The Pukeko Room (15 months – 2 1/2 years)

The Pukeko Room believes that children learn by exploring and playing.  The classroom has a philosophy of letting children be children and learning about their bodies through small and large motor skill based learning opportunities.  The Pukeko Room programme aims to help children find ways to communicate and express themselves, while learning to make friends and play alongside others.

Learning opportunities enjoyed by all children at Little Orchard include painting, collage, cutting, baking, colouring, swimming, story times, singing, dancing and music, pre math skills, messy play, water play, dramatic play, introduction to Te Reo, lots of outdoor fun, developing and extending fine and large motor skills and lots more.

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Environment

For children aged 15 months to 2 ½ years of age the Pukeko Room believes that children learn by exploring and playing. The classroom has a philosophy of letting children be children and learning about their bodies through small and large motor skill based learning opportunities. The Pukeko Room programme aims to help children find ways to communicate and express themselves, while learning to make friends and play alongside others.

Transition

For new children, we encourage 6 settling visits, approximately 2 weeks before your child’s start date to ensure a smooth and settled transition for both you and your child.

Children transitioning from our Kiwi Room 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.

Communication

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 you can have updates right to your smartphone.