Our centre is a place where you and your children are welcome. It is our desire to come alongside and complement the home; assisting parents/caregivers/whanau in matters of care, education and training and to see our children being children, belonging in our community and believing the very best for them.
We want you to know that we are committed to making this learning partnership an enjoyable time for both you and your children.
Our professional teaching team believes that children learn best through play and guided participation. Our planned programme is founded on the core Christian principles of acceptance, love and honesty, and is aligned to Te Whaariki, the national early childhood curriculum.
At The Beehive Childcare Centre, children will have the opportunity to –
- Develop understandings of key Christian principles
- Become more independent
- Be creative and expressive
- Feel good about who they are
- Develop physical self confidence
- Develop social skills
- Look after themselves, others and the environment
- Persist, problem solve and take risks
- Develop early maths and literacy skills
- Develop language skills for a range of purposes
- Work within acceptable routines, limits and boundaries
- Learn about differences in others
- Develop an enthusiasm for learning.
Our Teaching Programme
We understand that the relationships and the environments that children experience have a direct impact on their development and learning. Children learn best when they are loved and nurtured within a secure and stimulating environment that encourages discovery, curiosity, exploration, wonder, opportunity and creativity. That is why we have designed our programmes in ways that will help your child grow to their full potential.
Our learning programmes are based on three broad developmental spans: infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Each group has their own unique needs and as such we plan accordingly. But overall the aspirations for our children are for them…To grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.
Broad Range of Learning
Guided by high expectations, our staff provide children with a broad range of educational opportunities for lifelong success in learning. The learning experiences include:
- Gross motor play, which involves the use of large muscles. e.g. running, climbing, building, constructing, throwing
- Fine motor play where children use their small muscles. e.g. using scissors, turning the pages of a book, threading beads, putting things in boxes, doing puzzles
- Creative activities available throughout the day, which may include painting, drawing, finger painting, dramatic play, music, collage area, crayons and dye, puppets, modeling, movement, dance, use of natural materials and play in natural areas, cutting and pasting, inventing, rhyme and story sharing
- Care and routines
- Cultural awareness through diverse play equipment such as pictures, puzzles, books, dolls, dress ups, decorations, music and through developing friendships with those from other cultures
- Science, numeracy and literacy activities
- Sand and water play
- Language, relationships and communication experiences
- Get ready for school programme.
Play includes active and quiet times, planned and spontaneous activities, small group and individual interactions, in and out of doors, teacher directed and self directed tasks.
Enriching Children's Lives
We strive to develop learning experiences that enrich children’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive, intellectual, creative and spiritual lives. Children experience a safe, wholesome and nurturing educational experience. Our aim is to help children feel confident and excited about learning, giving them the best start possible.