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New Shoots
Albany Centre

100 Rosedale Road
Albany
North Shore
Auckland 0632

+64 9 478 5081

New Shoots
Sunnynook Centre

20 Tonkin Drive
Sunnynook
North Shore City
Auckland 0620

+64 9 410 9605

New Shoots
Papamoa Centre

5-7 Twin Oak Avenue
Papamoa Beach
Papamoa 3118

+64 7 542 4050

New Shoots
Hamilton Centre

109-117 Tristram Street
Hamilton Central 3204

+64 7 859 3377

New Shoots
Tauranga Centre

850 Cameron Road
Tauranga South
Tauranga 3112

+64 7 578 8775

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our centres

Our early childhood centres have specially
designed rooms for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

100 Rosedale Road,
09 478 5081,
Opening hours 7am - 5.30pm
Albany Children's Centre Albany Children's Centre Albany Children's Centre Albany Children's Centre
20 Tonkin Drive,
09 410 9605,
Opening hours 7am - 5.30pm
Sunnynook Children's Centre Sunnynook Children's Centre Sunnynook Children's Centre Sunnynook Children's Centre
5-7 Twin Oaks Drive,
07 542 4050,
Opening hours 7.30am - 5.30pm
Papamoa Children's Centre Papamoa Children's Centre Papamoa Children's Centre Papamoa Children's Centre
109-117 Tristram Street,
07 859 3377,
Opening hours 7am - 5.45pm
Hamilton Children's Centre Hamilton Children's Centre Hamilton Children's Centre Hamilton Children's Centre
850 Cameron Road,
07 578 8775,
Opening hours 6.30am - 5.45pm
Tauranga Children's Centre Tauranga Children's Centre Tauranga Children's Centre Tauranga Children's Centre

a day in the life of

Infant

New Shoots Children's Centre

0-20 months

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Toddler

New Shoots Children's Centre

20 months - 2.8 years

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Preschooler

New Shoots Children's Centre

2.8 years up

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Infant

7:00 - 7:30 AM

New Shoots Children's Centre Opens.

Good morning and welcome to everyone joining us for the day.

Parents and Teachers Settle Children.

Primary caregivers will ensure their children are settled.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for infants to explore.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for infants to explore.

Children's Nappies Changed.

Infants care and routine will happen as required.

Morning Tea

For infants eating solids. Infants on their own routine are given bottles as required.

Sleep.

Sleep time for children needing a morning rest as per their routine.

Sleep.

Sleep time for children needing a morning rest as per their routine.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for infants to explore.

Wash Hands.

Time for children that are able to wash their hands in preparation for lunch.

Lunch.

Infants not able to sit up comfortably on their own are fed by their primary caregiver.

Lunch.

Once infants are comfortable sitting up on their own they will eat lunch at the table.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for infants to explore.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for infants to explore.

Sleep.

Sleep time for children needing an afternoon rest as per their routine.

Nursery Journals.

Primary caregiver's complete care and routine information.

Quiet Time.

Children explore quiet activities while others wake up from their afternoon rest.

Afternoon Tea.

Once infants are comfortable sitting up on their own they will eat lunch at the table.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for infants to explore.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for infants to explore.

Late Snack.

This is a more informal meal often eaten outside on a picnic blanket if the weather permits.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for infants to explore.

Quiet Time.

Explore quiet activities indoors.

Home Time.

Time to say goodbye to all your friends at New Shoots. Nursery Journals can be taken home.

Toddler

7:00 - 7:30 AM

New Shoots Children's Centre Opens.

Good morning and welcome to everyone joining us for the day.

Parents and Teachers Settle Children.

Whanau Support Teacher's will ensure children are settled.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for toddlers to explore.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for toddlers to explore.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for toddlers to explore.

Morning Tea

Children talk with friends, enjoy a snack and practice their self-help skills serving themselves.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for toddlers to explore.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for toddlers to explore.

Group Mat Time.

This will often include stories and/ or music and movement.

Wash Hands.

Time for children to wash their hands in preparation for lunch.

Lunch.

Children are encouraged to practice their self-help skills by serving their own lunch.

Lunch.

Children are encouraged to practice their self-help skills by serving their own lunch.

Sleep.

Sleep time is optional and determined by the child's routine.

Sleep.

Sleep time is optional and determined by the child's routine.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for toddlers to explore.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for toddlers to explore.

Group Mat Time.

Afternoon mat time is optional and will include stories and/ or music and movement activities.

