Our centre is located just moments away from Papamoa Beach – sometimes we can even hear the waves crashing as they roll into the shore! We're committed to creating a stimulating, safe and nurturing environment for your children to learn and grow during their early years.
Our centre is located just moments away from Papamoa Beach – sometimes we can even hear the waves crashing as they roll into the shore! Our kaiako place a strong emphasis on building a sense of community among our tamariki and centre whānau. Every Friday, we have a special tradition where we come together in the ‘Hive’ as a centre to have some fun and celebrate recent events. We believe it's vital for our tamariki and kaiako to feel connected and supported by their peers.
Our kaiako place a strong emphasis on building a sense of community among our tamariki and centre whānau. Every Friday, we have a special tradition where we come together in the ‘Hive’ as a centre to have some fun and celebrate recent events. We believe it's vital for our tamariki and kaiako to feel connected and supported by their peers.
Nutrition is so important for young children as it is directly linked to all aspects of their growth and development. Our kitchen is the heart of our daycare centre in Papamoa Beach, where our talented chef creates healthy, well-balanced and nutritious meals. Food is minimally processed, avoiding recipes that are high in added sugar, instead using fresh, real and wholesome ingredients.
On a specified day, we have a centre-wide Lunch Box Day. The children thoroughly enjoy this, and it promotes independence and encourage self-help skills in preparation for school.
The Nest 0-2 years | In our Nest space when a child first joins our room, they are given the opportunity to choose the teacher they feel most comfortable with to settle them in. We ensure that all teachers support the child in their settling-in process and mirror each other's approaches to avoid any confusion for the child when their main teacher may not be in centre. We maintain an open partnership with parents and focus our approach with a ‘daycare’ lens of providing opportunities for messy, gloopy fun. We believe in providing our youngest tamariki with opportunities to explore their natural interests through messy play and art activities, as it’s important that our youngest tamariki have access to similar materials as our older children to prepare them for their progression into our older space.
The Hive 2-4 years | At our centre, we focus on cause-and-effect activities that help children develop their social and emotional skills, teaching them how to work together effectively. Our curriculum is designed to be child-led, and we set individual development plans based on their current interests and fostering curiosity. We prepare activities that are tailored to their needs and abilities.
The Bumblebees 4-5 years | In our Bumblebees room we provide tamariki with a space where they can have autonomy over their activities, allowing them to choose what they want to participate in and when they want to do it. We also organise excursions that help support their pre-literacy skills for school, allowing them to pursue activities that interest them. We focus on teaching self-help skills and accountability for belongings, creating a mini primary school experience that is not forced but rather promotes independence and responsibility all whilst having fun!