Our Rooms

Learning Adventures Rotorua operates across three separate buildings each designed to cater for different ages and stages.

Kiwis

Our Kiwi building provides warm, nurturing spaces for our infants and toddlers to grow and thrive. Rooms here include our safe and homely Kiwi Nursery for babies, and our vibrant and engaging Kiwi Toddlers area. Each has a gorgeous outdoor area with sandpits, planter boxes, age appropriate activities and plenty of shade.

Nursery Daily Routine

Everything is on floor level for our infants and children’s routines from home are followed and respected. Each morning the room is set up with little stations, and children can choose where they want to play as they settle in for the day. Free play and free choices are encouraged throughout the day, and resources are changed up throughout the day to keep children interested. There are lots of cuddles and communication too – both of which are very important for children’s wellbeing.

Mealtimes:

9:00 am: Morning tea

11:30 am: Lunch

2:00 pm: Afternoon tea

Food is available throughout the day to cater for our little grazers. Our smallest babies sit on the teachers’ knees for food, and all children are held for their bottles. Our older children sit at tables to eat. The tables and chairs are at the ideal height to cater for infants, thus encouraging independence and ensuring safety.

Toddlers Daily Routine

Interesting activities are set up first thing in the morning to encourage quiet settling in time for the children. As the weather warms up, we set up our inside outside flow, enabling children to choose where they want to be throughout the day.

9:00 am: Morning tea

11:30 am: Lunch time

12:00 pm: Sleep time

1:30 – 2:00 pm: Afternoon tea

Food is available throughout the day. Nappy changing and toileting starts at 9:00 am and continues on at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Changes are also carried out as needed throughout the day, and nappies are checked again before children go home. Children who are toilet training are encouraged to use the toilet regularly.

In the Kiwi Toddlers Room, we encourage children’s independence. Children thrive and gain confidence here, secure in the knowledge that they have teachers here to support them.

Keas

An inspiring space that provides a great learning environment for mixed ages, our Keas building caters for 2-5 year olds and is located at 6 Tryon Street.

Daily Routine

We start the day off here with quiet activities. Each teacher has an area to supervise, and they introduce activities and new experiences, based around children’s interests.

9:00 am: Morning tea

11:45 am: Lunch

12:30 pm: Afternoon sleep for those who need it

2:30 pm: Afternoon tea

4:30 pm: Late snack

Nappies are checked every two hours; children toilet training are encouraged to go to the toilet hourly.

Tuis

Well-resourced to optimise growth and learning, our Tuis building is also designed for our busy 2 – 5 year olds and is located at 21 Sala Street.

Daily Routine

We start the day off here with quiet activities. Each teacher has an area to supervise, and they introduce activities and new experiences, based around children’s interests.

9:00 am: Morning tea

11:45 am: Lunch

12:30 pm: Afternoon sleep for those who need it

2:30 pm: Afternoon tea

4:30 pm: Late snack

Nappies are checked every two hours; children toilet training are encouraged to go to the toilet hourly.