Tena koutou whanau,
Nau mai haere mai and welcome to Natures Cove Babies room, Ngatai Road. We have a 1 to 3 ratio in our room, which means at the most we will have 9 babies and 3 teachers at one time and the age range can be from 3 months to 2 years old.
We believe in forming strong relationships with our pēpi (babies) and their whanau. These reciprocal relationships are integral to building a secure and nurturing relationship so that trust can flourish and learning and growth can take flight.
We believe in a play based philosophy and that all pēpi need freedom of movement; open ended resources and access to nature as much as possible. Our excursions can sometimes see us taking in a little hikoi (walk) along the estuary or perhaps a trip to the different parks and recreation areas near our centre.
We believe in providing a home away from home and following rhythms not routines and that the loving and nurturing moments in a baby’s daily routine are just as important as any activities they may involve themselves in.
Please feel free to visit and check out our ataahua (beautiful) centre.
Kia ora from the Baby Room Teachers