Infant and Toddler Centre

09 834 7142

Early Childhood Centre

09 834 7132

Early Childhood Centre

Welcome to the Early Childhood Centre


The early childhood centre is situated in the Flanshaw Road School Grounds and was established to provide support for the families and children in the local community.  The early childhood centre is licenced for children aged between 3 to school entry level.  We are licensed for 35 children per day and offer 20 hours ECE for all children over 3 years. 

The teachers at Flanshaw are committed to providing a programme that is both stimulating and challenging for children's development.  It is our belief that healthy self esteem is paramount to our overall wellbeing and as such, we aim to create an environment which promotes a positive self image through responsive and reciprocal communication alongside a strong emphasis on relationship building with other children, staff and their families.  We believe that children learn and develop best in an environment where the teacher has a respectful image of children as being competent and capable young people.

We have a close relationship with Flanshaw Road School which supports our children and their families as they transition to school.

Philosophy 

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Our Curriculum

Our philosophy of teaching and learning is underpinned by Te Whariki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum. 

Our programme is driven by childrens interests. We create a co-operative, collaborative approach to learning where:

  • learners actively participate.
  • teachers become learners and children sometimes teach.
  • respect is given to every member.
  • invetigations and questions capture childrens interests and challenge them.
  • diversity is celebrated and contributions are valued.
 
The environment provides children with meaningful experiences to inquire and explore their thoughts and theories.  Play is emphasised as an important part of their learning.
Play provides:
  • opportunities to develop social competence through ongoing interactions.
  • acquistion of social and cognitive competence.
  • negiotiate and problem solve. 
  • later promotes self confidence.
 
Take a look at our teaching statement for more information