Our Education Review Office reports
ERO discuss the context of our service; "The centre is privately owned and operated. The owners have a clear vision to provide positive outcomes for all children in a safe environment. The service aims to reflect the principle of partnership in Te Tirito o Waitangi, maintain high quality relationships, and provide a stimulating learning programme for young children and toddlers. Children have many opportunities to explore and learn in an environment that includes farm animals, equestrian activities, gardening, swimming and the availability of a wide range of resources and equipment.
Leaders effectively align strategic aims and self review with professional learning and development, which is focused on improving high quality education and care for children..."
We have had three reviews, with excellent results each time, and look forward to welcoming ERO back early in 2020.
...Literacy and Maths are effectively integrated into all aspects of the programme... There is a focus on inquiry and investigative skills in science, technology and the arts... Trusting and reciprocal relationships amongst teacher, children and parents/whanau promotes a seamless transition for young children to school... High levels of mutual respect are evident in interactions between children and teachers... Teachers use positive guidance and support to foster the development of social and cooperative skills... Teachers reflect on their own practice and share knowledge and expertise...