The focus of our programme is based on children’s current interest, dispositions, skills and parent and whanau aspirations. We strive to give children an environment that helps them to grow as a competent, capable and confident learner on their individual pace according to their unique, individual way. Programmes are evaluated on a regular basis and are founded on the guiding principles of Te- Whariki, the Early Childhood Curriculum of Ministry of Education.
We believe that children learn through play. That’s why our programs are centred around a variety of interactive, hands – on activities, new challenges and real life learning experiences. We don’t fit children into our educational program, we ensure that our program is adaptable to meet your child’s needs and extend their learning.
We provide children with a range of indoor and outdoor experiences that are developmentally appropriate and build upon the children’s interests and facilitates their confidence and independence. Our outdoor area is well equipped and resourced so that children explore and spend most of their energy outdoors under a big willow tree.
Our unique transition to school programme has been developed to ensure that children leave the centre as prepared for the next step in their educational journey.
We believe that Healthy mind lives in Healthy body. We are committed to provide children nutritional meals while in our care. All meals are cooked fresh by our cook on the premises.
We are excited to offer our families an access to Educa. It is a web-based system designed to connect teachers with parents. We at Little Hands Childcare make sure that we keep you and your extended family informed about your child's growth and development. You can log in to this secure platform wherever you are in the world to see what’s been happening in their day, check out photos of them and comment on their activities and share their experiences with teachers.
The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.
Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is really the work of childhood.
Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.