Pūkeko

Pūkeko are seen as bold, determined and tenacious, characteristics that are evident in this age group of children.

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Our bicultural practice and respectful care for toddlers is a great part of our practice. We support early language development (as this is a rapid time for growth in this area) through implementation of our three national languages, English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language!

Environment

We provide a space for our curious Toddlers within an intimate small group size. Their greater ratios improve comfort.  Our ratios also provide a cosy place for your child to explore their unique nature. We support childhood learning with a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and supportive of all children during this age of discovery and wonder.

               

Transition

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 Pārera space 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.

 

Communication

As well as daily face-to-face catch ups about your child’s day at drop-off or pick-up times, 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.