Nursery

  • In the nursery your infant or toddler (pepi) will spend his/her time with Amelia who is a qualified and registered Early Childhood Teacher.

    Amelia feels that one of the most important aspects of providing care is developing trusting relationships – not only with tamariki but with their whānau as well. She believes when she has a trusting relationship with whānau, they will feel comfortable to share their own knowledge about their child.   Parents know their children best, and from them we learn about each tamaiti interests’ and strengths’.  Kaiako are then able to build on these interests’ and strengths’ and provide an enriched environment for the tamariki to engage in.

    It is Amelia’s goal to build children’s confidence by giving them time to do things at their own pace and supporting them in their growing independence. She believes in the child-led curriculum, guided by the goals and principles of Te Whāriki. 

    When Amelia is on a break, or undertaking professional learning time Christina is the other kaiako who teaches in the nursery.  

  • A statement from our latest ERO report

    Children under Two years of age benefit from a calm and unhurried environment. Teacher interactions are caring and nurturing. Children are involved in routines in ways that are respectful of their preferences and aligned to home routines.
    The philosophy and valued outcomes for children are clearly evident in practice. Children are at the heart of all decision making. Each child is seen as a learner in the context of family and culture. The home language, culture and identity of families are acknowledged and valued.