Children aged 3 - 6 years
Two rooms Whakanui (respectful) - Takohanga (Responsible)

"The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences."

Loris Malaguzzi

As your child turns 3. they become ready to transition to one of the pre-school rooms.  At this age, children are continuing to develop their communication skills and are supported to actively problem solve, work with their peers, become increasingly independent and take an active interest in the world around them.  The room is set up with a different array of resources to foster and support the ongoing development of curiosity, discovery and challenge. 

At 4 years of age, your child will be introduced to a formal literacy and numeracy programme within their respective room.  The focus through small group learning is independent learning, meaning that social competence and the ability to adapt to a changing environment is key.  In preparing children for the next step we support our children to develop confidence, independence, communication and self-regulation skills giving them a bright start to formal learning.