Our Rooms

Learning Adventures Maeroa is a small, intimate early childhood centre for 2 to 5 year olds, with just 27 children. All ages play and learn together in a nurturing and vibrant shared space. This provides invaluable opportunities for children to forge strong relationships and learn from one another.

Daily Routine

8:00 am: Centre opens, and children start arriving to a warm and friendly environment. Activities are set up on the tables, time for greetings and conversations with whanau.

9:00 am:   Free play activities inside and outside, children have small group sessions with teachers during this time, planned activities incorporating group and individual interests.

10:15 am:  Rolling morning tea is served for half an hour and includes fresh fruit/crackers/cheese/hummus. Children eat when they wish during this time while activities continue. Group times are facilitated, and we focus on extending our children’s interests.

11:15 am: Nappy changing time and support with toileting (although this is continuous during the day).

11:30 am: Clean up time. The cue (music) is played to give children an indication that activities will finish for the morning. Everyone helps tidy up and reset the areas for the afternoon.

11:45 am: Mat time – songs, stories, puppets, games, sharing events, news and having fun. Karakia is sung before we wash hands and eat kai.

12:00 pm: Lunch time at the kai tables – children bring lunchboxes and sit with the teachers for half an hour enjoying their lunch, social interactions with their friends, and focusing on good nutrition. We have a Healthy Heart award and use kai time to discuss healthy eating options.

12:30 pm: The afternoon begins with planned activities inside and outside, children move around as they wish, small group activities are facilitated – extension of children’s interests and open-ended opportunities for learning in a mixed age group setting.

2:00 pm: Rolling afternoon tea (children can finish their lunch box food; fresh fruit is also available). Nappy changing, and toileting support.

3:00 pm: Clean up time inside and outside. Children and teachers all help to tidy up and reset areas of play ready for the next day. Animals are fed and cared for by the children.

3:15 pm: Mat time for the remaining children – stories and quiet activities inside.

5:00 pm: Centre closes for the day.

Centre opens, and children start arriving to a warm and friendly environment. Activities are set up on the tables, time for greetings and conversations with whanau.

9:00 am:  Free play activities inside and outside, children have small group sessions with teachers during this time, planned activities incorporating group and individual interests.

10:15 am:  Rolling morning tea is served for half an hour and includes fresh fruit/crackers/cheese/hummus. Children eat when they wish during this time while activities continue. Group times are facilitated, and we focus on extending our children’s interests.

11:15 am: Nappy changing time and support with toileting (although this is continuous during the day).

11:30 am: Clean up time. The cue (music) is played to give children an indication that activities will finish for the morning. Everyone helps tidy up and reset the areas for the afternoon.

11:45 am: Mat time – songs, stories, puppets, games, sharing events, news and having fun. Karakia is sung before we wash hands and eat kai.

12:00 pm: Lunch time at the kai tables – children bring lunchboxes and sit with the teachers for half an hour enjoying their lunch, social interactions with their friends, and focusing on good nutrition. We have a Healthy Heart award and use kai time to discuss healthy eating options.

12:30 pm: The afternoon begins with planned activities inside and outside, children move around as they wish, small group activities are facilitated – extension of children’s interests and open-ended opportunities for learning in a mixed age group setting.

2:00 pm: Rolling afternoon tea (children can finish their lunch box food; fresh fruit is also available). Nappy changing, and toileting support.

3:00 pm: Clean up time inside and outside. Children and teachers all help to tidy up and reset areas of play ready for the next day. Animals are fed and cared for by the children.

3:15 pm: Mat time for the remaining children – stories and quiet activities inside.

5:00 pm: Centre closes for the day.