In our programme the child is an active participant and we form partnerships with children, their families/ whānau /caregivers and the wider community, to build a community of learners.
We value each child’s individuality and provide opportunities for children to develop the dispositions of: courage and curiosity, trust, perseverance, confidence and responsibility.
Based on Te Whāriki, the New Zealand early childhood curriculum, the centre’s curriculum arises from many connected sources
• The children’s interests, ideas and questions.
During the centre day the teachers take small groups of children for specific experiences and the daily programme for each age group is displayed for parents/whānau.
A balance of child-initiated play and small group times provide children with varied experiences, including focus on aspects of children’s interests. Our proximity to local parks and location in the grounds of Rangi Ruru Girls’ School provides children with opportunities to utilise the wider environment, including the school library, the gymnasium, playing fields and other facilities.