Whilst we believe that the home setting provides the absolute best for Early Childhood Care and Education we also recognise the importance of children spending small amounts of time in larger group settings. For this reason, we do have an exciting and fun programme in our local community.
We run two playgroups per week which always incorporate the magic of storytelling and the wonderful stimulation of music.
Twice a month we hit Petone beach. A great opportunity to let the children blow off some steam while we explore our fabulous harbour and get sandy toes!
Held once a month at our Friday playgroup, laughter yoga is a fantastic way to teach relaxation and mindfulness while we all belly laugh until it hurts!
Each week we let you know about local library storytimes for babies and toddlers. Libraries are a wonderful resource, especially during the winter months, and these events are the perfect way to encourage literacy curiosity and a lifelong love of books.
On the last Friday of each month we welcome a storyteller to our Friday playgroup. Letting children disappear into their imaginations as they engage with spoken stories is a deeply enriching experience.
For half an hour every week we run a super-fun ball skills session to encourage socialisation and to develop hand/eye co-ordination and gross motor skills.