At Abbey’s Place Childcare Centres’ we believe that Early Childhood Education is an important part of a child’s learning and development.
We believe that providing opportunities for children to take control of their own learning is vital.
Children are encouraged to learn at their own pace in a safe, consistent, trusting environment which is meaningful to children, allowing us to build the foundations for their lifelong learning.
Our philosophy is based on a socio cultural context in which children learn through socialization and play with and alongside other more capable peers and adults.
Spontaneous play is recognised as “free play”, “free play” stems from the interests of the children and this is supported, affirmed and extended by competent teachers through a planned process of assessment and evaluation which shows progression in learning and development and creates an emergent curriculum.
Staff, children, parents and whānau are encouraged to use te reo Māori, tikanga and cultural practices that reflect the dual heritage of Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Treaty of Waitangi. Likewise we acknowledge other cultures that contribute to our setting.