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About Lansdowne Private Childcare & Pre School

Our Philosophy

Lansdowne Private Childcare and Pre-School Centre is privately owned and operate under the provisions of the Ministry of Education Regulations 2008 and implements Te Whariki (New Zealand’s Early Childhood Curriculum)
Here at Lansdowne we operate to a flexible routine where we encourage and value family/whanau partnerships and involvement within the centre. We believe that communication and consultation between families and the centre are essential for the well-being and belonging of all our children.
We are committed to running our Early Childcare Centre in a relaxed manner, promoting a nurturing family environment which provides quality care and education where children feel safe, happy and secure.
Our curriculum allows children to learn to the best of their ability enabling them to become confident, competent lifelong learners. Our centre life curriculum and assessment is evaluated reflecting upon the children’s individual interests and development and is further enriched through group interactions and learning
We believe all children are unique and have the right to grow physically, socially, intellectually, emotionally and culturally at their own pace.
Children will be encouraged to resolve conflict peaceably and to have respect for all.
We recognise New Zealand’s bi-cultural heritage. We are a multicultural centre which recognises, welcomes and embraces the diverse range of cultures within our centre and the wider community.

Educational Programme

We have an educational programme which is planned with a combination of structured activities and free play, which is always flexible to meet the children’s interests and needs. This includes stories, music, puzzles, dough, blocks, painting, water, collage, dramatic play, fitness, sand play, cooking and many other activities, which also may include visit’s outside the centre as well as special interest excursions. Our programme of activities is designed to suit all ages and stages of a child’s development, this includes allowing children to learn in their own time and at their own level, to explore their imaginative and artistic capabilities and provide them with the nurture, love and trust they need in order to achieve this
The programme is assessed and evaluated reflecting children’s individual development as well as group learning. Our thinking and talking wall displays and photos show children’s participation in centre life.
Staff are always on hand to inform parents about their child’s activities daily. Learning stories record your child’s experiences, they include photos and information about the learning and fun activities your child has been participating in at day-care.