About Us

A place where your child receives the highest quality of nurture and care in a stimulating learning environment

Children are natural inquirers and understanding their dispositions is a great way to give them the support they need to kick-start their lifelong learning journey.

The focus on dispositions is to encourage children to acquire the skills to know HOW to learn rather than a simple transmission of particular bodies of knowledge. The benefit of this approach is that the acquired skills are transferable and give children the confidence and capacity to use these skills in every aspect of life from childhood right through to adulthood. 

Dispositions can be described as learning inclinations, sensitivities to occasion, skills and patterns of learning – these are things like persistence, questioning,taking responsibility and cooperating. 

Dispositions put the child at the centre of all learning.

The teachers at Busby Street Childcare are working with dispositional framework to analyse, describe and plan for the learning they see.

Activities are purely seen as a vehicle for the acquisition of dispositions to learn. For example… 5 children may be playing with blocks but the dispositions are varied and multi layered. The teacher may be working on colours with one child and the disposition of sharing with another child, whilst the third and fourth child are building relationships, and the fifth child is working on their perseverance.

Centre Philosophy

Our Vision is "to work in conjunction with family and whanau to enable children to achieve their full potential".

We will achieve this by providing:

  • A learning environment that is warm, accepting, secure and welcoming to all.
  • A developmentally appropriate Early Childhood Curriculum which encourages children to explore and participate in a full range of activities through interaction with adults and other children, and to develop an enthusiasm for learning through play – the natural activity of childhood.
  • Every opportunity for all children to develop to their fullest potential, their emotional, physical, intellectual and social skills, using the Te Whaariki principles.
  • An environment where opportunities to learn are not limited by ethnicity, ability, age or gender and where children develop an awareness of our society’s cultural diversity.
  • An environment which recognises the dual heritage of New Zealand embracing the idea of equality of Maori and European cultural and historical backgrounds. We are committed to valuing each child’s individuality and to developing programmes, which express this.
  • A highly qualified teaching team who are committed to ongoing professional development.
  • An open environment in which families and staff are encouraged to be involved in all aspects of our Centre, supporting our commitment to partnerships with family and whanau, in the interests of their children.
  • Open communication and positive Staff/Parent relationships within the Centre, while respecting confidentiality.
  • An environment that accepts children with special needs, providing support for them and their family.
  • The staff will be familiar with and adhere to the Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008 and the Licensing Criteria for Early Childhood and Care Centres 2008.
  • Our staff has a strong commitment to the quality of care and education within our Centre.

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