With a 1:7 ratio for our over twos we provide children with opportunities to take risks and build confidence knowing they are supported by caring adults.
This is an age where children learn to get along with others, build social competence, and confidence in their own abilities.
We encourage active exploration of the outdoors and expect our children to help take care of our natural environment. We have seasonal edible gardens that the children help tend and when fruit & veges are ready to be eaten the children pick these and help prepare them for eating or often eat them on the spot.
We have a structured routine and curriculum planned activities every day. These activities are designed to complement our children’s learning and to meet all their needs equally. We offer a balance of learning activities that are structured, free choice activities and an indoor and outdoor flow for a large percentage of the day. Alongside this we run a “Transition to School” programme for our four year old children. The focus of this period is on pre-reading and pre-writing skills plus introducing more structured mat times and music times.
At Nurserydale Childcare we believe strongly in helping children “to grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body, and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society” Te Whaariki – Aspirational Statement.