Pohutakawa Room

Pohutakawa is our Toddler’s  Room.

The pohutakawa is NZ’s Christmas tree which flowers during the summer months This reminds us of the toddler age group with our fabulous children’s personalities and ability to communicate and make sense of their world developing and flowering too.This is such a busy time in a child’s life, where they are exploring, trying to communicate, toilet training and generally testing all the boundaries!

Their room is spacious and allows for lots of choices of play.  During this time their teachers work alongside them supporting their development of language, social skills, problem solving and the many challenges that this age group faces.  This is done with warmth and compassion and in partnership with parents and whanau.

  • Opportunities for your child to develop their curiosity and explore
  • Step up to an exciting new and challenging outdoor environment
  • Strong development of your childs communication skills
Age Group : 2 to 3.5 year olds
Timings 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Class Start



Individualised learning programme based specifically on your child’s needs. At Mt Wellies each child has an individual development plan created, which is based on their specific age, needs, interests and dispositions.


Focused Literacy Programme

Focused Literacy Programme for pre-schoolers to prepare them for school. Our literacy programme is a phonics based course that teaches children the letters, the letter sounds, how to form the letters, the correct pencil grip and much more.


Fabulous home cooked meals

Fabulous home cooked meals prepared fresh each day by our wonderful chef Holly. Food is included in the fees. We follow a healthy menu that includes all food types with each day introducing different tastes and textures for our youngsters.


Yoga classes

Yoga classes for our pre-schoolers to develop children’s physical and mental abilities. For busy children it is important to teach them mindfulness - to focus and live in the moment. They are also learning the different parts of their bodies and how to gain control over their bodies.


Pick up & Drop off Bus service

This is something that Mt Wellies is considering offering to our community. If you would like to have your child picked up and dropped off, please let us know.


Excursions & Celebrations

New Zealand has such a rich multicultural environment and we love celebrating the multitude of cultures that makes up our country. These events allow us to learn and share knowledge of each other, the values and beliefs that make up that culture.