Management and the staff, in partnership with parents / guardians and whanau, will promote and extend the learning and development of each child attending or receiving the service, through the provision of quality early childhood education and care.
Educators will develop and implement curriculum which assist all children to grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.
Our programme is based around the principles of “Te Whaariki”, New Zealand’s Early Childhood Curriculum. Staff set up activities daily, throughout the Centre, which include art, fine motor, messy play, water play, gross motor and music and movement.
The Centre operates a Transition to School programme for our four year old children. The programme covers a wide range of the emergent curriculum, including literacy, numeracy, science and technology in a fun manner.
To ensure each child’s individual needs are met, staff work as a team to programme plan for each individual child. Daily assessments occur as staff listen, watch and interact with children both as individuals and in group situations.
Each child has an individual “Profile Book” which serves as a written and photographic record of a child’s learning experiences at the Centre. Samples of artwork, photographs and all documentation relating to the planning process are retained in this book. Parents are encouraged to browse through their child’s Profile Book at any time and take the book with them when they leave the Centre.