Transition to School

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Our Kura Programme (Transition to School Programme) is designed to prepare our 4 year old children to give them the best start in Primary School.

The programme helps children prepare for the transition from Te Whariki (New Zealand’s Early Childhood curriculum), to the primary school National Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

We balance learning in the areas of early literacy and numeracy, as well as the social, emotional and physical skills that are essential building blocks for unlimited potential and endless possibilities.

Our Kura Programme is offered in the Morning Session and Afternoon session across the week, with a variety of planned indoor and outdoor learning experiences.

We have a lunchbox day once a week, a Kura book to document your childs’ learning experiences, and we do school visits alongside child and parent (where appropriate).

When it’s time to graduate, we celebrate with a Graduation Ceremony. We welcome parents and whanau to join us at this time.

Our unique Kura Programme (Transition to School) has five key competency areas:

Dispositional Learning

• Courage & Curiosity
• Trust & Playfulness
• Concentration
• Perseverance
• Confidence
• Responsibility
• Mindfulness
• Resilience
• Taking risks
• Concentration

Independence & Self-help

• Looking after own belongings
• Dressing independently
• Gathering & being prepared
• Sustained attention
• Organising
• Proactive thinking
• Self-awareness

Social Competency

• Working with others
• Collaboration
• Effective communication
• Active listening
• Relationships
• Conflict resolution
• Emotional development

Early Literacy, Maths, Science

Early literacy, maths and science skills
such as:
• Pincer grip
• Safety
• Recognition
• Investigation
• Working theories
• Motor skills
• Concepts
• Symbols

Cultural Competency

Te Titriti o Waitangi,
bi-culturalism is incorporated throughout our programme, particularly based on Tātaiako Cultural Competencies including:
• Wānaga
• Whanaungatanga
• Manaakitanga
• Tangata Whenuatanga
• Ako

Come along for a visit and learn more about our

Transition to School Programme

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What Our Families are Saying

Thank you so much ! This was a massive change for us, having him by my side for three years and then heading to KidsCo . We are so stoked with our choice of daycare - it is awesome to see his confidence/comfort levels grow.  Sophie

Thank you so, so much for all your help and everything you have done for Jaxon and I. He has grown into the most incredible little boy and I cannot thank you enough for the role you have played in our lives. We will miss you all so much!!  Hannah

Our little one loves her time at KidsCo. Her teachers are so caring, funny and friendly. She has formed such lovely relationships with her teachers and often talks about them during the weekend!