Contact Little Settlers


Owner/licensee: Emma Reichenbach
Director: Haylee Robson


127 Bombay Road,
Bombay 2675

About Little Pioneers

We believe children’s natural thirst for knowledge should be encouraged and supported in a fun, safe an engaging environment. This environment is extended through quality relationships, interactions and teaching between the child, teachers, parents, whanau and community.

How do we support transition to school?

  • We support a sense of belonging for your child
  • We encourage children’s relationships and the development of social competence skills
  • We scaffold children’s literacy and numeracy learning to provide a solid foundation for going to school.
  • We inspire children to be confident and self-competent to have the skills to go off to school
  • We facilitate an environment that extends children’s fine and gross motor skills whist being aware of the importance of physical development play and its part in academic learning.
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  • We plan our programme for individual children’s needs, strengths, dispositions and learning.
  • We promote learning through all areas of play.
  • We extend children’s natural curiosity and support them to critique their own learning, take risks, problem solving and making logical guesses based on their own working theories.
  • We have a close working relationship with Bombay School and our children becoming familiar with things such as urinals, water fountains and larger boundaries.
  • Understanding and linking Te Whariki (the early childhood curriculum) and The New Zealand Curriculum (for schools).
  • We use assessment based on children’s interests and ways of learning and we aim to share our knowledge with local schools as part of their transition.
  • We know the child's culture, background, interests, strengths, dispositions and use this to tailor their learning.
  • We strive for strong relationships with the children and their parents and whanau