Children’s individual needs and routines are met so that continuity between home and daycare are maintained.
We have a gated off area for our babies used as a safe environment where they enjoy tummy time and gazing out the window. We have comfy corners where the children enjoy reading books either on the ground, on very comfy cushions or on the couch catching some sun. Stationed in the middle of the room is a boundary exploring fort, this is where children start to develop their gross motor skills. There are plenty of resources available and space is definitely not an issue.
The kai area is in full view of what everyone else is doing. Children don’t feel that they are missing out. We have a karakia for kai times. A healthy morning and afternoon tea is provided by the centre.
Experiences are planned daily, based on children’s interests. These are implemented in a way that children engage freely within the environment. Children are also encouraged to use both indoor and outdoor environments freely.
Check out photos of our Caterpillar indoor and outdoor spaces below.
In the Caterpillar Room (Rūma Anuhe) we care for babies/toddlers aged zero to two years.
Once they are ready, they move up into our Chrysalis Room (Rūma Raukatauri) which is designed for children mostly aged two to three years depending on their comfort, learning and development.