Kowhai Centre

Infants & Toddlers (0-2 years)

In our infant & toddler environment, we are passionate about providing a safe, secure and nurturing place for children, at all times. It’s important that children feel comfortable and supported as they begin to explore, find their feet and discover the world around them. We respect that parents are the first teachers, so we work closely with you to ensure your child gets the best out of their day.

Transition

We encourage 3 settling visits, approximately 2 weeks before your child’s start date to ensure a smooth and settled transition for both you and your child. We are always happy to work with you on an approach that will work best for you and your child, with your child’s well-being being the most important part to this new journey.

Environment

Our infants & toddlers have their own space, made up of many loose parts and ‘real’ items, we believe that with these items children are able to gain an understanding of the world they live in, it encourages open-ended learning, and involves sensory development. We have a separate baby area within our Kowhai Centre, providing a space for us to focus on the babies and their important developmental stages. Both centres have a separate, monitored, sleeping room.

Nutrition

Meals are made onsite by our centre cook, 5 days a week. Meals are age appropriate to provide those first tastes and textures.  Giving bottles are special care times, where we take this time to nurture, sing, hold and support the infants to create a feeling of warmth, connection and aroha.

Communication

We use Storypark to share photos, videos and audio of your child’s development so you never miss out on those treasured milestones.

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