Our Nursery-Under 2's
With renovations completed in the December holidays we are enjoying the new spacious Under 2 environment, with a dedicated ratio of no more then 4 children with 1 teacher, we are enjoying a day filled with exploration and discovery for our littlest learners. With a programme based entirely around the needs of the individual child we will ensure, routines at home are continued while providing opportunities to learn through play alongside children of the same or similar age.
Those aged 2 and older are part of our Preschool learning space, they are encouraged to explore and discover following their unique learning journey with the support of their teachers close at hand. Our small setting allows for us to come together for Kai and Mat times and we use these opportunities to encourage the younger children learning from the older children, we encourage our Tamariki to work together promoting respect and care for ourselves, each other and our environment.
Transition to School
Being close at hand to our local Rakaia primary school gives us plenty of opportunities to be part of the new entrant classroom setting. We aim to have weekly visits into the classroom setting from the age of 4.5 and work closely with the local Kahui Ako ensuring we can provide the skills needed encouraging a lifelong journey of learning from ECE right through to high school with all our nearby Schools as well. With our transition programme underway we are enjoying weekly visits to the new entrant classroom and a focus on learning together in small group settings.