In the Peapods we pride ourselves on providing a safe, calm and nurturing environment that enhances a child’s sense of belonging and promotes their well-being. As an infant and toddler room we understand the importance of the vast difference in the developmental stages and embrace these by creating trusting bonds between teachers and children. Ensuring emotional needs are met for infants as they are nurtured and cared for.
We encourage the value of tuakana teina, as older children care for and play alongside younger helping them to gain a sense of responsibility for themselves and others, while being comforted and guided by teachers. Children are provided with a variety of sensory rich experiences indoors and out that supports learning and development and encourages them to explore independently or work alongside others. Learning areas are designed to challenge and extend on existing skills while encouraging self-help abilities and personal expression.
Teaching practices are guided by our curriculum, Te Whãriki, and adaptable to our children and whanau’s aspirations and desires as children develop into confident and capable learners.