Learning Adventures Upper Hutt

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Our Story

We are fortunate to be in the CBD, and right across the road from the Library and Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre, both places we regularly visit with our children.  We are able to take our children for walks within the CBD, meaning they can make connections between what they see when they are out with their whanau and what we are doing within the centre.

Our centre is made up of four rooms

Our infant room is a low key yet inspiring place to learn. We strive to communicate with our young children, we use baby sign to enhance communication and have no adult size furniture at all. The teachers are on the floor at the children’s level, supporting them in their challenges. We have no highchairs, the children gather and eat at small tables and those who can’t sit on their own sit on a teacher’s knee to eat, ensuring quality interactions. Each infant is following their own routine form home.

Our toddler room, is a busy yet calm environment, set up to inspire imaginative play. The children are given time, space and the support to learn alongside others. While building relationships they are exploring their own physical and emotional boundaries and also the boundaries of those around them, and the teachers are supporting them in finding ways to express themselves, while developing communication. The teachers enjoy spending time with the children at their level, while they explore open-ended imagination inspiring equipment.

Our three year old room is a busy environment in which our children are enjoying asserting their independence. The children explore and learn through play, as they spend the day alongside their peers. They are learning to work and play together, through imaginative play, creative play and through the introduction or some structure during mat times. We aim to maintain a sense of calm throughout the day. Children learn in a happy organised environment.

Our four year old room is an environment rich in literacy, in which the children are supported in their interests while learning through play. They are challenged to think outside the square and develop working theories for the world around them. Children are exploring skills which will support them in preparing for school. They are learning to self-regulate while developing skills in self-management.

ERO Report

The Education Review Office (ERO) is the New Zealand government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services. ERO’s reports are used by parents, teachers, early childhood education managers, school principals and trustees, and by government policy makers.

Early childhood services are reviewed on average once every three years. Reviews will be more frequent where the performance of a school or centre is poor and there are risks to the education and safety of the students, or less frequent where a school has a stable reporting history and demonstrates good self-review processes and use of its assessment information.

You can read our centre’s ERO review here.

Centre Information

Centre Hours:

Monday – Friday
Full Days - 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Half Days - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:45 am - 3:15 pm (three and four year olds)

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday Closed

Ages Catered For:

3 Months - 5 Years