The Forest Room

The Forest is a room where children are recognised as unique individuals who will experience a learning environment full of exploration and discovery.  Children will be nurtured and supported in their different stages of development, allowing them to build a solid foundation of skills before moving onto the next part of their learning journey.

The Forest room is where relationships are valued and respected.  Our teachers focus on building reciprocal and respectful relationships with our children and their whānau through regular communication and interactions.  Forming authentic relationships is at the heart of our practice, and with the support of familiar and consistent teachers, an environment is created where children feel secure and safe to take risks and be challenged.

We have created a stimulating environment to support the development of toddlers through to school aged children.  Our inside environment is a calm and peaceful room, allowing children a quiet space to play.  Our outdoor environment provides a safe area for children to challenge their abilities, enjoy sensory exploration and explore the wonders of paptūānuku.

Our programme acknowledges the different stages of development of our children.  The learning journey of each child will be guided through their unique interests and strengths and documented in their own profile book.  Topic planning will be motivated by the children, and investigations will be guided by the questions they ask.  Our preschool programme will support children in developing a positive attitude towards learning through planned and spontaneous experiences.  Our programme focuses on a holistic approach, where children learn alongside others and through their play.