The space is named after the Kawaupaka which is so named due to their movements being likened to a group of warriors advancing to face their enemy. This name was selected due to the fearlessness and social play we see at this age.
We provide a special space for our children as they start to develop their social skills. We support childhood learning with a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and supportive of all children during this age of discovery and wonder.
For new children, we refrain from setting a limit of transition visits, instead, we use an individualised approach and encourage our parents to bring their children in for as many visits as they feel comfortable with and we are very flexible with this.
Children transitioning from our Pūkeko space will have regular accompanied visits to get familiar with their new environment and meet their new friends, ensuring this is a positive step in their learning journey. Our Transition Policy is available by asking a member of the team.
As well as daily face-to-face catch ups about your child’s day at drop off and pick up time, we use Storypark to share photos, videos and audio of your child’s development so you never miss out on those special moments. Storypark also offer a handy mobile app so can have updates right to your smartphone.