Our philosophy is unique to our Kidditech and underpins all we do and provide for children, their whanau and out team while at Kidditech.Positive relationships based on support, respect and trust underpin the education and care Kidditech provides to young children and their families. We are passionate about the holistic well-being, learning and development of children and we value the connectedness of whanau and community. We embrace the multicultural nature of our centre and live by the bicultural principals of Te Tiriti O Waitangi through the use of Te Reo me nga Tikanga Maori.
Our environment is designed incorporating natural play spaces to foster exploration and extend children’s interests through positive, fun learning experiences. We provide a varied and stimulating environment for discovery and learning, applying the natural inter-relationships science and technology has with all areas of education and our everyday lives. Learning happens in the process of play and the teachers’ role is to encourage children, discovering together, where the familiar is embraced along with challenges and risk taking. Tuakana teina is an important part of learning, supporting big and little to work with and alongside one another. We foster a culture where children’s friendships and individuality are embraced within a safe environment where children are able to grow and develop to their full potential socially, intellectually, physically, spiritually and emotionally.
Our teaching team are qualified professional early childhood teachers who are passionate and take pride in the role they play in the lives of young children. Being a small family owned centre we are a close-knit team who value and support the development, independence and interdependence of others. Our teaching practices embrace participation and well-being; through humour, role-modelling and hands on exploration based play.
We identify and extend on children’s interests, development and dispositions and use the early childhood curriculum – Te Whaariki as a tool for planning and reflection. We celebrate ideas, participation and success; empowering children to become competent and confident learners and communicators with positive self esteem.
Our programme embraces children’s lives and interests both within and outside the centre; it is based on choice, exploration and uninterrupted play, supported by predictable routines and rules based on respect for people, places and things. The values and aspirations of parents/whanau and children are supported in our programme with a balance of free choice play and project work in an environment rich with resources embracing real life science and technology concepts. Caring for the environment is important to us, we value sustainable practices and are creative in the use of natural resources and the way we work with what nature provides us.
We believe that learning is a lifelong journey, and we incorporate inspiration and fun into all we do.