Opening Hours: 8.30 - 3.30 during school terms
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Kai Rituals

Children are able to access their lunch boxes and sit with small groups of friends and a teacher at any time they are hungry during the day.  This is a time where we engage in quiet conversations about our day, chat about what we might do next or any interesting things that children want to discuss.  Times that children eat are recorded on the meal chart which can be found on the kai shelf.


Cooking, food preparation and sharing is also part of our culture at Leigh Community Preschool.  We often share food the children have made at afternoon Korero time.





Rhythms of the Day

Arrival - Upon arrival at preschool children are encouraged to put their bag on their hook and put their lunch box and drink bottle on the Kai shelf.  Please sign the ‘Sign in Sheet’ at the reception area as you arrive.  If anyone other than the usual caregiver is to pick up your child please tell a teacher or note it on the sign in sheet. You are welcome to spend some time engaging in play with your child as they settle into their day.  This can also be a great time to connect with teachers about your child’s learning and to catch up with other parents.


Korero Time - Sharing news is a very special part of the Leigh Community Preschool culture.  The children are able to bring special items to show and share with their friends at Korero time.  This is offered daily at 2.45pm.  This time is flexible as sometimes children prefer to do this earlier in the day.


We encourage children to care for their special items by remembering to put them back in their bags.


Departure - At the end of the session whanau are welcome to discuss your child’s day with teachers.  Your child will often have exciting things to show you or to tell you about their day.  If you have any problems or concerns please don’t hesitate to talk to us.  As you are entering and leaving at this time please be aware of our little learners and make sure the gate is properly closed and school children behave respectfully in our learning environment.


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