Our centre environment is well cared for, with good quality resources, giving ample choice for play.
Our centre philosophy is practiced in centre every day. Children’s interests, strengths and personal experiences are reflected in the programme.
Parents and families have a strong presence in the centre and are kept well-informed about their children’s learning through daily notebooks, emails, newsletters and family gatherings. Children’s home routines are followed where possible. Family experiences are recorded and integrated with group and individual children’s learning stories
We have an enthusiastic teaching team keen to adopt new ideas that are likely to impact positively on children. A number of initiatives such as the ‘Talking and Thinking Book’, while in the early stages, are proving successful in reflecting children’s interests through planning. Literacy and numeracy activities are deliberately integrated throughout the centre. Children are encouraged to explore reading, writing and numeracy in purposeful ways. Their efforts are increasingly complex and are displayed in the centre for all to share.
Group time, Ngā Tipuranga, enriches children’s learning and contributes to strong, confident relationships. The outcomes of group focus times are shared with parents via email, providing opportunities for families to further explore an interest or link to a home activity.
Individual learning stories capture rich examples of children’s development and consider how adults might contribute to next learning steps. Children’s te reo Māori learning and knowledge of tikanga Māori are also recorded.