Natural Environment

At Gem’s, every child is precious. And every thing we do is designed to bring out the best in each one. Our unique environment has been carefully created around the theme of ‘natural’. You’ll find no plastic fantastic here. Everything – from our furnishings to our playthings to our learning philosophy – is about giving every child the gift of natural learning.


Natural Goodness

The Gem’s theme of ‘natural’ sings loud and clear at snack and lunchtime. Our food is real – much of it grown by the children themselves in our own veggie garden – and prepared with love by our friendly cooks. Every day children enjoy the ritual of eating together and experiencing fresh, wholesome, home cooked meals that fill them full of energy and goodness.


Natural Play

Fresh air, green grass, animals, laughter, rough and tumble. Once a week it’s Farm Day and off we all go to explore, play, learn and share. Our weekly excursions to our own farm school are so exciting for the children. They love the adventure, discovering new things with friends, running and jumping, chattering about all they are experiencing. Moments we cherish, letting children be children… naturally.

We encourage our children to be independent, adventurous thinkers
— Gemma Smith, Gems Director
A big thank you from us for all your hard work in providing Frankie (and Lily) a safe, caring and exciting place to learn and grow. This is a sad day for us as you have all been part of our lives for the last five years. We will take fond memories of Gems with us, you will always be in our hearts. Keep being awesome
— Nga Mihi Nui, Nic, Jonathan, Lily and Frankie
Honestly it means so much to us knowing that the children are in such good hands there. Thank you for all that you do, your staff are amazing and you should be so proud. The environment and philosophies you have created and instilled at Gems are such a credit to you all.
— Thank you again Just & Rock xx