Nutrition

Learning Tree Apollo Drive in Rosedale provides freshly made and cooked meals for children at our childcare centre each day – all year round. We see this as a special opportunity that allows us to not only provide nourishing food but educate children about healthy food choices and relationships with food.

Teachers do regular baking with the children, which provides them opportunities to engage and learn a range of food preparations skills and fine motor movements such as pouring, sifting, spooning. It is a great hands on sensory experience for children to develop independence through self-help skills, practice simple maths as they measure and count quantities. The children feel a great sense of pride in preparing their own morning or afternoon tea.

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Additional Benefits

Parents love the rich sense of community at Learning Tree, and our curriculum reflects our philosophy for strong relationships. We absolutely love coming together with our tamariki, whānau and community to strengthen our relationships with one another.

At Learning Tree Apollo Drive, Rosedale, we love to celebrate! Whether it be a national week, cultural celebration, a calendar date or a themed dress up day. Some of the events on our annual calendar include Chinese New Year, Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana, Saint Patrick’s Day, Samoan Language week, Matariki Maori New Year, Tongan Language Week and Diwali.

Excursions

Our children enjoy walks where they can get out and explore locally. Other places our kaiako and children love to visit are our local shops and we often have our local community join us in centre for visits and enhance our children’s knowledge about people, places, things and events.

Portfolios & Storypark

We use an awesome app called Storypark, which allows whānau to follow their child’s early learning journey and to ensure you don’t miss out on important centre communications.

Photos, videos and audio capture your child’s learning so you never miss a treasured moment again. You and your family can also feel more engaged in your child’s development, and you decide who you would like to invite to experience your childs learning journey with you. A perfect way to share those special moments with loved ones down the line or overseas.

Although we love to use Storypark as an online platform to communicate with parents, we also use paper portfolios for each child.

Children enjoy finding their paper portfolio and reflecting on their past activities at the centre. It is a fantastic way for children to engage in self-recognition and reflect on their personal development, as well as being a treasured keepsake for their 21st Birthday!

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Contact us or drop into our childcare on Apollo Drive, Rosedale. We’d love to hear from you.

Here at Learning Tree Apollo Drive, we understand that your child’s education and care is a priority and that choosing the right early childhood centre can be a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. Feel welcome to contact us in whichever way is most convenient for you, or visit our Rosedale childcare centre and meet our teachers.