Our Rooms

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

Kiwis (18months - 3 years)

In our Kiwi Toddler room we have 5 beautiful Kaiako (teachers) that provide equal opportunities for our tamariki. In our room, we provide an environment that is inviting, fun, respectful, and safe for all tamariki. Through children’s interests, we look at our areas of play through internal assessment to ensure that we are helping our tamariki to achieve/extend their learning through their play. It is our desire that we adhere to whanau aspirations for their tamariki, that all whanau and tamariki feel a sense of belonging, and to create an atmosphere where our tamariki can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially as a whanau, to meet their full potential. Our kiwi toddler room value diversity and strive to build positive relationships with whanau and community to provide a healthy and inclusive environment with positive guidance that allows our tamariki to make their own choices, and let them discover their wairua (spirit), to become the confident, competent Taonga (treasure) they are destined to be!

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 (3-5 years)

The Kea Room at Learning Adventures Rotorua comprises of 5 full time teachers who have been together for just over 2 years and because of this we can provide a strong foundation for supporting children’s play. Our room is built under 4 strong, guiding principles of Collaboration, Respect and Family & Community from the long-standing relationships we have with our teachers, the area, and the whanau. These guiding principles are linked strongly to our Centre Philosophy. We provide an environment that is open to children’s interpretations where they can be curious, create and investigate using resources such as Messy play, Clay, Playdough Slime, Sand and Water. Other open-ended resources include, but not limited to, Family Play, Art and crafts, Blocks (Small and large), Magnetics and Science Exploration. Our science area is extended by our weekly bush walks to the redwoods where the children’s imaginations come to life through real-life experiences. We have a well thought out literacy area that suits all the children’s different learning levels. The children are the central focus for us as a centre and as such we provide individualized programming that is created with the parents/Whanau and child’s aspirations at heart.

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.

Parent Library

At learning adventures Rotorua we have a parent library where parents can sit when their child/children are coming for pre-visits.

Our books are also available for our parents/whanau to take home, all you need to do is sign them out then sign them back in also have school information 

In our parent library for those of you who's children are just about to turn 5 we have school information available too!