KIDSPACE Early Learning Centre, in partnership with parents, aims to foster children’s desire and ability to succeed today, tomorrow and in the future.
Our young learners benefit from positive and responsive relationships with teachers within a calm, unhurried environment. Their ideas are encouraged, accepted and respected and our tamariki have significant input into our programme here at the centre. Our older children are encouraged to lead mat times, demonstrating that they are confident, capable learners. Children and teachers have fun together at KIDSPACE.
Children of diverse cultural backgrounds, languages, or abilities are actively encouraged to engage in learning and play. Literacy, mathematics and te reo Māori are interwoven within our programme.
Our learning environments are regularly refreshed, displaying and celebrating children’s work and learning activities. Displays also include Māori vocabulary and perspectives, and recognition of children’s heritages.
Our centre programme includes frequent excursions and visits to local places of interest. The popular group time for children aged four years old effectively engages them in age-appropriate literacy, mathematics and science activities associated with current topics of interest.
We have our very own centre guinea pig, which the children enjoy and help care for. Just like the children, he knows it is nap time and sneaks off to his own enclosure!