Teachers are trained and qualified. Teachers provide quality experiences and opportunities for children to learn and grow and to help them become confident and competent in their world. The kindergarten programme is based on Te Whāriki, the early childhood education curriculum.
Some of our regional kindergarten associations explain:
Whether playing in the sandpit, dressing up, climbing and jumping, solving a puzzle or painting a picture, your child will experience a wide range of activities at kindergarten, all of which provide valuable learning opportunities.
The belief in a child’s right to play is at the heart of all our programmes and although it might look like kids are ‘just playing’ our teachers are constantly providing new and challenging experiences, based on children’s interests, that will lead them into new areas of learning.
When your child is playing they feel safe to try new things and through practice develop skills and confidence. As they play at kindergarten they will learn to work alongside others – to share and cooperate, make friends and ask for help. They will also develop independence and essential learning skills such as concentration, perseverance, creativity and curiosity.
Hutt City Kindergartens
Parents and whānau are at the heart of every kindergarten and we aim to create supportive and respectful relationships with every family. We encourage families/whānau to stay or visit at any time to see what their children are up to and participate in our programmes as they wish.
Kindergartens South (Southland)
We believe early learning is a partnership with parents and whānau. Together we want to engage young children in authentic learning experiences with the space, freedom and care that builds self-confidence, independence and individuality.
Inspired Kindergartens (Tauranga)