What do parents say?
A word from the teachers….
"You have totallly embraced where George is at, making him feel valued and welcome at Tahunanui Kindergarten" J Stevenson
"Tahunanui Kindergarten gave us a community when we first arrived in Nelson. My children now have a great place where they belong. A place to grow as well as learn."
As teachers, we are passionate about developing social and physical competence in young children.
The large outdoor environment enables us to offer a wide range of activities for children to develop their physical skills and confidence; this has a direct correlation to brain development and their academic learning. Flexible and moveable equipment ensures we can provide appropriate physical challenges for the young children in the afternoon group yet adapt the equipment to ensure it remains challenging for the older children attending morning sessions.
We underpin our programme with clear and positive expectations that help develop social competence in children. During their time at kindergarten children build positive relationships with each other and are encouraged to consider others in their play. Teachers recognise children’s individual interests and foster these in a variety of ways.
We provide a comprehensive transition to school programme and work closely with Tahunanui School to achieve this. Children leave kindergarten having become very familiar with the school environment and the new entrant teacher.
At Tahunanui Kindergarten we believe sustainability is important. Children see and participate in practices which promote caring for the environment, ranging from recycling and worm farming to reusing rainwater.
Specialist teachers visit regularly. Lee Corlett - physical development and Matua Madsen Elkington - Kapa Haka.
Please accept an open invitation to visit us at any time.
Parents who do not attest their 20 hours ECE to the kindergarten, pay a fee of $3.84 per enrolled hour.
All parents are asked for a Family Contribution of 30c per enrolled hour to cover additional costs not covered by the Ministry of Education funding. Parents can claim this as a donation for tax purposes.