Transition to School

Little Poppy’s Preschool believes in “empowering children for lifelong learning, successful school life and beyond”. In the preschool room our teachers aim to foster and encourage skills in which are the basis of children’s lifelong learning.


Our teachers are committed to supporting children and their families and whānau in developing essential foundational knowledge and skills which will support them to manage themselves successfully through life changes; such as going to school. During the day to day program in the preschool room we integrate foundational skills for school, within all areas of learning and interest. During activities and experiences we support and encourage children to ask questions, develop theories, skills and knowledge which will support them later in the school environment.


As early childhood teachers, we are constantly preparing your children for their future within the school system and beyond. We recognise children as competent and capable individual learners and plan our daily activities and experiences to accommodate for all interests and developmental stages. We also have general focuses in the room, where a group of children display a shared interest.


We encourage the children to share with others their interest and use a variety of different resources in extending their knowledge and skills within the interest. Skills such as; colours, literacy, numeracy, mathematics, science, relationships and imaginative expression. As well as these educational skills, we focus on promoting and empowering children in self-help skills, encouraging them to become confident and capable individuals.