Picture a place where your little one gets to explore, create, and learn through play and collaboration. In our Reggio Emilia-inspired centre, our Kaiako act as facilitators, guiding children's learning and supporting their interests and ideas. The environment is designed to be sensory-rich, with natural materials and open-ended resources.
Our centre has 3 amazing rooms supporting our future tamariki - Kaakano (0-2 Years), Koohura (2-3.5 Years) and Mahuri (3.5-6 Years). Tamariki get to be curious and experiment, discovering new things every day! This approach recognises that every child is unique and capable of learning in their own way. So why not join in on the fun and watch your child grow into a confident, curious learner where we value your aspirations as the child’s first teachers building responsive reciprocal partnerships with whānau.
In our Reggio Emilia-inspired environment, our physical spaces are carefully designed to provoke curiosity, creativity, and engagement. Our Kaiako act as facilitators, observing and documenting children's interests and ideas, and then using those observations to guide further learning experiences.
Open-ended materials play a crucial role in our environments, as they provide tamariki with endless possibilities for exploration, creativity, and problem-solving. Such as Natural objects, sparking imaginative play and inspiring questions about the environment, Loose parts like recycled materials for sorting, counting or imaginative play or art supplies where tamariki can express their ideas and emotions, and develop fine motor skills!
We love being apart of our community and going on regular excursions to places such as ST Andrews Resthome, Cambridge Library, House of Wonder Vegetable Garden and more!
Chat with us to hear about our centre philosophy ~ Nurturing curious explorers through relationships and wonder.
Our inhouse cook provides freshly made meals for children each day using our Nourish menus and recipes, based on the New Zealand Heart Foundation Tohu Manawa Ora | Healthy Heart Award for Early Learning Centres. We believe that through nourishing food, children are fueled to thrive physically and mentally, whilst enjoying the benefits of coming together and connecting as a group at mealtimes.
Kaakano (0-2 Years) - We believe it is important in being able to provide an environment that is enriched by “loving, kindness, nurturing and responsive care’ which switches on and releases children’s full emotional, intellectual, and spiritual potential as we provide an authentic environment of respectful practice guided by the RIE philosophy of Magda Gerber.
Koohura (2-3.5 Years) - As your child transitions to toddlers, you will see increased independence and more curious questions. We provide a curious environment where we look through the lens of Rose Pere’s Te Wheke model for our project learning. Giving children an environment where they can express themselves through 100 languages.
Mahuri (3.5-6 Years) - The preschool years provide a stepping stone to support your child’s in preparation for school and their learning life. We weave school readiness and desired learning outcomes into our daily learning. Exposing children to an abundance of learning opportunities involving nature, literacy, numeracy, science, emotional development, confidence-building, social engagement and more
House of Wonder is a welcoming place, with wonderful teachers and awesome facilities. The children and teachers alike seem genuinely happy to be there.
Such a wonderful daycare!! The most amazing & genuine staff, wonderful environment for the kids to learn in with lots of indoor and outdoor activities and space. The chef on site makes nutritious meals for the kids, with veggies from the garden. Highly recommend.
This is a beautiful centre with large indoor and outdoor spaces. The centre is a home away from home where I love the natural resources, being able to view and hear the native birds and trees with its surrounding bush. The staff are welcoming and friendly. A beautiful place to come not only for the children but parents and staff.