Ruma Fantails

We provide a semi-structured and tamariki initiated programme; catering for individual needs; with a common interest among the group becoming the focus topic.

The tamariki are provided with the opportunity to participate in group learning experiences. As we explore these planned and spontaneous activities in both our spacious indoor and outdoor environments, we write learning stories and anecdotal observations. These are displayed on Storypark and another copy is added to their individual portfolio.

We value a strong relationship between the Bunnies environment and home; we value all contributions, suggestions and involvement from whānau. ‘Teachers have positive, sensitive and responsive relationships with children. They provide a calm and settled environment for children up to the age of two years.’ ERO report 2019

Parallel to tamariki interests, we have an infant based programme run by a small group of qualified kaiako with a passion for infant care and education which focuses on the milestones and well-being of our tamariki. We offer age-appropriate activities that encourage and support infants to reach milestones and learn through play while respecting needs and routines.

During everyday routines, group times and activities, tamariki are learning to be part of a group developing valuable social skills. 

Ratio: 1 (Teacher) kaiako to 4 (Children) tamariki