Babies require extra care and support as they fully rely on adults. We have trained teachers who support the babies through thoughtful interactions within a nurturing environment while recognising the importance of individual care and moments for learning.
The teachers work close in partnership with parents and whanau to support the transition of babies into the Li’ll champs’ environment as they communicate regularly about the child’s interests, capabilities and needs.
Our teachers are familiar with research on how the infant brain develops and with this knowledge they support and extend their curiosity by creating areas, providing open-ended objects and experiences that offer opportunities for child-initiated learning to help under-2 children learn and grow.
Toddlers are active, curious and seeking to make sense of their world. This is an age when children learn significantly through play and physical activity. Our curriculum is responsive to toddler’s rapidly growing capabilities. It provides opportunities for individual exploration as well as social interactions. Teachers support toddlers’ social, cognitive and language capabilities by engaging them in the meaningful learning experiences that lead to develop toddler’s confidence, independence, and many more lifelong skills.
Young children have an increasing capacity for language, inquiry and understanding for other’s point of view. They develop a greater awareness of themselves as learners and increasingly prefer interactions with their peers.
Our emergent curriculum for young children provides wide range of learning opportunities to experience new challenges and pursue self-selected learning goals. Such opportunities encourage children to expand their capabilities and extend their learning repertoires and support them in making a smooth transition to school.
Children are also encouraged to participate into group learning experiences where they extend their social skills that enable them to establish and maintain friendships.