Our purpose built childcare centre, which is located at 143 White Swan Road has been running for over a year now. The location is very strategic as it is easily approachable from Mt Roskill Hillsborough, Lynfield and Blockhouse Bay.
The early learning centre incorporates restoration of Turret House (Brooks House), which was on site since 1913. Turret House is now in the loving hands of the children of New Zealand.
The centre is licensed for 105 children, with a license for 25 children under two years of age and 80 children over 2 years of age. The children at the centre have the opportunity to spend time in the Manuka Room (0 to 2 years), Kowhai Room (2 to 3 years) Pohutakawa Room (3 to 4 years) and Kauri Room (4 to 5 years).
The teaching team is strongly inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. Our centre environment is very unique and acts as the third teacher for the child. The educators encourage open-ended learning through provocations they provide within the centre environment. The identity of the capable and competent learner is visible throughout the centre. Strong relationships with children and their whanau are fostered and we actively work towards engaging with the community.
Projects are explored as vehicles of learning. These projects originate from children’s conversations, ongoing interests and open-ended provocations.
We welcome you into our beautiful learning space.
Feel free to call and speak with our friendly team to book a visit.
Current Learning Possibilities:
We welcome back and wish all our Whanau a Happy New Year. We look forward to our 2021 journey with our families. 2020 was a turbulent year which has impacted on each and everyone in some form or another. Our relationships between family and Kaiako become a vital point to maintain effective communication throughout these times.
The teaching team, alongside the families and children, will continue to focus on the concept of Relationship, extending it to the wider community, for this year.
This year’s umbrella concept is about “EMPATHY” in which each room has continuously been discovering, exploring and learning in different aspects.
According to renowned psychologists Daniel Goleman and Paul Ekman, empathy have three components namely cognitive, emotional and compassionate. Children learn empathy both from watching others and from experiencing it. When we show empathy to children, they develop trust, confident, comfort and secure relationships. Also, adapting to the values and modelling positive behaviour from parents, teachers and friends, helps children build their empathy for others.
Ehara taku toa i te toa
takitahi engari he toa
(My strength is not that of
an individual but that of
2 April 2021: Good Friday (Closed)
5 April 2021: Easter Monday (Closed)
7 May 2021: Mothers Day Celebrations