Learning Through Play
Atawhai Childcare, uses the following four approaches to teaching and learning to ensure that children learn through play. The centre curriculum is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to learning and provides the foundation of the centre curriculum and this is broken up into four areas of practice.
The Reggio Emilia Approach is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education which values the child as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge. Every child brings with them deep curiosity and potential and this innate curiosity drives their interest to understand their world and their place within it.
Quality Child Care
We believe that children thrive in an environment which values their own uniqueness, while providing support and opportunities to grow emotionally, socially and creatively. By building on each child’s strengths, interests and curiosities, we guide each child to explore the world around them as well as develop new abilities and form close relationships.