The day at our kindergartens unfolds with ease as the tamariki move from one activity to another, gently guided by their kaiako. Free play is the basis for tamariki exploring, social development, growing communication skills, problem solving and expressing their creativity and imagination.
The days are structured to allow tamariki to take joy in big free movements at various times and to enjoy sitting quietly at others. Tamariki quickly become familiar with the rhythm of the day. Kaikao create a predictable routine, where tamariki know what will happen next and relax into each activity. Tamariki enjoy spending time indoors as well as outdoors every day and in every weather. The movement and fresh air satisfy their need to be energetic and run, allowing them to relax and become absorbed in stories and play when they move indoors.