We have re-created the feeling of home as closely as possible so that children and families have that sense of belonging from the beginning.
‘Mi casa es su casa’ literally meaning my house is your house in Spanish, means you’re welcome here and that is true of The Blue Cottage.
Our 3 different areas, depending on your child’s stage and development, allow for them to interact with others at a similar stage in a safe environment. We are also big believers in tuakana teina where the older children teach and care for the younger children so all 3 areas regularly interact with each other.
A lot of time and heart has gone into personally upcycling and renovating furniture, resources and sewing soft furnishings ourselves. Loose parts play is also featured heavily where children of any age are provided with lots of objects which they can use however their imagination drives them. This can be found in each of the different areas. We have ensured that the environment enables the children to feel safe and secure so they can explore their surroundings and reach their individual potential.