Play is the answer to how anything new comes about, creating connections between ideas, revisiting and reflecting
Play based learning
We are child centered with a strong focus on providing for the specific needs of each individual child. We value real life experiences with children having choice and ownership of their learning. As teachers carefully guide, interact and collaborate with children through their purposeful play, a love of learning through discovery, wonder, and inquiry develops. We understand that play is child's work and a window to their world.
Learning and Development
The key areas of learning and development are well-being, belonging, communication, contribution, and exploration.
Learning is centered on developing children's learning dispositions of courage & curiosity, trust & playfulness, perseverance, responsibility and confidence.
Te Whaariki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum promotes key areas of learning, development and dispositions for children. It is founded on the aspiration for children to grow up as competent and confident learners, communicators, healthy in mind, body, and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.