The early years are a special time

Toki Explorers is an amazing, purpose built centre. It has been designed to cater for the children’s needs and provide them with the best possible environment. We have wonderful spaces for our Infants, Toddlers and Young Children, where they have the opportunity to safely learn, grow and explore in their own world.

Everyone's Welcome

Our centre offers separate learning environments for our Infants, Toddlers and Young Children, these large spaces allow children to actively explore within an inclusive setting which provides quality care and education for all children.

Whãnau

All of our staff are committed and passionate in Early Childhood Education; this is reflected in the responsive relationships and daily interactions with children, parents and Whãnau. We value and encourage strong relationships with our parents and whãnau. We believe it is important to form these partnerships, valuing whãnau’s aspirations for their children.

Exploration

We encourage children’s learning through experimentation, exploration and play. Our project investigations holistically incorporate all aspects of the curriculum, which includes song, music, drama, art, movement and the natural world.

Outdoor Environment

We have an outdoor environment that is second to none! We believe that our well designed and generous playground stimulates the diversity of children’s play experience and contributes to their healthy development.

Dedicated Teachers

We are committed to ensuring all children are genuinely cared for by dedicated teachers who have the well being of the child as their priority. We provide a nurturing environment that has high quality education and care practices that are appropriate for all stages of a child’s development.

Transition to School

Our resources are personalised to the interests and developmental levels of the child, and provide opportunities for their extension. As they approach school age our programmes develop the very important foundation skills of numeracy and literacy. We understand that it is a important event when your child moves from preschool to school and this is reflected in the curriculum within our transition to school programme.

Our Curriculum

Our centre programmes will follow the Principles, Strands and Goals of Te whãriki – He whãriki Matauranga mo nga Mokopuna o Aotearoa – Early Childhood Curriculum.

The Early Childhood Curriculum, Te whãriki and its strands focusing on well being, belonging, contribution, communication and exploration are interwoven throughout all we do. Supporting this are our values and principles reflected in both who we are and in our programmes.

Children are encouraged to take turns, share, care and listen to others, as well as talk about what is on their mind. It also means they will know limitations and boundaries of acceptable behaviour, contributing to a happy and secure environment.

Our Readiness for School program has been created by our experienced and qualified team, in collaboration with the new entrant teachers of our local schools. Special attention is given to not just word recognition, numeracy and vocabulary but also concentration, working in a group and routines.

Matauranga mo nga Mokopuna o Aotearoa – Early Childhood Curriculum.

Empower the child to learn and grow

Reflect the holistic way children learn, grow and explore

Include the wider world of the family and community

Learn through responsive and reciprocal relations with people, places and things

Focus on well being, belonging, contribution, communication and exploration

Children are encouraged to take turns, share, care and listen to others, as well as talk about what is on their mind

Free ECE Preschool Sessions

Families can do up to 5 morning or/and afternoon sessions including meals at no cost.

Morning Session 8:00 – 12:00 (includes morning tea and lunch)
Afternoon Session 12:30 – 4:30 (includes afternoon tea)

One session per day. Minimum booking for x2 per week. Maximum of 5 sessions per week.

Meet Our Team

Our Team is supported with frequent opportunities to participate in professional development to remain leaders in their field and provide the best possible care for your children. The Team all wear a uniform for easy identification. Please feel free to approach any team member at any time to discuss Toki Explorers and our service to you.

Sonya

Managing Director

Contact

56 Woodcocks Road, Warkworth, Auckland 0910 | 09 422 2360