The Importance of Curriculum, Philosophy and Teachers in Childcare
New Zealand’s early childhood education industry has a wonderful reputation as being among the world’s best. We are known for our focus on play-based learning, our bicultural framework and our goal of empowering lifelong learners.
Any childcare centre or kindergarten should follow NZ’s robust national curriculum, provide a strong philosophy and be filled with passionate childcare teachers in order to provide a positive impact on children. Here we discuss more about how curriculum, philosophy and childcare teachers are key to helping your child learn, develop and grow.
World-leading childcare curriculum
Early childhood education centres in Hastings and throughout NZ are guided by Te Whāriki, the National ECE Curriculum, which states that children are born competent and confident. Kindergarten and childcare is the time to nurture this innate talent, ensuring it continues to flourish and develop as children move from infant to toddler to preschooler.
How our Hastings daycare centre and kindergarten reflects the principles of Te Whāriki
This curriculum can be found throughout our kindergarten and childcare centre. It’s reflected in how we:
• Provide safe childcare and kindy spaces that children are free to explore
• Allow children to find their unique strengths and pursue their own interests
• Foster a sense of belonging for all our tamariki
• Work in partnership with parents, whānau and caregivers
• Encourage Hastings community connections
Shining through our Hastings kindergarten and childcare centre’s curriculum is our holistic philosophy. We consider each child as an individual as we nurture their whānau (family health), Tinana (physical health), Hinengaro (mental health) and Wairua (spiritual health). Our childcare teaching team know there is nothing more important than connection, communication and contributions for children to develop and reach their potential.
Passionate Hastings kindergarten and childcare teachers
All kindergartens and childcare centres rely on passionate and talented, warm and friendly teachers, and our kaiako fit the bill. Together, our team has set up a kindergarten and childcare environment that offers opportunities to explore, engage and learn at every turn. From sensory experiences to physical challenges, fun activities to singing and dance, our Hastings daycare teachers meet each child at their unique stage of life and guide them as they naturally grow and develop.
If you are looking for an early learning centre in Hastings that offers quality education, look no further than Piccolini Kindergarten and Childcare Hastings. Give us a call, enquire online or drop in for a visit.