Nursery (0-18 months)

In our nursery environment, we are passionate about providing a safe, secure and nurturing place for children, at all times. It’s important that children feel comfortable and supported as they begin to explore, find their feet and discover the world around them. We respect that parents are the first teachers, so we work closely with you to ensure your child gets the best out of their day. 


We encourage 3 settling visits, approximately 2 weeks before your child’s start date to ensure a smooth and settled transition for both you and your child. We are always happy to work with you on an approach that will work best for you and your child, with your child’s wellbeing being the most important part to this new journey.


Our nursery area is away from the hustle and bustle of the toddlers. This is a homely, quiet environment where it feels like “time stands still.” We know how important one on one time and security is for this age – this is why we have a consistent, caring, loving team with a high staff-child ratio.

We have two nursery sleep rooms that are physically monitored and also have noise and detection monitors that transmit to the main nursery room. Your baby will be given their own cot and linen with is laundered at the centre at least weekly. If they have their own special cuddly, blanket, toy etc we encourage you to bring this with them as we like to follow your home routines as much as we can.


Meals are age appropriate to provide those first tastes and textures.  Giving bottles are special care times, where we take this time to nurture, sing, hold and support the infants to create a feeling of warmth, connection and aroha.


For children aged 0-12 months, we provide you with a communication journal so our teachers in the Nursery can keep you updated with daily information about your childs day.  We also use Storypark to share photos, videos and audio of your child’s development so you never miss out on those treasured milestones.

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