As one of the area's best kept secrets, it is located only 3 km's from Silverdale Town Centre along Wainui Road, but well and truly in the country.
Set on one hectare of land nestled between farmland, it provides a perfect setting where there is enough (real!) grass for children to run, play, have fun, explore and learn.
Offering the opportunity of regular walks in the paddocks and picnics under the trees, the children absolutely love the rural setting.
Our generation and those past, did not sit as much as children do today in our more sedentary lifestyle. Research shows that auditory, visual and tactile skills depend on movements. Academic success depends on having these basic physical skills in place for efficient learning to occur.
The very best place for children to get moving and master their emerging physical skills is outdoors. It is outdoors that children can fully and freely experience motor skills like running, leaping and jumping.
Playing outdoors also helps children with cognitive, social & emotional development. It is here where children are more likely to invent games, they are able to express themselves and learn about the world their own way. They feel safe and in control, which promotes autonomy, decision making, and organisational skills.
Although the children are only playing to have fun, they're actually learning lifelong skills! In conjunction with age appropriate child-led learning, our specialised school readiness program for pre-schoolers, the Fantail Flyers, is where special attention is given to not just word recognition, numeracy and vocabulary but also concentration, working in a group and routines. Our aim is to build confidence so children can move comfortably into 'big school'.
From under the loving care & supervision provided by our under 2's teachers to the fun loving pre-schoolers, everyone enjoys the outdoor environment and learning opportunities here at Fantails.
The Education Review Office (ERO) reviews all schools and early childhood education services in New Zealand. To view the latest ERO report for Fantails Childcare - Country open the pdf file below.