Afternoon Tea.

Children talk with friends, enjoy a snack and practice their self-help skills serving themselves.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for toddlers to explore.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for toddlers to explore.

Group Activity.

Afternoon mat time will include calming down activities.

Late Snack.

This is an informal meal often eaten outside on a picnic blanket if the weather permits.

Quiet Time Indoors.

Tidy Up After a Busy Day.

Home Time.

Time to say goodbye to all your friends at New Shoots.

Preschooler

7:00 - 7:30 AM

New Shoots Children's Centre Opens.

Good morning and welcome to everyone joining us for the day.

Parents and Teachers Settle Children.

Whanau Support Teacher's will ensure children are settled.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for preschoolers to explore.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for preschoolers to explore.

Welcoming Group Mat Time.

Welcome all our friend with music and movement.

Morning Tea

Children talk with friends, enjoy a snack and practice their self-help skills serving themselves.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for preschoolers to explore.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for preschoolers to explore.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for preschoolers to explore.

Group Mat Time.

This will often include stories and/ or music and movement.

Group Mat Time.

This will often include stories and/ or music and movement.

Lunch.

Children are encouraged to practice their self-help skills by serving their own lunch.

Lunch.

Lunch box day happens one day per week (shown above).

Sleep (Moe).

Sleep time is optional and determined by the child's routine.

Transition To School Programme.

Four year old children participate in this programme.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for preschoolers to explore.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for preschoolers to explore.

Group Mat Time.

Afternoon mat time is optional and will include music and movement activities.

Afternoon Tea.

Children talk with friends, enjoy a snack and practice their self help skills serving themselves.

Play and Learn Inside and Outside.

Rooms and playgrounds are set up for preschoolers to explore.

Group Activity.

Afternoon mat time will include calming down activities like yoga.

Late Snack.

This is a more informal meal often eaten outside on a picnic blanket if the weather permits.

Quiet Time Indoors.

Tidy Up After a Busy Day.

Home Time.

Time to say goodbye to all our friends at New Shoots.

our curriculum

To learn and develop, a child must be in a secure and happy environment. Our well prepared and carefully designed curriculum is enhanced by the support of warm, caring and well trained teachers to achieve our vision of igniting a passion in children to become lifelong learners.

Pikler Theory "As a matter of principle, we refrain from teaching skills and activities which, under suitable conditions, will evolve through the child's own initiative and independent activity."
Dr. Emmi Pikler.
Schema A schema is a thread of thought which is demonstrated by repeated actions and patterns in children's play or art. Through schemas our children are learning and forming cognitive structures in their minds.
Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences inspires teachers to ask "how is this child smart" instead of asking "is this child smart". Gardner's theory provides a framework that assists educators in assessing indivdual children and
how they learn.
Te Whariki is founded on aspirations for children "to grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body, and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society."
Linguistic Intelligence/ Communication Sensitivity to the meaning and order of words. Communicates through language, written or oral.
Linguistic Intelligence/ Communication Sensitivity to the meaning and order of words. Communicates through language, written or oral.
Musical Intelligence/ Exploration and Communication Sensitivity to pitch, melody, rhythm and tone. Uses musical concepts to communicate.
Musical Intelligence/ Exploration and Communication Sensitivity to pitch, melody, rhythm and tone. Uses musical concepts to communicate.
Bodily and Kinaesthetic Intelligence/ Exploration Using the body, perceptual and motor systems in the brain to solve a problem. Learning by doing. Exploration through physical movement.
Intrapersonal Intelligence/ Well-being Awareness of the inner world of our emotions, values, beliefs, and quests for genuine spirituality.
Interpersonal Intelligence/ Belonging Sensitivity to the actions, moods and feelings of others. Develops our social skills needed for effective person-to-person communication.
Naturalistic Intelligence/ Contribution and Exploration Recognition, understanding and appreciation of the natural environment. An affinity and respect for all living beings.
Visual and Spatial Intelligence/ Exploration Exploration through shapes, images, patterns, designs, and textures not limited to
images externally.
Visual and Spatial Intelligence/ Exploration Exploration through shapes, images, patterns, designs, and textures not limited to
images externally.
Logical and Mathematical Intelligence/ Contribution and Communication Ability to reason, calculate, recognise patterns and problem solve. Communication through numbers, math and logic to find and understand various patterns.
Technology/ Contribution Using various forms of technology to collaborate and explore areas of interest.

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