About Us

TimberNook offers the ultimate sensory experience — challenging the mind, body, and the senses through meaningful play opportunities.

TimberNook Pakowhai is a sanctuary, nestled in the Pakowhai district between Napier and Hastings. Surrounded by farmland and rivers, TimberNook Pakowhai offers children the ultimate outdoor nature experience. The native bird life is abundant and contributes to this stunning environment. We offer children time, space and connection in an innovative nature based developmental program. Our experiences are carefully crafted to provide the ultimate sensory experience - challenging the mind, body and the senses through meaningful play opportunities.

Sonia Codd is the Manager of TimberNook Hawkes Bay she is a qualified early childhood teacher, with many years’ experience in teaching, leadership and management. She brings a wealth of information and education to children of all ages. Sonia is passionate about children, sustainability and growing resilience. She believes in TimberNook’s creative health and educational curriculum based on the therapeutic aspects of nature to creativity, imagination, exploration and play. Sonia is married to Scott, Mum to her four children and their partners and Nan to her four special grandchildren, who she wants to see “immersed in nature the way it used to be”.

Nature Based Play

Our classroom has no walls! We are fully immersed in all nature offers us. There is no bad weather, only bad clothing!

Reference -HB parent

"Our children have thrived in the TimberNook environment. We would recommend it to anyone... Thanks Team TimberNook"

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