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Scholars Preschool waiuku

Scholars Preschool Waiuku is a smaller centre licensed for 34 children daily. The centre is split into 3 areas/rooms depending on age and stage of the children. We have a babies area from 3 months to around 2 years of age. A middle room, from around 2 years to 4 years of age, and a kindy room, for children aged 4-5 years. Although the centre is split into these 3 age groups we also have many times throughout the day that the children mix together to play. This gives them the opportunity to learn alongside one another and spend time with a variety of different aged children, giving them the opportunity to develop several important life skills, and get to know everyone in the centre, including all the teachers.

We have 7 full time teachers daily, providing a small teacher/child ratio. Teachers stay consistent within the rooms allowing the children and their families to develop strong bonds with their children’s primary caregivers. Our teachers provide an inviting curriculum following topics dependent upon the children’s specific interests which creates a unique learning environment for all children and their families. Our environment is set up daily and changed regularly to allow children to experience all areas of the curriculum.

We have a full time cook who provides a balanced, nutritious menu in accordance with the heart foundations current guidelines. We provide morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack daily.

Our kindy room focuses on school readiness and works with local new entrant teachers within the community to ensure our pre-schoolers are learning the skills they are required to know when they start school.

Our current team of teachers have all been working in the centre for some period of time. Along with our 7 full-time teachers, we have 2 part time teachers, and our centre cook. Our team is led by our Supervisor Fluer, and our centre Manager Stephen.

We are situated on the main road into Waiuku, (Kitchener Rd), about a 5 minute walk from the town centre. Our centre is open from 7am – 6pm Monday to Friday. We offer many different fee options to suit individual family’s needs, and we also offer the 20 ECE hour programme.