Over 2s

Over 2sHere at Swannanoa Preschool we welcome you into our beautiful, safe, warm and inviting centre.

Our experienced and qualified staff ensure that children and their families/whānau develop a sense of belonging within our centre. Relationships are key to us here at Swannanoa Preschool.

We believe that children learn through play and our programme and philosophy reflect this.

We have two Over 2 area's.

  • Atawhai - to show kindness
  • Manaaki - to take care of

Both Atawhai and Manaaki welcome up to 42 children and operate on a ratio of 1:7, thus ensuring high quality interactions with every child.

Daily Programme

Our preschool is always set up with a wide range of inviting and developmentally appropriate activities. These activities reflect the interests of the children attending.

Inside we have puzzles, construction, playdough, arts and crafts, dramatic play, quiet areas and much more.

Outside we have scooters, bikes, sand and water play, climbing walls, lovely grass areas and many more activities all in a beautiful natural environment.

As you can imagine there is always something fun to do at Swannanoa Preschool.

Group Times

Group times occur throughout the day at Swannanoa Preschool. These group times are an opportunity to develop a sense of community within the preschool. Group times reflect the interests of children and the children have opportunities for leadership.

Learning Journals

Here at Swannanoa Preschool, our teachers regularly assess, plan and evaluate what learning has taken place for individual children.

We identify:

  • what learning has taken place
  • how it relates to children’s interests and dispositions
  • what steps can be taken to extend and support future learning.

Each child will receive a learning journal. This journal is used to provide a purposeful and carefully considered record of your child's progress in the key areas of our curriculum.

This information provides teachers the opportunity to ensure aspects of our programme are planned for with your child in mind.

Transition to School

We have a very thorough and well thought out transition to school programme, we have established close links with all of the schools our children transition to. Please read more under our 'transition to school tab'

Of course the best thing to do is come and visit us, meet the friendly team and look at our amazing environment.

We look forward to meeting you and your child.