In this area we provide a peaceful, nurturing environment for children upto the age of 2 years.
Our Nursery is a quiet and secluded space away from the other areas, where infants and young toddlers have the opportunity to explore, experiment and discover through play.
We are guided by Emmi Pikler and Magda Gerber’s respectful practice and free movement approach, and our teaching practice emphasises Pikler’s/Gerber’s belief that infant care should be given in a respectful, responsive and reciprocal manner with consistency and predictability in their routines.
We provide a calm nurturing environment, where consistent, predictable routines are in place to provide children with a strong sense of belonging. We follow and support each child’s individual rhythms, interests, learning and development. We aim to provide an environment that is physically safe, cognitively challenging and emotionally nurturing.
Our Nursery area is rich in open ended, natural resources and challenging yet safe equipment that allow the children freedom of play and exploration at their own pace.
We provide all food, nappies, and wipes for your child, including cow’s milk. However we do not supply formula or breastmilk, instead we ask that you supply your preference.
Between 18 months and 2 years old children will transition from this room to our Toddler room. This is a process that is individual to each child and is based on readiness rather than age.
Parents/families will be fully informed about when and how the transition process will take place for their child.
I strive on an environment that is based around respect and belonging. I believe the nursery is a place to build strong relationships that open up the pathway to learning, foster well-being and belonging in calm and safe environment.
Kia ora. Ko Jay toku ingoa. I am a qualified ECE teacher with a passion for nurturing infants and toddlers as they grow; exploring and learning from the environment around them. I believe teaching from the heart encourages strong relationships with children and whanau, giving children a sense of belonging to feel safe and loved. I look forward to getting to know you all and providing quality care for your children.-->
Welcome. My name is Aleshia, I enjoy the outdoors and love spending time with my extended family. I have been involved in the early childhood industry for the past 7 years. I thoroughly enjoy working alongside children in their natural environment and being part of their learning and development. I am excited to join the Pentagon team and to start forming relationships with families as I work alongside their children in their home away from home.-->