The Kowhai Room (ages 20months – 3 ½ years)
As this age group (2 ½ – 3 ½ years old), tamariki strive for independence. We see learning through play as a journey navigated by your child. It is important to us that this journey be filled with passion, wonder and joy. We believe in providing an aesthetically pleasing environment that is full of loose parts, natural resources, and open-ended materials. We take pride in creating an environment where our toddlers can thrive, be challenged and explore at their own pace. We see navigating through care-routines and continued emotional support as key values in our classroom.
For new children, we encourage 3 settling visits, approximately 2 weeks before your child’s start date to ensure a smooth and settled transition for both you and your child.
Children transitioning from our Kea Room will have regular accompanied visits to get familiar with their new environment and meet their new friends, ensuring this is a positive step in their learning journey. Our Transition Policy is available by asking a member of the team.
As well as daily face-to-face catch ups about your child’s day at drop off and pick up time, we use Storypark to share photos, videos and audio of your child’s development so you never miss out on those special moments. Storypark also offer a handy mobile app so you can have updates right to your smartphone.