We believe children learn best when they’re able to pursue their own interests in ways that are meaningful to them. The central themes of the Li’l Champs philosophy are:
At Li’l Champs we work together with Tāmariki and whānau to build positive relationships, recognising that inclusion of family and community is an integral part of a child’s learning and development. We value parents as primary educators for their children and understand that children learn within the context of their family and community beliefs and culture. Strong, responsive, reciprocal, trusting and respectful relationships and open, constructive communication between teachers, Tāmariki and families ensure the best possible outcomes for each child. We endeavour to make links and connections to our local community as often as possible through regular outings and excursions.
We believe that each child is a unique individual, capable, resourceful and able to contribute to their own learning. At Li’l Champs we follow the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum Te Whāriki that is based on free play. Teachers aim to provide play-based learning opportunities for the children to help them to develop skills like expressing themselves confidently, making connections with new learning, developing relationships, promoting curiosity, wonder and creativity. We support children’s inquiry and imagination through listening and responding to each child’s needs and interests while fostering them to develop life -long skills, dispositions and values of respect, trust co-operation and independence.
We provide a safe, secure, and nurturing learning environment which promotes the wellbeing of our tamariki, stimulating and supporting them to develop socially and emotionally by allowing them the time and space. our teachers observe and work alongside children as co-constructors of knowledge while providing them an inclusive environment where each child’s presence is valued in a safe but challenging environment. Teachers at Li’l Champs share their passion for nature with the children to create a sense of wonder and awe in New Zealand’s natural beauty. We believe that each teacher contributes valuable knowledge, skills and expertise. They are treated with respect, trust and professionalism. Communication between teachers is open and honest. Teachers will continually grow as a team and take part in professional development opportunities to grown and learn alongside our tamariki.
Te Triti O WaITANGI
We embrace the partnership of Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa. We value the unique place of Māori as tangata whenua and show our commitment by weaving Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori in our daily practice. We value the contribution of different cultures and empower children to learn about and treasure their own as well as other cultures. We celebrate our differences and value what we learn from each other.
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Transition to school programme
When young children are learning in preschool education environments they’re gathering the skills, knowledge and dispositions to cope with the diverse challenges of life, including the more immediate challenge of starting school.
During early childhood at Li’l Champs, the foundations for literacy and numeracy, decision making, perseverance, patience and creativity are developed through a range of play-based learning experiences. Self-help and self-care skills are fostered within the children, along with the development of social competence leading up to the transition to school.