Haere mai - Welcome to Hannah's House!
We're a boutique Early Childhood Education Centre for Tamariki from 0-5 nestled in the heart of Red Beach on the Hibiscus Coast with a BIG passion for Reggio-based teaching while focusing on caring for our environment.
NZ owned & operated | Licensed for 34 children with up to 15 under two's.
Reggio Emilia Approach
Discovery & play-based learning.
Like Te Whāriki, Reggio Emilia's pedagogy is child-centred and focuses on the idea that the child is inherently creative and intelligent, capable of exploring and discovering for themselves, with both the intention and the right to make meaning in many different ways.
Your second home and whanau.
Our centre welcomes pēpi and tamariki from 0-5 years old and has a license for up to 34 children. It is our desire to keep relationships authentic and to create meaningful learning experiences with your child. Our practices reflect and celebrate the cultural heritage of our community.
Caring for our Taiao.
We're proud to run environmental programmes where children and whānau can explore the importance of sustainable practices. Learning the art of the "3 R's" (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) starts with us and we will encourage your family to come along for this educational journey.
Meet Our Early Childhood Education Teachers Team
Engaged Creative Nurturers
All of our educators are highly-trained, qualified and experienced in nurturing playful learning environments following Reggio Emilia's philosophy and guidelines. The Ministry of Education frequently reviews our team - here's what they had to say in their last report:
"The centre’s environments support children’s learning effectively. Teachers adapt environments in innovative ways to foster children’s creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Infants and toddlers have their own indoor and outdoor spaces. Teachers know children well and respond to their cues appropriately. They are responsive and nurturing and their caregiving supports infants’ need for strong and secure attachments.
Teachers skilfully engage children in play that prompts them to collaborate and investigate ideas.
'They give children the time and space to explore, investigate and engage in learning.'
Hannah's House teachers frequently interact and facilitate conversations with children. They encourage children to take learning risks and set their own goals while they reinforce care for the environment and sustainable practices."
Babies are welcomed from 0 to 2 years old within our cosy, fully-equipped nursery and dedicated under-twos play area where we're ensuring an excellent teacher to child ratio.
Toddlers are encouraged to grow self-confidence at their own pace around the centre where we secure a positive, nurturing learning environment.
Pre-Schoolers can enjoy a stay with us up to 5 years old where dedicated areas like our Discovery Room, have been set up to expand their curiosity, independence and learning opportunities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Embracing our Cultural Heritage
Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori
Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori is Māori language and culture.
At Hannah's House we do our best to recognise the place of Māori as tangata whenua, and observe the principles of partnership in the Treaty of Waitangi. We integrate Māori language as often as possible, discover songs, arts and embrace Māori philosophy in many of our values or learning activities.