The Ruru Room (aged 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 years)

The Ruru Room is for children aged 3 ½ – 6 years of age and has a philosophy is based on the fact that children learn through both play and real life experiences. Children need to be able to experience a wide variety of activities to stimulate and extend their joy in learning. The Ruru Room enables children to learn at their own pace and embraces each child’s own interests and abilities.

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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 Kereru 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.

Transition to School Programme

We believe in building a foundation for children to transition to school as confident, capable learners. We encourage your child to dress themselves independently, pack and unpack their own bags, go to the toilet on their own, wash their hands, sit on the mat, listen and develop social skills and confidence within large groups.

Skills such as writing their name, holding a pencil correctly, counting, recognising letters and numbers are all aspects where we place a strong emphasis on learning experiences each day.