms are licensed to 25, we limit numbers to 20 in order facilitate a calm and quality care environment.

We supply nappies and meals. Our menu provides for purees through to whole foods, fresh fruit and vegetables and is prepared by our onsite cook.  Bottles and formula are supplied by parents.  Parents may arrange with the team leader to bring breakfast to the centre prior to 8am (but reheat only no cooking).

Daily routine: We follow each child’s individual daily routine, with a balance of selected and pre-planned activities. There are shared meal times and mat times each day, where children enjoy music and movement, stories and other fun group activities. Age appropriate resources and experiences including weekly music classes to extend  learning and development. Infants have the same resources and equipment as the Toddler rooms but on a smaller scale (eg family play area, little tables and chairs, and outdoor climbing equipment).

Sleep policy: Children do not share linen and are physically checked at least every seven minutes and times recorded.  

Daily information: There are daily records kept of nappy changes, sleep times, bottles and what children have had for morning and afternoon tea and lunch.  For children under 1, more detail is recorded in a small book.  Parents can also use this book to communicate with teachers anything that has happened at home (e.g. a restless night’s sleep).

Kakapo Daily Routine

7:00 am:  Centre opens

8:30 am: Outdoor area is opened and set up/free play inside and outside

9:00 am: Nappy changing

9:20 am: Mat time

 9:30 am: Morning tea

10:30 am: Inside and outside activities and experiences

11:00 am: Nappy changing

11:15 am: Tidy up time

11:30 am: Lunch

11:45 am: Sleep time                                           

 2:00 pm: Nappy changing

 2:30 pm: Mat time (flexible)

 2:30/2:40 pm: Afternoon tea

 3:00 pm: Inside and outside activities and experiences

 4:00 pm: Nappy changing

 4:20 pm: Tidy up time

 4:30 pm:  Mat time

 5:00 pm:  Indoor quiet activities

  • Puzzles
  • Stories
  • Songs
  • Reflecting on the day with nga tamariki

 6:00 pm:  Centre closes

Tuatara Daily Routine

7:00 am: Centre opens

8:00 am: Free play inside and outside

9:00 am: Nappy changing

9:15 am: Mat time

9:30 am: Morning tea

9:45 am: Indoor and outdoor facilitated play and learning experiences

11:00 am: Nappy changing

11:10 am: Get children ready for sleep

11.20 am: Mat time

11:30 am: Lunch

12:00 pm: Sleep time

2:00 pm: Nappy changing

2:15 pm: Mat time (flexible)

2:30 pm: Afternoon tea

3:00 pm: Indoor and outdoor facilitated play and learning experiences

4:00 pm: Nappy changing

4:20 pm: Tidy up outside/children come inside

4:30 pm: Late snack and water

4:45 pm: Mat time

5:00 pm: Indoor play

  • Puzzles
  • Books
  • Soft toys

6:00 pm: Centre closes

Toddlers (Pukeko and Tui Rooms)

Equipped for our 2 to 4 year olds, the teacher/child ratios in our Toddler rooms is 1:8 or lower and rooms are licensed for up to 30 children.  Rooms are well resourced with a wide range of activities designed to facilitate positive learning outcomes for children.  Children and parents are supported with toilet training and through consultation, a routine is agreed. We provide a readiness checklist and guidelines to help parents.  Our toileting areas are built with small children in mind and are fitted with small toilets and handwashing facilities at children’s height. 

Daily routine: The daily routine consists of age appropriate activities and experiences designed to stimulate and challenge thinking and build independence.  Teachers tap into children’s interests to incorporate literacy and maths into daily activities.  Extracurricular activities include weekly music classes to extend children’s learning and development and are funded by Lollipops Educare. Playball is also offered for $10 per week.

Sleep policy: Children do not share linen; sleep is from 12.30 to 2.30pm. Teachers remain in the room during this time, for those that do not sleep it is a rest time.

Pukeko Daily Routine

7:00 am:  Centre opens

8:45 am:  Toileting and nappy changing/open up outdoors

9:40 am: Tidy up time

9:50 am: Mat time

10:00 am: Morning tea

10:30 am: Inside and outside experiences

10:45 am: Toileting and nappy changing

11:45 am: Tidy up time

11:50 am:  Mat time

12:00 pm:  Lunch/setting up the beds

12:30 pm: Sleep time                                           

2:15 pm: Toileting/nappy changing

2:45 pm: Tidy up time

2:50 pm: Mat time (flexible)

3:00 pm:  Afternoon tea

3:30 pm: Inside and outside experiences

3:45 pm: Toileting and nappy changing

4:30 pm: Outside tidy up time

4:45 pm: Inside tidy up time

5:10 pm: Indoor quiet activities/Mat time

  • Puzzles
  • Stories
  • Songs
  • Reflecting on the day

 5:20 pm: Late snack

 6:00 pm: Centre closes

Tui Daily Routine

7:00 am: Centre opens

9:00 am: Nappies and toileting/free play inside and outside

9:40 am: Tidy up time

9:50 am: Mat time

10:00 am: Morning tea

10:30 am: Free play inside and outside

11:00 am: Nappies and toileting

11:45 am: Tidy up time

12:00 pm: Lunchtime

12:30 pm: Sleep time

2:00 pm: Nappies and toileting

3:00 pm: Afternoon tea

3:30 pm: Free play inside and outside

4:00 pm: Nappies and toileting

4:45 pm: Outdoor tidy up

5:00 pm: Indoor tidy up

5:15 pm: Drinking water for children

5:30 pm: Quiet mat time

6:00 pm: Centre closes

Preschoolers (Kiwi Room)

The Kiwi room is where our 4 to 5 year olds prepare to transition to primary school.  Our teacher/child ratio is 1:8 and the room is licensed for up to 30 children.  The environment is well resourced and provides challenges and support for preschoolers widening interests and the development of key social competencies.

Daily routine: The daily routine is semi structured with age appropriate activities and experiences designed to challenge and expand their capabilities and problem solving skills as they get ready to transition to school.  Our Rising Fives programme fosters school readiness in preschoolers and a school readiness profile is incorporated into their individual development plan. Teachers extend children’s interests in literacy, maths and the wider world by providing experiences linked to these. Extracurricular activities include weekly music classes to extend children’s learning and development. These are funded by Lollipops Educare. Playball is also available for $10 a week.

Kiwi Daily Routine

7:00 am: Centre opens/indoor play   

8:00 am: Hazard check (outdoor)

8:30 am: Outdoor/indoor play

9:30 am: Tidy up

9:40 am: Mat time

10:00 am: Morning tea

10:30 am: Indoor/outdoor free play

11:30 am: Tidy up time

11:40 am: Mat time

12:00 pm: Lunch time

12:40 pm: Story time

1:00 pm: ‘Pathways to school’ group

1:30 pm: Indoor/outdoor free play

2:30 pm: Tidy up

2:40 pm: Mat time

3:00 pm: Afternoon tea

3:40 pm: Meditation time

3:50 pm: Indoor/outdoor free play

4:45 pm: Tidy up

4:50 pm: Sharing news about their day/about artwork

5:15 pm: Late snack

5:30 pm: Indoor play/quiet activities/story time

6:00 pm: Centre closes

Note :

1:30 - 2:10 pm (Wed): Playball

1:30 - 2:00 pm (Thu): Dance and music