“Play is the highest form of research.” Albert Einstein
Hours and Attendance
Gumboots operates five days a week, Monday to Friday 8.30am – 3pm and offers extended hours of 8am - 4pm. Gumboots is open during primary school term time.
Gumboots is licensed for up to 26, 2 to 5 year olds per day. We have sleep facilities for children who need them and we do not require children to be toilet trained as we have nappy changing facilities and the teachers are more than happy to work with you at toilet training time.
Gumboots does NOT operate during school holidays.
Linking to our philosophy we encourage mixed aged sessions as children happily nurture each other in a tuakana teina relationship.
All times are approximate apart from open and close of session times
8:00 - 8:30 - Extended hours: Child-led, teacher assisted play
8:30 – 12:00 - Child initiated, teacher supported play, inside and outside
9:30 - 10:00 - Morning tea
12pm – 12:30 - Lunch time and quiet time inside as everyone finishes eating
12:30 – 2:00 - Child initiated, teacher supported play, inside and outside
2:00 – 2:30 - Tidy up
2:30 – 3:00 - Afternoon tea and a brief Circle Time where teachers release children to their adults
3:00 - 4:00 - Extended hour: Child-led, teacher assisted play
Our Fees Schedule and Fees Policy are available on request for enrolment enquiries.
For children aged 3-5 years the Government funds 20 Hours ECE (up to 20 funded hours a week with a maximum of six hours a day).
WINZ subsidies are also available if applicable - For further information go to: https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/products/a-z-benefits/childcare-subsidy.html