Whangai means to feed, nourish, bring up, foster, adopt, raise, nurture.
Our whangai space is an enriched environment of love, kindness and calm – true to the nurturing processes of primary caregiving. The flexibility of this space allows tamariki to progress onwards in collaboration with their whanau and primary caregiver.
Awhiawhi means to embrace, cuddle, nurture.
Our Awhiawhi space is true to tamariki led learning and is an environment of support, guidance and freedom of choice. In this room we continue to offer primary caregiving to those who require it and transition tamariki into a key teacher model as they begin to show signs of independence.
Whanake means to move onwards, to move upwards.
Our Whanake space is designed around observing individual goals while acknowledging and embracing whānau aspirations for each tamariki. We encourage tamariki to explore and discover while understanding limits and boundaries on all aspects of indoor and outdoor tamariki led play.
Whakawhitinga means to transition.
Our Whakawhitinga space is true to celebrating all tamariki as being unique individuals, and is where tamariki have the opportunity to discover and learn through free play in small group experiences that incorporate essential skills for a seamless transition to school.