Fern (0-1 years) 

Learning Tree Apollo Drive work alongside our families and whānau members in supporting your child’s daily routines and care, while they are here with us at Learning Tree. Through our care and rituals we embrace the Reggio and RIE approaches and methodology. Our Fern room value respectful communication and interactions that are calm and unrushed, our Kaiako are partners in your Children’s learning processes.

Environment

Our Fern room is a homely, warm and inviting room with friendly teachers who are passionate for this age group. Fern boasts a calm environment, which is well resourced with age appropriate and ‘real’ items. Infants at our Rosedale daycare are encouraged to gain confidence in their bodies, while exploring the environment around them. With our resources, tamariki are able to gain an understanding of the world they live in, it encourages open-ended learning, and involves sensory development. Fern room has a beautiful outdoor environment, enriched with daily activities including the use of the sandpit and garden..

Transition

We encourage 3 settling visits, approximately 1 week before your child’s start date to ensure a smooth and settled transition for both you and your child. We welcome parents to stay for the first visit. Our Kaiako will talk with you about the best settling plan for your little one.

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Nutrition

Giving bottles are special care times, where we take this time to nurture, sing, hold and support the infants to create a feeling of warmth, connection and aroha. Our Rosedale childcare centre also encourages younger infants to sit at the tables with us, being held by a Kaiako, so they can be part of the experience. We cater to all allergies/nutritional/cultural needs.

Communication

For children aged 0-12 months, we provide you with a communication journal so our teachers in the Nursery can keep you updated with daily information about your childs day.  We also use Storypark to share photos, videos and audio of your child’s development so you never miss out on those treasured milestones.