Under two year olds
The foundation of our programme, environment and interaction is based upon a ‘Relationship Based Care’ approach where the first priority and on going practice is to nurture and respect each child. In other words, educators focus on the needs of the children and this determines the curriculum.
Over two year olds
The holistic nature of learning is reflected throughout the over two year olds environment, where the programme is firmly based in the theory of free play. Educators facilitate the children’s play with interactions and experiences whilst building strong relationships that foster children’s sense of self and their place in the world.
Literacy and numeracy are interwoven throughout the daily happenings alongside the development of social and physical skills, building the platform for children to succeed. This is a community of learners who work together, developing strong foundations for themselves for their journey as life long learners in the future.
For more information on the full philosophies of the centre we invite you to contact us.
Children’s written assessments
At Ready Steady Play and Babies each child has their own profile folder which contains documentation in the form of learning stories; a narrative form of recording a child’s learning journey. Each story is expanded through a comprehensive assessment which links to the five strands of Te Whäriki (Early Childhood Curriculum of Aotearoa).
Learning stories and assessments make the learning visible and reflect educator’s deep knowledge and understanding of your child’s disposition, along with their strengths, interests and challenges. As your child’s learning journey progresses you will be able to make clear links through the sequenced learning outcomes which are a formal part of these assessments. Educators promote a collaborative approach as stories are shared with whänau and they, in turn, are asked to respond to stories, give written feedback and add to their child’s profile folder.
At Ready Steady Play and Babies we place value on a comprehensive assessment format which provides a clear link and sense of continuity between the principles and strands of Te Whäriki and the values and key competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum (for schools).
Our vision – a home away from home
Where children always want to be and are creating memories as they learn through play – this will lead them on a pathway of lifelong success.
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