We are inspired by
RIE Pikler and Reggio approaches to early learning
We are focused on
respect for the child as well as the environment.
We provide healthy meals
The meals are based on guidance from the Healthy Heart Associaton
We believe that all tamariki
accomplish milestones and learning in their own way
Environment and responsibility's
We love our natural environment of loose parts and understand the responsibility and contribution that we all share by learning within it.
Tamariki are aware of routines, and explore a variety of planned and spontaneous experiences.
Tamariki are encouraged to take risks, problem solve and enjoy uninterrupted play.
It is our aim to encourage tamariki to be self-motivated learners by creating the foundation
for lifelong learning and develop a strong sense of belonging.
Welcome to the Pipi Room
Getting to know you and your child is our first priority!
Communication is the key to building relationships that are based on mutual respect and understanding.
Resource for Infant Educarers, or R.I.E. is a philosophy of caregiving that comes from Magda Gerber. The philosophy upon which Magda has built and incorporated in the following principles was originally conceived by Emmi Pickler, MD, in Hungry and is well known in Europe.
The foundation of the R.I.E. Philosophy and it’s principals is RESPECT! Caregivers who respect infants and toddlers have learned to see them as competent human beings who, like all humans, deserve to be treated respectfully.
The Pipi Room
We honour each child’s unique capabilities and do not rush them when they are not yet ready to perform a task. Infants will reach their milestones when they are ready. Infants are perfectly designed to do exactly what they should be doing to achieve the next milestone. When adults put infants into positions they cannot get in and out of themselves, they limit the child’s opportunity to practice the skill on their own.
We believe children learn through play, by observing, experimenting, listening and exploring their world around them. Our Teachers use a range of strategies, some of these include co-constructing, scaffolding, role modelling, questioning, encouraging and supporting.
Our program allows babies to move freely, permitting them to learn about their world at their own pace. When infants are free to make their own choices, they are able to learn and explore at their own pace and time.
This is important, so caregivers can give each child one-on-one attention during routines like feeding, sleeping, and nappy changing. Routines are actually part of our curriculum and considered to be quality learning experience. We always ask/tell the child what we are going to do before we do it. This practice eventually allows the child to anticipate what is going to happen which leads to their trust in us and in their environment.
We know how crucial the first three years of life are in developing basic lifelong patterns of coping, living and learning.
Research tells us that the most important factor for a child’s secure attachment is a warm, reciprocal and caring adult. This will be achieved through primary caregiving, a person your child knows best, has sense of security and knows their need will be meet. This is promoted through the transition / visiting time before your child starts with us.
We feel privileged that you have chosen us to be a part of your child’ s early years .
Welcome to the Paua Room
Hello and welcome to Coast Kids on Karepiro and the Paua Room, we believe in providing a safe and welcoming space for children and their families which is supported by an open ended environment which encourages children to explore and develop their knowledge and skills, learning through play while building strong relationships between teachers, children and families. A rich and thought provoking environment acts as the third teacher for our children. Our teaching team prioritizes spending quality time with the children, listening to their stories and weaving the learning around them while talking to them. Respect is the key word and it is recognised in all aspects of our centre, through daily routines and rituals, interactions, activities and beyond.
The Paua Room
We believe in compassion and flexibility, ensuring that we are able to accomodate the individual needs of each child, working together in partnership with the family in order to provide a supportive learning environment. In addition to this, we recognize that it takes a village to raise a child and that our close local community has much to offer us, so we strive to invite those who are willing to share their knowledge with us to be a part of our learning and strengthen the relationships between our children, families, community and teaching team. We provide a stimulating, unique and natural environment that allows children to engage in experiences that they plan and implement. We believe in giving children complete ownership of their learning and their experiences, building up their confidence and enabling them to become lifelong learners. Thank you so much for becoming a part of our learning community, we are looking forward to growing with you and your child!
Our menu is nutritious & delicious
We have a cook who is an important part of our team – the children all love chatting with her, as she does with them – she often spends time on the floor with the children. Our cook has created a nutritious delicious menu for the children – four weeks worth of meals, which rotate, The meals are based on guidance from the Healthy Heart Associaton, and the children love the attention and detail our cook gives to their meal and snacks.