UNDER 2 YEARS- Tui Whare

We are now taking enrolments for 2017 so come visit us at Island Bay Childcare and meet our Room Leader Karen. She has been leading the Tui Whare for over 5 years.

BENEFITS OF ISLAND BAY CHILDCARE

ONE-ON-ONE CARE

We have a high ratio of teacher to children to allow for attentive
one-on-one care and learning opportunities.
The Tui Whare cares for and teaches children aged 6 months to 2 years.

NURTURING APPROACH

Our teachers take a nurturing approach and are responsive. They recognise and respond to children’s verbal and non-verbal cues.

NUTRITION

Our trained cook has been providing nutritious interesting meals since our center opened over 5 years ago.
She can prepare a healthy alternative for your child to suit whatever their needs may be.

ABOUT UNDER 2 YEARS

CHOICE BASED APPROACH

At Island Bay Childcare, we respect children’s wants, likes and dislikes and act accordingly.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

We are acutely aware of the language skills of the under 2’s age group and form close relationships so that verbal communication is not the only means of communication between child and teacher.

CAREGIVER SYSTEM

We have a relaxed key caregiver system where teachers form close relationships with the parent/whanau and incorporate as much of the home routines into our daily routines. There is a continuous level of communication between the teacher and the family to ensure they feel valued and respected.

TRANSITION

When children reach 2 years of age, teachers consult with families to prepare them and the child, to transition to our over 2’s Kiwi Whare. Our under 2’s children receive priority for spaces in the Kiwi Whare.

NEED SUPPORT?

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

ISLAND BAY CHILDCARE PROGRAMME

Our programme’s progress at the child’s speed and supports their achievement of developmental milestones. The programme follows the child’s interests and the children are asked for their opinions and make their own choices. Exploration is promoted in every activity as the child develops a greater understanding of their own capabilities. Children are never placed into positions they cannot get out of themselves and independence is always encouraged whenever possible.

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 to 1.00pm Or 1.00pm to 6.00pm

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