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Philosophy

Flying Turtles Pre-School

Flying Turtles Pre-School aims to provide a safe, secure, and caring environment where the children are respected and supported.  We aspire in that children will feel happy to be here and enjoy everything that the centre has to offer.

We provide fun experiences for children in whole group, small group and individual situations, intermixed with a structured learning programme, building the foundations for thier future.  

The New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, (Te Whaariki), provides us with the basis for our planning.  In our programme we value free play, providing access to a wide range of activites and resources.  We endeavour to empower children to become confident, competent learners and to support them in learning experiences thorugh challenging, stimulating and meaningful play.

We believe that parents are the first educators, therefore establishing and maintaining positive relationships is a vital link between home and the centre.

We believe in a bi-cultural and multi-cultural approach.  We respect all individuals and their cultures.  

Each staff member's individuality is valued and as a team we believe in working together in a professional and caring manner for the benefit of the centre.

In partnership with family/whanau we strive to provide the highest quality care for your child in an atmosphere where children can grow and learn at their own pace and move confidently forward in prepartion for school.

 

Prickly Hedgehog Pre-School

At Prickly Hedgehog Pre-School we are committed to providing the best possible care and education.  An adventure everyday.

Values:  We believe that relationships, interactions and respect are a vital component of Early Childhood Education.  We are influenced by a collection of philosopher's beliefs and values in education and by our New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum - Te Whaariki.

Teaching and Learning:  The teacher is considered a co-learner with the child.  Not just an instructor.  We, as teachers are here to facilitate the child's learning by planning learning experiences based on the child's interests, asking questions to further understanding, and actively engaging in experiences alongside the child.  We have respect for, and trust in the baby, toddler, and young child to be an initiator, an explorer and a self-learner.  We believe that children must have some control over the direction of their learning; children must be able to learn through touching, moving, listening, seeing, hearing; children must have endless ways and opportunities to express themselves.
 
Environment:  It is our belief that children can best create meaningful and more complex play through inviting, well planned and sustained environments.  We believe that having pets encourages empathy, education about caring for others and respect for livings things.  Allowing children freedom of movement is important to us.  We care for, respect and understand their individual needs.
 
Family:  We truly believe that you, as parents and whanau are the child's first educators.  Therefore establishing and maintaining positive relationships and having ongoing open communication is vital.  This links home and centre, and allows for teamwork and a strong sense of belonging for all.  Together we can offer a broader range of knowledge and ideas to assist in your child's journey.
 
Culture:  We believe that our bi-cultural and multi-cultural approach is respectful and inclusive.  Cultural differences and similiarities are embraced.  We are sensitive and responsive to the different cultures and heritages among our families.  We invite all families to share and celebrate our indivdual uniqueness. 
 

Little Pukeko's Pre-School

Little Pukeko's Pre-School aims to provide a safe, secure, and caring environment where the children are respected and supported. 

We endeavour to empower children to become confident, competent learners and to support them in learning experiences through challenging, stimulating and meaningful play.

We believe that parents are the first educators, therefore establishing and maintaining positive relationships is a vital link between home and the centre.

The New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, (Te Whaariki), provides us with the basis for our planning.  Planning around children's dynamic strengths and interests in a fun way will encourage and stimulate them holistically.  This will be achieved by providing real-life experiences, and problem-solving opportunities. 

We believe in a bi-cultural and multi-cultural approach.  We will respect all languages and cultures by providing experiences that support individual differences.  We promote peaceful interactions between all individuals, role modelling responsive techniques and negotiating skills as a basis for the development of genuine relationships.

In partnership with family/whanau we strive to provide the highest quality care for your child in an atmosphere where children can grow and learn at their own pace. 

 

 

 

 


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