Transition to School

Here at Dot Kids Martinborough, we offer children many learning experiences that are integrated throughout our daily programme to foster being school ready.

We also run a transition to school programme 3 days a week that allows children who show an interest in school readiness, the opportunity to extend their learning through focused curriculum-based activities. We pride ourselves on working closely with the primary schools in our area, to ensure that we are providing our children with the school readiness skill they are expecting.

Aspects of the programme include developing self-help skills, such as putting their belongings away, phonics around the alphabet sounds, the formation of some letters, recognising their names, and sitting still for a period of time. This then provides our graduating children and their whānau a full kete of knowledge around what school readiness looks like.


Our children enjoy walks where they can get out and explore locally. We are fortunate that our centre is a short walk from the local library and park. Other places the tamariki love to visit are Martinborough School and Considine Park.

. We often have our local community join us in centre for visits and enhance our children’s knowledge about people, places, things and events.

Portfolios & Storypark

We use an awesome app called Storypark, which allows whānau to follow their child’s early learning journey and to ensure you don’t miss out on important centre communications.

Photos, videos and audio capture your child’s learning so you never miss a treasured moment again. You and your family can also feel more engaged in your child’s development, and you decide who you would like to invite to experience your childs learning journey with you. A perfect way to share those special moments with loved ones down the line or overseas.

Although we love to use Storypark as an online platform to communicate with parents, we also use paper portfolios for each child.

Children enjoy finding their paper portfolio and reflecting on their past activities at the centre. It is a fantastic way for children to engage in self-recognition and reflect on their personal development, as well as being a treasured keepsake for their 21st Birthday!

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we’d love to hear from you!

We understand that your child’s education & care is a priority and that choosing the right centre can be a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. Feel welcome to contact us in whichever way is most convenient for you, or visit our centre and meet our Teaching Team!