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
- We 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
- We 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
- 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
- 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