Pohutukawa (3-4 Years)

Our Pohutukawa Kaiako encourage respect and responsibility, not only for others, but also for our environment. We celebrate each child’s uniqueness and support children to understand their identity and belonging. Kaiako interact with children with respect, aroha and provide positive guidance.


Our Pohutukawa area at our Rosedale childcare centre is set out with resources that challenge every child’s ability and interests, it promotes the independence of children and encourages them to develop individually in group settings. We are very lucky to have an amazing outdoor area where children can grow fruit and vegetables, spend time exploring and enjoy quiet spaces. Our centre cook provides children with their morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea. All meals are based on the ages and stages of the children and teachers ensure that all food stages are suitable for the children in their care.



We welcome daily face-to-face catch ups about your child’s day at drop off and pick up time. Our main platform we use is Storypark, to share photos, videos and audio of your child’s development so you never miss out on those special moments.  Storypark also offer a handy mobile app so can have updates right to your smartphone.



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