OUR LEARNING STAGES
This room is planned and designed for our babies as a warm, respectful and nurturing environment.
We have areas of play set up to ignite learning and discovery by incorporating many natural resources and recycled materials for children to create, build and test their skills.
We take great pride in our consistent routine that reflects the needs of our children and provides a calm learning atmosphere. We have a consistent team of qualified Teachers that are in tune with our tamariki and their learning.
We document children’s learning, development and interests through their portfolios and individual learning plans. This is a snapshot of learning through the eyes of the child and we love to share these moments with you.
Running at a ratio of 1-4 allows us to fully engage and support our tamariki throughout the day.
This is a large open area of play that is rotated and reviewed daily to teach children the beauty of “Self”.
We support our tamariki to develop their self-esteem and increasing their independence in caring for their belongings, during play and throughout their learning.
Our individualised planning and learning portfolios display our child led discoveries and interests. We fully invest in positive guidance, implementing our virtues programme and encouraging children to reach their goals and milestones. We are proud of the learning we provide and our children’s voice is weaved throughout everything we do.
Our tamariki are learning through play and have many opportunities to test and grow their skills in the indoors, outdoors and our neighbouring farm. We have two mat times a day that focus on the interests of the children, through activities such as music and movement, what’s happening in our community, storytelling, fun games and an opportunity to share news. We also have a weekly lending library program, helping all our tamariki to share the love of reading between home and centre.
Our vision is to provide our children with a safe space where they can express themselves and develop into capable, confident and creative learners for the next step in their learning journey.
TRANSITION TO SCHOOL
Here at Bizzy Bodz Huntly we want all children to be prepared and ready for school as much as possible.
Through using a project approach we are able to have hands on, in depth learning on a range of topics from the children’s interests. We also have range of activities and routines to prepare our tamariki to comfortably take their next step in their learning journey.
Such as a weekly Lunch Box day for our 4 year old's. Children bring their lunch boxes and create their lunch at the centre. This is providing opportunities for children to take responsibility for their lunch heading to school, as well as developing their enjoyment of healthy food choices.
This is paired with our monthly school visits to local primary schools. Where our tamariki can gain familiarity with new entrants classrooms and help them transition comfortably between centre and school.