Toro Room – All-day centre for 2-5 year olds

Toro Room – All-day centre for 2-5 year olds

Philosophy

In the Toro room we empower children to become confident life long, self-motivated learners by providing a nurturing and bicultural environment. We believe in establishing reciprocal relationships with a focus on each child as a unique individual.

Teaching Team

Curriculum Leader
AnneMarie Swift
Grad Dip in ECE
Full registration

Kaiako
Christie Smith
Grad Dip in ECE
Full registration

Teacher Aide
Sandy Deans
Certificate in Teacher Aiding


Ratio

1:10

Routine/Rhythm

The Toro room encourages children to be involved in our regular routines and events. We hold a hui first thing in the morning and again prior to lunch, however we do believe that our tamariki benefit from long periods of uninterrupted free play in a rich and empowering environment.

Toro 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 activities to support holistic development that centres on individual children’s interests.

9.15am Mat time. Karakia and handwashing.

9.30am Rolling kai. Free play and planned activities to support holistic development and centred on individual children’s interests.

11.35am Tidy up time.

11.45am Mat time. Karakia and handwashing.

11.55am Lunch (Kai)

12.15pm Free play and planned activities to support holistic development and centred on individual children’s interests.

1.00pm Transitioning: Mon, Tue, Thu – all tamariki proceed to Mōkehu room, Wed, Fri – tamariki from Mōkehu room transition to Toro room. Free play and planned activities to support holistic development and centred on individual children’s interests.

2.30pm Mat time and afternoon kai.

3.30pm All remaining tamariki join together from all rooms.

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 Toro

The Toro room provides a supportive, enthusiastic and nurturing learning environment for 2-5 year olds. Kaiako empower tamariki to develop and extend their interests, support tamariki to build warm, reciprocal relationships and promote self-care skills and develop independence. We are proud of the strong relationships we build with our children and their whānau and believe whānau aspirations and family connections enhance and support each child’s individual learning journey.

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