“Where Families come First”
We value the time whānau spend with their tamariki in our centre. We believe that vital learning takes places at home. Tamariki are a taonga (treasure) and the parents are entrusting their most prized taonga in to our care. We have an open door policy and whānau are welcome to pop in for a visit at any time. Our staff are always available to talk to and parents receive ongoing emails updates about their childs learning and they are also invited to join our closed Facebook groups. This allows them the chance to see more of the day to day moments.
“Where Nature meets Nurture – developing long lasting relationships with the wider world.”
We keep tamariki grounded with the Papatūānuku by using the environment as a third teacher. As we venture out into the community, the tamariki are seeing more of the natural world around us and are able to learn of the many aspects that mother nature provides us. We also provide the tamariki the opportunity, in centre, to grow and care for various gardens we have and use nature as a play resource.
“Connecting our Children to Community through Nature – encouraging children to are for the world around us.”
We believe that for the tamariki to feel they belong in the community, they need to develop a connection to it. This can be done in many different ways. This connection will help them later in life to care and nurture the environment we live in. For those in centres, we like to get out in to the community through regular walks and trips to nearby parks and fields. Within the Homebased setting, the children are often experience getting out in to the community. We also participate in community events like santa parades and fundraiser walks.
It is through these events that we believe our tamariki will develop a connection to the world around us. It is this connection that will help them to care for the world we live in.