Helping Children Settle in...
Young children react in different ways to starting kindergarten or with a home based carer. Even the most confident child may take a while to become accustomed to the new environment. These notes are a guide to provide some ideas that may help the settling in process go smoothly.
On the first day:
When it is time to leave your child:
These suggestions are some of the ideas we have found to be successful in many situations. However, every child is different and we will be flexible and discuss with you what approaches to try. You know your child best and it is important that we work together to make settling in as smooth and happy a process as possible.
You are welcome to stay for as long and often as you like and also to visit after your child has settled in. We're always pleased to see you.
2019 Term Dates
and Public Holidays
Full Year, Full Day Kindergartens and Etu Ao
OPEN: Wednesday, 3 January
Part-day (6-hour) Full Year Kindergartens
OPEN: Monday, 7 January
Full Year & Full Day Kindergartens CLOSED Monday 8 July – Friday 12 July
End of Year closure: Friday, 20 December
Part Year Kindergartens
Term 1 Wednesday 23 January - Friday 12 April
Term 2 Monday 29 April - Friday 5 July
Term 3 Monday 22 July - Friday 27 September
Term 4 Monday 14 October - Thursday 19 December
Statutory Holidays (for all Kindergartens and Etu Ao):
Wellington Anniversary Day: Monday, 21 January
Waitangi Day: Wednesday, 6 February
Good Friday: Friday,19 April
Easter Monday: Monday, 22 April
ANZAC Day: Thursday, 25 April
Queen’s Birthday: Monday, 3 June
Labour Day: Monday, 21 October
Queries and Concerns
At Whānau Manaaki we have a big emphasis on quality.
Parents put an enormous amount of trust in us, and we do our best for your children.
However, from time to time, concerns do arise.
We are looking to do better every day, and to foster a culture of continual learning, so if you have a concern or query that you don’t feel is able to be dealt with by your child's teacher or educator, we want to hear from you.
Please email us here in the first instance, and we will assist you from there.
What Whānau Manaaki children learn