Our centre provides child-centred educational programmes.
The programming is based on observing children on a regular daycare basis, evaluating their needs and planning activities from these observations. We aim to develop programmes to meet the children’s needs and therefore enhance individual development. Programmes are evaluated on a regular basis and are founded on the guiding principles of Te Whāriki (copies on display) the Early Childhood Curriculum of the Ministry of Education.
Our practices reflect the multicultural heritage of our community, and emphasize non-gender stereotyped behaviour. We recognize that early childhood education facilitates the development of confidence, identity,
independence, and an interest in learning for our children. Indoor and outdoor experiences are an integral part of our programme and routine.
Play is central to children’s development by providing opportunities for both structured and spontaneous activities. Play is a child’s unique way to learn about their world. It is also a means of expressing knowledge from previous experience. Routines give children a sense of security, stability, encourage independence and develop valuable life skills.