Curriculum & Programmes
We provide care and education options for babies through to six year olds embracing the New Zealand curriculum of Te Whariki.
At Christopher and Robin each child becomes:
- A thinker who listens
- An inquirer who negotiates
- An inventor who collaborates, and
- An individual who believes in him or herself
At Christopher & Robin ECC educators will enhance children’s learning and development through:
- Relationships and Interactions which are responsive, reciprocal, positive and encouraging.
- Extending children’s thinking and actions through sensitive and informed guidance; interventions and support.
- Respecting children’s preferences and involving children in decisions about their participation in activities.
- Planning and evaluating the physical environment and providing resources to support the needs of each child and to facilitate quality curriculum and interactions.
- Modelling non-discriminatory behaviours and promoting this with children.
- Implementing strategies to include all children.
- Our educators will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the learning and development of each child, identify learning goals for individual children, and use this information as a basis for planning, evaluating and improving curriculum programmes.
More information about the Te Whariki framework
We understand that babies are all unique and learn at their own pace. We aim to provide a safe space where little ones can explore, grow and develop through a variety of experiences. Our staff to child ratio in the under two space is 1:4. Infants and toddlers are cared for using Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) by Magda Gerber. Find out more about how we apply RIE.
Pre-schoolers are educated using the Reggio Emilia philosophy where the environment plays a key role in each child’s education. Learn more about our Reggio Emilia approach. Our staff to child ration in the over two space is 1:6.
Our special preparation for school programme is unique and we have had outstanding feedback from schools where our children now attend. We offer this learning to all 3 and 4 year olds and also present an option of 5 mornings or 5 afternoons per week with 20 free hours.