Who we are
Wise Owl Early Learning Centre Pukekohe is tucked away in the quiet residential area on John Street – beside the “Big Slide” park, Samuel Miller Reserve.
Our centre has a unique homely feel and we consider it be a second home.
We have a strong focus on authentic connections with people, love and nurture alongside high quality care and education. This creates a balance in an unhurried environment, that is also full of energy.
We are a “mixed age group” child care centre. This means we keep our children together as much as possible to foster and encourage social choices that are not limited to age.
We have wonderfully spacious open-plan rooms (double the size required by the ministry of education) where teachers and children can engage in meaningful and teachable moments.
Ko Taupiri te Maunga – The name of our mountain is Taupiri
Ko Waikato te Awa – The name of our river is Waikato
Ko Manukau te Moana – The name of our sea is Manukau
He puna ana ahau e te whare Kohungahunga ko Wise Owl no Pukekohe – The name of our early learning centre is Wise Owl in Pukekohe
Here at Wise Owl Early Learning Centre we have a passion for developing connections between people that will provide a solid platform for confidence in self and in life long learning.
Mission & Whakatauki
Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work.
Introducing the Owner
Hello, I am Anette Blair and I am the proud owner/manager of Wise Owl Early Learning Centre (ELC).
After 20 years teaching in early childhood education I honestly believe it is my calling to establish a loving, respectful, and unhurried centre, which the children can embrace as a home away from home.
Nourishment of body
We provide nutritious homely meals, all made at Wise Owl fresh daily. Our kitchen is the heart of our centre. Our rituals include self care, coming together as a group and meal times. Our change and meal times are unhurried and valued as a special time to bond and share.
Nourishment of mind
We encourage interest in learning – predicting – planning – spontaneous ideas – positive self esteem. Routines and rituals help us to know and understand about times when we need to do certain things.
We have clear boundaries.
We support self regulation and social competence
Nourishment of soul and spirit
At Wise Owl we encourage children to be themselves and love themselves.
To enjoy life and celebrate each day.
To accept and embrace similarities and differences.
We notice, recognise and respond to each and every child.