Pukerua Bay Kindergarten is situated about 30 minutes north of Wellington in a small coastal community. There are a variety of active organisations within the community, including Plunket, Playgroups, one other early childhood education centre and a library.
Pukerua Bay Kindergarten has an attractive native bush setting. The access from indoors to outdoor play area is via a wooden, two-level staircase. This factor is significant when planning a creative outdoor programme, as free-flow between indoor and out is sometimes inhibited by the access.
The kindergarten liaises with local schools and draws children from Paekakariki to Plimmerton. There is a close relationship with Pukerua Bay Pre School which feeds into the kindergarten.
There is a strong focus on ICT in the programme. and the team have been involved in a National ICT project for early Childhood.
We have three groups of children who attend as follows:
One group of 25 attend three 6 hour sessions run on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
One group of 15 children attend five mornings a week
One group of 25 who attend two mornings a week on a Wednesday and Friday.