Our Fraser centre is situated on the grounds of Fraser High School and we share a building alongside the students of He Puaawai Teen Parent Unit. We are one of only 26 Centres nationwide to cater to the needs of teenage parents. We provide quality care and education for the tamariki of He Puaawai students and staff at Fraser High School, along with the local community.
Campus Creche @ Fraser is licensed for 50 children and is divided into our Kaakano group - Under 2’s and our Arataki group - Over 2’s.
The Kaakano room caters for a mixed age group from birth to two years with dedicated area for our non-mobile babies, for sleeping and for eating. Our tamariki learn by interacting with their younger and older peers through tuakana-teina relationships. There is a large open plan inside area where the tamariki can enjoy a variety of experiences, including books, musical instruments, family play, manipulative play and much more.
In our Arataki room we also have a mixed age group from 2-6years. We have an open plan room where children can enjoy playing with blocks, other building and manipulative toys for developing gross and fine motor skills, books, art,family play, and plenty of music and waiata, developing a love of literacy, creativity and imagination. We offer regular nature based excursions with our Arataki tuakana visiting the Taitua Arboretum and our teina visiting Pukemokemoke Bush Reserve.
The outside area is a shared space for both our Kaakano and our Arataki tamariki. This shared space gives tamariki an opportunity to interact in the wider group, promoting a culture of care, empathy and shared learning. The tamariki are able to develop their gross motor skills such as crawling, walking, running, climbing and bike riding, and the tuakana can observe and learn from the teina in these areas, while the teina learn to take care and ensure the tuakana are safe and looked after. There are areas that all tamariki can explore, including a covered sandpit, a garden they can help plant and harvest, a mud kitchen and climbing equipment. These provide great sensory experiences.
We have a team of professional, passionate and dedicated Kaiako who strive to form warm, genuine, reciprocal relationships with the tamariki and their whaanau. Our kaiako work hard to provide interesting and engaging experiences that build strong foundations for life.