Nurture and Care
At Creators, we understand how difficult it can be to leave your precious child in someone else's care. We take a great amount of pride in providing a beautiful, peaceful, environment for your child that can truly become a home away from home. We love growing together with our playful toddlers and we do this through:
Small group sizes
As our children become more independent, continuing to make sense of the world around them, strong relationships form the foundation of a healthy learning environment.
We have a small, passionate team who works with our toddlers. Having a lower than required ratio, helps to develop deep connections with teachers and children, and the children with each other.
Empowering learning through inquiry
We believe that children are born with wonder about the world around them. And learning is often most effective and full of joy when it happens in spontaneous moments of inquiry. Our curriculum is formed by the 'wonderings' of our children. We believe in empowering them to ask their own questions, construct their own theories and test these in the classroom. This results in a very rich, complex and joyful learning experience.
Our teachers are well trained to recognise these wonderings and extend their inquiries further through providing encounters with different places, spaces and materials, which broadens their world-view and fosters that internal sense of inquiry and wonder. Every experience we set up for our children is well thought out, with purpose, to bring an authentic learning experience.
Nurture and Care
At Creators, we understand how difficult it can be to leave your precious child in someone else's care. We take a great amount of pride in providing a beautiful, peaceful, environment for your child that can truly become a home away from home. We are so inspired by our clever Kindergarten kiddies so this is how we create a wondrous learning space for them:
An innovative & response approach to learning
It is our desire to foster the natural desire to learn and discover, and provide a curriculum that meets our tamariki ma in their world, discovering what fascinates them, and facilitating their learning in their journey of discovery. We achieve this through adopting an inquiry based approach to early learning. This approach makes our classroom a fun and dynamic place, as our teachers are constantly listening, observing and collaborating with tamariki and their whānau to discover their current 'wonderings.'
A strong, passionate team of Educators
Our Kindergarten is staffed by some of the most beautiful and dedicated teachers you will ever meet. With a resolute commitment to provide the highest quality of education their passion for our tamariki ma and learning is evident. All our teachers have been a part of attending workshops on the Reggio Approach, as well as being a part of internal training and self directed study.
A dedicated Art Studio (Atelier) and Art teacher (Ateliesta)
We believe that children can learn, express and communicate in a wide variety of ways. This includes being exposed to, and learning to use, a wide variety of materials. Loriz Malaguzzi, one of the founding fathers of the Reggio Approach, called this concept The 100 Languages of Children
In order to equip children with the skills and abilities to become fluent in a material 'language' we have a beautiful, fully equipped Atelier in our Kindergarten.