3½-5 YEARS

Sharon has been leading the Pukeko classroom since it was established in 2015. Sharon brings years of leadership experience to the team and is incredibly passionate about relationships with the children and their families.

BENEFITS OF ISLAND BAY CHILDCARE

OPEN PLAN CLASSROOM

A beautiful open plan classroom designed specifically for the needs of older children with many different interest areas created to engage and teach children.

RESPONSIBILITY

Fabulous kaiako room leader Sharon who ensures children are always given a choice when a decision needs to be made. They are encouraged to learn about making the right choice and understanding how their actions affect others.

TRANSITION TO SCHOOL PROGRAMME

We offer a inspiring and child led programme to support all Pukeko children to prepare for primary school. This is based on Te Whariki (the ECE Curriculum) and the NZ Curriculum (their primary school curriculum).

ABOUT 3½-5 YEARS

SUPPORT YOUNGER FRIENDS

Children support younger friends through a buddy system of Tuakana Teina where one child (who may be more experienced or older) supports the (lesser experienced or younger) child to settle in, and learn about their new environment.

MONITOR’ ROLES

Children in the Pukeko room take on ‘monitor’ roles to support the teachers and develop their leadership skills through responsibility.

INDEPENDENT DISCOVERY

The Pukeko room has a semi structured routine with mat times, taonga time, group times, project work and independent discovery time.

ADVENTURE

They have an inspiring adventure playground which was designed to challenge and extend their skills whilst most importantly, having fun!

NEED SUPPORT?

We can support you with your application for WINZ subsides contact Island Bay Childcare and we can give you the support you need.

ISLAND BAY CHILDCARE WHARE PROGRAM

Our Programme is designed to ensure the learning, development and the experiences provided for children are interconnected, that there are expansion opportunities for different age levels and that the strands and goals are woven with different content emphasies.

FULL DAY

From: 7.30am to 6.00pm

We offer the 20 hours ECE scheme for full day enrolments
We have a minimum booking of 2 days per week

SHORT DAY

From 8.30am to 3.30pm

Limited spaces
We offer the 20 hours ECE scheme for short day enrolments
We have a minimum booking of 2 days per week.

SESSIONAL HOURS

From 8.00am-1.00pm
or 1pm-6pm

Limited spaces
We offer the 20 hours ECE scheme for short day enrolments
We have a minimum booking of 2 days per week.