Pikopiko Room – All-day care for 0-2 year olds

Pikopiko Room – All-day care for 0-2 year olds

Philosophy

Through cultivating trusting and respectful relationships with whānau, we create a warm and authentic space that is responsive to each child’s individual rhythms and rituals.

Through respectful, empathetic interactions with the child we nuture a sense of turangawaewae, empowering them to explore and unfold naturally.

Teaching Team

Curriculum Leader
Nirvana Doss
Grad Dip in Teaching & Learning, Bachelor of Arts & Psychology
Full registration

Kaiako
Kathryn Murphy
Diploma of Teaching
Full registration

Teacher Aide
Naomi Weaver
Teacher in training


Ratio

1:4

Routine/Rhythm

Pikopiko Daily Routine

7.30am Open. Gate between Toro and Pikopiko area open for free flow play. Children will arrive and be greeted. Children choose the area they want to play in.

8.00-9.00am Close gate. Children return to their own area. Free play and planned experiences to support holistic development that centres on individual children’s interests.

9.30am Karakia Kai. Morning Kai

10.00am Free play and planned experiences to support holistic development and centred on individual children’s interests. Changing nappies/toileting and settling children for sleeping. Transition visits that have been arranged may happen here.

11.30am Karakia Kai. Lunch

12.00pm Quiet rest time for children not sleeping. Songs, books, puppets. Get children changed and ready for home. Re present area. Open up outside area for free play.

1.30pm Free play and planned activities to support holistic development that centres on individual children’s interests. Transition visits that have been arranged may happen here. Changing nappies/toileting and settling children for sleeping.

2.30pm Karakia Kai. Afternoon Kai

2.50pm Free play and planned experiences to support holistic development and centred on individual children’s interests.

4.00-4.30pm Children move together in either Toro or Pikopiko areas until picked up.

5.00pm Centre closes.

Please Note: This routine will not fit the eating and sleeping needs of all the children, therefore it is a guide only.

Unique to Pikopiko

The Pikopiko Room environment is set to a home-like, calm and peaceful space that supports children to learn in their own way and at their own pace. Our aim is to provide authentic experiences for children, like growing veges, herbs and fruit and baking bread, as well as providing an environment that supports children to revisit and practice skills and experiences from home and centre.

Alongside the NZ Curriculum, Te Whāriki, we take inspiration from the respectful philosophies from Emi Pikler, Magda Gerber and Pennie Brownlee and blend their ideas into our programm to provide our children with a caring, nuturing environment that responds to their needs and empowers them to take charge of their own learning and development.

Having strong relationships and working in partnership with whānau and children are fundamental for our room and support children making links between home and centre and developing a strong sense of place.

We are all on the waka together - no exceptions He waka eke noa