Infants and toddlers aged from 8 weeks to 18 months
Your baby is unique and very precious to us. We work closely in partnership with you to ensure all needs of your baby are met. We are able to provide individualised, respectful care closely aligned with the rhythms and routines of your baby. We have an amazing Nursery teaching team that have been carefully chosen for their ability to support learning and development in infants and provide a sociable, loving, and physically responsive environment. Our Seeds room caters for 12 months and under and Sprouts is for more mobile babies over 12 months of age to ensure each group can play safely. This also allows babies to have their development and learning needs fully catered for by our teachers as appropriate to their gross motor skills. Teachers acknowledge the importance of allowing children to express themselves and are skilled at creating a trusting environment that fosters the child’s developing sense of self. Food and sleeping requirements vary hugely for this age group and we will work in partnership with parents to cater for each individual child’s routines. For further information on food and nutrition, please click here.
Toddlers: Budlets and Buds
Toddlers aged from 18 months to 2½ years of age.
Budlets and Buds have two classrooms. Children are in small groups for education and care at Cherry Grove. Teachers recognise that new toddlers are on a journey to explore their world and encourage their natural curiosity by providing space and resources to explore in a safe, well monitored environment. We recognise and support each child’s social, emotional, and developmental needs through the provision of both planned and spontaneous play throughout the day. Rapid growth and development means toddlers' needs vary significantly. As a result our teaching team works in close partnership with all parents and whānau to ensure the development and interests of every Budlet and Buds are nurtured.