Kiwi Room (4 – 5 years)

Kia ora parents/whānau

The Kiwi Room caters for children aged approximately 4 – 5 years. Sometimes we can take children as young as 3 ½ years depending on their readiness.

We provide a programme that supports and challenges this age group’s early learning in the following ways:

  • Relationships with parents/whanau are regarded by us as fundamental to your child’s learning and development, we acknowledge that you know your child best. We encourage and value your input into our daily programme and invite you to spend time with us to support both you and your child’s sense of belonging at Sunny Days
  • Early literacy and numeracy skills are supported with learning experiences that are age appropriate, interesting and challenge what your child already knows
  • Independence is encouraged – part of this is supporting children to be responsible for their own belongings and self-care skills such as toileting
  • Children develop an understanding of the rules of Sunny Days, and the reasons for them
  • Our Tuakana group is designed for those children nearing school age. Ideas for this group are based on the children’s interests and what has been currently observed in new entrants classrooms. It is not about teaching children to write their own name or use scissors, these things happen when your child is ready. The Tuakana group is optional; children are not obliged to be part of this group
  • A small group of children nearing school age are taken (with parental permission) to either Te Awa School or Marewa School once a month for a visit. The purpose of these visits is to familiarise children with a New Entrants classroom and to start their schooling in a positive way. We have close relationships with both these schools
  • We are passionate about supporting the dual heritage of Aotearoa thereby working within the articles of the Treaty of Waitangi in our practices
  • We are also respectful and inclusive of all the cultures that make up our colourfully, delightfully diverse centre

The Kiwi room provides morning and afternoon tea.

We are a team of dedicated, passionate teachers who plan our programme around each child’s strengths and interests.

“Sunny Days children have the opportunity to socialise, learn and have fun and our purpose built environment offers children free access to a wide variety of learning experiences.”