What's going on at Kidiwise
At Kidiwise we have four separate areas (indoor and out), The Nestlings, The Moreporks, The Owls and The Wise Owls!
Our outdoor play area is probably the largest in the Bay. We even have a miniature pony, Sushi which we ride regularly!
In The Nestlings (3 months - 2 years)
In The Moreporks (2 - 3 years)
In The Moreporks classrom we have one degree qualified registered teacher, one registered teacher and one experienced unregistered teacher.
The team in Moreporks are dedicated to providing our young 2+ year old children opportunities to explore what Tauranga has to offer. Recently The Moreporks updated their outside play area more jumping/climbing boxes. This will provide the children with many hours of enjoyment. Another favourite is our beautiful red lady bug climbing frame.
The Moreporks have a weekly programme with lots of visits into the local community. Monday is our farm visit, every second Wednesday is a community visit (from a local cafe/playground to a vet clinic) and Friday is our bush walk day. Parents, grandparents and Whanau are welcome to join us on any of our adventures. We promote caring for our pets with the children taking a big interest in Sushi our miniature pony and also helping care for our resident guinea pigs. Other regular activities include baking, music, art and lots of tactile and sensory learning.
But wait, there's more..
Each class takes regular trips offsite in the Kidiwise van - Te Puna Quarry Park, Library, Bethlehem Town Centre.
Swimming lessons will start again in early 2017. The cost is a great rate of $75 for 10 lessons. The pool is heated and there is a thermal hot tub for the children to soak in after the lesson.
Our bush continues to be a regular adventure - even the most apprehensive children are quickly climbing and sliding - just as well we have protective nylon pants and gumboots!!
Now with four separate outdoor learning spaces, children are free to explore with age appropriate socialisation and environments. Surrounded in trees, Kidiwise really is something special.