Queen St W, Horowhenua, Levin
We believe that Learning Links stands out from the rest through its commitment to three important education priorities: Learning through play, Keeping children emotionally healthy, Educating with a sustainable environment focus.
Our converted villa at 70 Queen St West offers an expansive environment and a real focus on enjoying the outdoors. With a refresh scheduled in late 2019 this centre has a great reputation with the local community.
Some of our latest adventures!
Forest Programme (At Learning Links Hector Drive)
Connecting children to nature is something we are passionate about at Learning Links Hector. An enriching programme like this certainly isn’t something that was decided one day and began the next – it has taken a lot of preparation, consideration and dedication.
Well today, our passion became a reality! The group headed off on their expedition within our local community. They began this weekly ritual with a forest karakia and a willingness to explore and test their limits in the dense bush. We are very proud that our tamariki showed such respect for the beautiful forest and its creatures and this will be something that they will remember for many years to come – a huge thank you to our Kaiako, Rebekah and Ana for bringing our programme to life today everyone should have a good sleep tonight!
Our tamariki are becoming increasingly confident and familiar with the forest. They have already gained a strong sense of direction and able to show their kaiako which way could lead us to the destination.
They were lucky to find and try some kawakawa, which we learnt that the leaves can be made into medication that helps our digestive system. We even brought some back to our centre for our friends to try as herbal tea.
No doubt, the muddy puddles was the favourite. It was such fun for each of us to get wet, get muddy and be engaged with nature! We are also amazed to see the growing resilience of our children when they slipped into mud, when they got dirty and when they were in dilemma. They were determined to take risks and challenge themselves, physically and emotionally!
It was equally impressive to notice how tamariki cared for each other and helped their peers out of a challenging situation, they were demonstrating their growing social competence and caring nature in their bush play! We highly recommend getting out into nature - the children will surprise you!
As we continue to connect locally, to our Rototuna area, we discovered Rototuna means "lake of eels". In Pre-European times, our area had a lake named Tunawhakapeke. The lake and surrounding swamps had an abundance of tuna resources. As a result of our new knowledge the tamariki are discovering where the tuna like to live now and what they like to eat! Trying to coax them out of their hiding places, the children have been patiently dangling some food for them and to hopefully catch a glimpse soon!
2019 ENROLMENT FEES
We offer a flat rate of $5.50 per hour for all ages
20 Free hours is available for all children aged three years and over up to a maximum of 6 hours a day up to 20 hours a week.
Learning Links operates as a full day service and does not offer short days or sessions. Our fees include high quality teacher ratios above Ministry of Education standards. Minimum enrolment is two days a week. A deposit equal to one week of your booked hours will be due upon enrolment to confirm your place. Two weeks notice is required when terminating enrolment. Nappies, food and formula is not provided. To be read in conjunction with the Fee Policy.