Te Kōhanga

Transitioning Successfully to School

In our role as educators in the New Entrant space we have endeavoured to create better links between Early Childhood Education (ECE) and this school setting. Building spaces in our current context hopes to support our students transition successfully.


The role of play-based learning in early child development and its impact on learning identifies that up to the age of 7 years, child-led play is essential for imagination and creativity. With this in mind, our educators have explored how Arahoe’s New Entrant space could reflect and embrace the needs of the whole child.