Welcome to the Caterpillar room. This area is designed for babies/toddlers aged from 0-2 years.
Children’s individual needs and routines will be met so that continuity between home and day care are maintained.
We have a gated off area for our babies and within this safe environment they can enjoy tummy time and gazing out the window.
We have comfy corners where the children can enjoy reading books either on the ground, on very comfy cushions or on the couch catching some sun. There are plenty of resources available and space is not an issue.
The kai area is in full view of what everyone else is doing. Children will not feel that they are missing out. There is a karakia for kai times, but it will be a rolling morning/afternoon tea. A healthy morning/afternoon tea is provided by the centre.
Stationed in the middle of the room is a boundary exploring fort, this is where children start to develop their gross motor skills.
Experiences are planned daily, based on children’s interests. These will be implemented in a way so that children will engage freely within the environment. Children are also encouraged to use both indoor and outdoor environments freely.
As all children are different teachers will plan accordingly. Some children may need sleep or kai earlier or later and this is why we encourage rolling meal times and flexibility in our day.
Once they are ready, they move up into the Chrysalis room, Te Rūma Raukatauri.