Babies and Buddies

Our Visions and Objectives

We place great importance on involving family, whanau and community in each child’s journey and learning experiences.

Aims for Children

  • 19th jan overs 038We believe that play is vital for child development
  • We encourage children to initiate their own play and empower them to become independent problem solvers and good communicators
  • By nurturing a sense of belonging our children develop inner wellbeing, confidence and a sense of identity
  • We offer a skills enrichment program to build a strong foundation of skills in each child and prime them for a successful transition to school

Aims for Families

  • Teina 18th & Grandparents 143We believe that families and the community play an integral role in children’s play and learning experiences
  • We aim to work in a partnership with families / whanau
  • We aim to prompt reciprocal and open communication and involve families in decision making
  • We encourage family / whanau to participate in centre activities and the play programme

Educators

  • As Educators we fully support and nurture children to initiate their own play and offer them praise and encouragement.
  • Our programme plan is developed from the children’s ideas and interests. Child observations are the assessment tool we use to evaluate and improve our programme.
  • As Educators we are reliable, knowledgeable, passionate and responsive who involve ourselves in children’s play, which we consider to be our work

Social Responsibility

  • We believe that all children are equal, irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, ability or beliefs and that all children must be given the same opportunities in the centre
  • We recognize the significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi by incorporating respect for and understanding of Te Reo, Tikanga and Whanaungatanga
  • As Educators we role model non violent, non sexist and non racist behaviour
    Children know and understand the limits and boundaries of acceptable behaviour

Environment

  • sony 21st 037We offer children a fun, inviting space where they can initiate their own play
  • We offer children a safe, clean, attractive environment which allows children to engage in a wide range of learning experiences
  • We offer children opportunities to play with and alongside a mixed age range of children