We wanted to create more than just a normal daycare. We wanted a space for children with endless opportunities to learn, explore and experiment.
A place where teachers, parents, whānau and the wider community can come together to cater to the needs of children in their vital years. At the heart of this was to ensure the wellbeing of children. We have created an inviting and warm environment where children are respected, valued and nurtured with interesting indoor and outdoor spaces, beautiful and meaningful resources which are chosen very carefully while making strong connections with nature and support them to learn more about sustainable world around them, with experienced teaching team, who believe that “the children are at the heart of the matter”.
At Neemo Childcare, we accept children and their individual uniqueness. By providing them safe and secure environment we offer opportunities for them to become confident lifelong learners and build connections between teachers, parents and whanau.
The centre philosophy is based on TeWhāriki, the early childhood curriculum, and influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach to early learning. Our Philosophy is based on five core values, and children are at the core of these values.
Our view of a child- We believe every child is a unique and special individual. We aim to encourage each child to be a confident self-motivated learner and to provide a strong foundation on their journey to becoming a life-long learner.
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Our environment- We provide a safe and secure environment to enable children to inquire and explore from their early years. We believe that when children feel safe and secure, they develop a sense of belonging and gain the confidence to investigate, notice and explore.
The role of educators -Enabling children's needs and understanding their uniqueness. We believe every child is a unique and special individual. We aim to encourage each child to be a confident self-motivated learner and to provide a strong foundation on their journey to becoming a life-long learner.
Partnership with parents and whānau – “It takes a village to raise a child”. We believe children's lives are influenced by all the adults around them. We value building strong partnerships with our families/whānau as are the first teachers of children. We believe in honest, open communication while working in partnership with families.
Acknowledging bi-culturalism and each child’s culture : We believe that the bi-cultural heritage of New Zealand is very significant. We acknowledge TeTiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand and are committed to embracing our bi-cultural heritage. We believe in supporting the individual heritage and cultural identity of each child and their family. We welcome and respect all families in our centres.