The Patiki Room | Montessori (ages 20 months – 3 ½ years)

The Patiki Room caters for children aged between 2 – 3 years old and is open between 8.30am- 3.00pm daily.   The classroom environment is welcoming and inviting with a small class size and higher teacher to child ratio, allowing for child-lead play through a Montessori Inspired Philosophy in both the outside and inside environments, which is designed to promote individual and social play opportunities.  The Teaching Team is made up of a Room Leader and two Teachers.

We believe in giving each child the opportunity to learn at their own pace, while being supported and extended in a genuine and loving way, while working in partnership with whānau to achieve the best learning opportunity for your child.

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Transition

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.

Communication

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.