Kauri Room – Toddlers

Kia ora, welcome to the Kauri Room where we cater for children aged 2-3 1/2 years. The underlining atmosphere in our area is influenced by the belief that children thrive from knowledge and being nurtured.

Our play area is a child centered environment in which all areas of play are set up and are able to be accessed by the children. There are ’16 areas of play’ and children are encouraged to make choices about where and with whom they would like to play.

In our area we encourage independence and provide tools that enable children to gain a sense of independence through attempting tasks. We have an established routine during the day that is also able to be flexible, illustrating the importance of meeting the changing needs of toddlers in our care.

In the Kauri Room we have four full-time teachers interacting with the children.

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This high quality ratio allows teachers to extend children’s thinking and be fully involved in their activities. Jackie is the Team Leader in the Kauri Room. Her team consists of Michele (on Maternity leave ), Lisa, Cecilia, Sharon and Sue.


We believe that having teachers studying with different providers is a definite positive and these benefits are reflected in the programme planning for the Kauri Room.



Jackie Davey – Team Leader

Diploma of Teaching ECE



Michele Schofield – Assistant Team Leader (2 IC)

Bachelor of Teaching ECE



Lisa Pescini – Teacher

Bachelor of Teaching Primary & Graduate Diploma of Teaching ECE
(On Maternity Leave)



Cecilia Balladares – Teacher

Currently having her qualifications recognised by New Zealand Ministry of Education



Claire-Harvey – Teacher

Diploma of Teaching ECE



Sharon Lane – Teacher




Sue Mackintosh – Educator



Download our information sheet on the TreeTown Kauri Room (pdf)

“To Grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body, and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging, and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.” Te Whaariki-the National Curriculum