Junior

Our Junior area which is located at the front of the Preschool building on Lyttelton street, caters for 24 children aged approximately two and a half through to approximately three and a half years old. We say approximately, as space and individuality of children is taken into consideration when transitioning between areas within the centre.

This area is attractive and well-resourced with continuous access to both inside and outside areas that allows children to have a free choice of playing environments. We provide a richly resourced curriculum encouraging children’s thinking and learning while they create, imagine and grow in confidence.

Our experienced qualified teachers incorporate Christian values and principles into the daily programme and their relationships with children, families and each other. Children experience both planned and spontaneous experiences and events as teachers recognise and respond to individual interests.

We offer  up to 20 hrs ECE (to all children aged three and over) with a maximum of six hours free per day.
Our fee structure is available onsite, we purposely try to keep our fees low to support our local community families.

DAILY PROGRAMME

Hours: 8.00am – 4.30pm

8.00  Indoor/Outdoor activities in the Nursery area
8.30  Main group starts arriving. Early starters move through to the Junior area.
Indoor /Outdoor Activities *
9.30  Mat time
9.45  Morning Tea
10.00  Indoor/Outdoor activities continue. Toileting and nappy changing.
11.45  Karakia and Waiata time.
11.50  Lunch – Farewell morning-only children **
12.10  Inside/Outside activities. Toileting and nappy changing.
Sleep time for those needing a sleep **
2.00  Mat time
2.15  Afternoon Tea
2.30  Inside/outside activities. Clean up. Farewell children
3.30  Main group leave. All remaining children join together in the Junior area for a combined time.
 * Activities are available during the day as appropriate to
the age of the children attending.
** Sleeping and meal times are flexible depending on the
children’s normal routines.