Douglas Street McGarvey Road

 

 

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Douglas Street

Phone - 07 308 5222

At Little Orchard Preschool – Douglas Street, we have 6 classrooms that offer high quality childcare and education for children aged 0-6. We are also open from 7.30am until 5.30pm each week day excluding stat days.

Detailed below is an overview of our classrooms within the Centre along with our team. The age groups noted for each classroom is indicative only as it depends not only on the age of the child but also the stages of development of each individual child.

 

The Pounamu Room

The Pounamu Room is for children aged 0-1 years of age and provides a warm, welcoming and friendly home like environment for your child to grow and develop.  We plan our environment and programme according to each child's individual needs and abilities.

Jamie   Rachel   Jordan   Tamara
Jamie - Room Leader
Registered Teacher
    Rachel
Registered Teacher
    Jordan
Teacher in Training
    Tamara - Non Contact Cover
Registered Teacher

 


 

The Kea Room

The Kea Room caters for 1-2 year old children. The Kea Room philosophy is based on nurturing and respecting each individual child and their individual needs and abilities. The Kea Room provides a wide range of activities to encourage exploration, self help skills and supports emerging communication.

Jamie   Mitch   AmberD   Vanessa
Jamie - Room Leader
Registered Teacher
    Mitch
Registered Teacher
    Amber D
Registered Teacher
    Vanessa
Teacher
             
Tamara            
Tamara
Registered Teacher
           

 


 

The Kowhai Room

The Kowhai Room caters for children aged around 20 months - 3 ½ years of age. The focus in the Kowhai Room is to extend on children's understanding of their bodies and to encourage "self-help" skills and independence. The programme also aims to help children develop respect for our natural environment and each other. The children in this classroom share their time between the Patiki Room and the Kowhai Room, so each child shares the best learning opportunities between each philosophy.

Gillian   Karen   Lori   Tamara
Gillian - Room Leader
Registered Teacher
    Karen
Registered Teacher
    Lori
Teacher
    Tamara - Non Contact Cover
Registered Teacher

 


 

The Patiki Room

The Patiki Room caters for the 20 months to 3 ½ year old children.   The room has a home like environment and low roll numbers, with a Montessori philosophy. Each child is given the opportunity to learn at their own pace, while being supported and extended in a genuine and loving way. Partnership with whanau is an integral part of programme planning and communication is open and caring.  The children in this classroom share their time between the Patiki Room and the Kowhai Room, so each child shares the best learning opportunities between each philosophy.

Carol   Jazz   Angelique   Tamara
Carol - Room Leader
Registered Teacher
    Jazz
Registered Teacher
    Angelique
Teacher in Training
    Tamara - Non Contact Cover
Registered Teacher

 


 

The Pohutukawa Room

The Pohutukawa Room caters for children aged 3 ½ years to 6 years of age.  The classroom philosophy is that children learn through play, both real life and imagination based. Each child is offered a wide range of learning opportunities to stimulate and extend their learning, while recognising their own strengths and interests.  The children in this classroom share their time between the Pohutukawa Room and the Tui Room, so each child enjoys the benefits of two learning philosophies.

Allie   Sangeeta   Mere   MelissaW
Allie - Room Leader
Registered Teacher
    Sangeeta
Registered Teacher
    Mere
Registered Teacher
    Melissa W
Registered Teacher
             
Tamara            
Tamara - Non Contact Cover
Registered Teacher
           

 


 

The Tui Room

The Tui Room caters for children aged 3 ½ years to 6 years of age.   In the Tui Room our philosophy is Montessori based with a focus on freedom of choice and fostering a love of learning. Children learn respect for themselves, others and their environment in a classroom that provides indoor/outdoor flow and encourages individuality and positive communication.  The children in this classroom share their time between the Pohutukawa Room and the Tui Room, so each child enjoys the benefits of two learning philosophies.

Kerry   Susanne   Natelle   Ashleigh
Kerry - Room Leader
Registered Teacher
    Susanne
Registered Teacher
    Natelle
Registered Teacher
    Ashleigh
Teacher in Training
             
Tamara            
Tamara - Non Contact Cover
Registered Teacher
           

 


 

The Office Hub

Our Centre Leader oversees the day to day operation of the Centre, sharing her time in the classrooms and also in the office.    Our Centre Leader is available to discuss the learning opportunities in the Centre along with our two Administrators who are available to assist with any queries our whanāu may have.

Harriet   Kathleen   Mo   Suzy
Harriet - Centre Leader
Registered Teacher
    Kathleen
Office Administrator
    Mo
Funding Administrator
    Suzy
Kitchen Hostess