Auckland Point Kindergarten - Matangi Awhio is a whanau of akonga, a family of learners. Embracing a holistic way of learning through responsive and reciprocal relationships within The Early Childhood Curriculum-Te Whariki.
We see: each other, whanau, children and the wider community as a partnership.
We feel: the ihi, the wehi, the mana - The excitement, the fear, the strength of individuals.
We do: empower children, whanau and one another to grow up as competent and confident learners, respecting people, places and things.
Our learning environment offers opportunities for tamariki/children to learn through play. The term ‘PLAY’ forms the foundation for creative intelligence, literacy, higher learning and also provides the foundation for future symbolic and abstract thought.
Me tuawhi te mokopuna i roto i te aroha
Me te ngakau marie,a, Me whakato te kaha ki roto i a ia
Nurture the child in an environment of love, caring, peace, calm, tranquality and gentleness and instil strength within her/him. (Ministry of Education, 1996,pg32)
The centre caters for children from 6 months to 6 years of age in two separate sections. In the Under two’s area the teachers work calmly, and gently when attending to children’s physical, emotional and learning needs, while providing a good model of language, showing respect and responding quickly and appropriately to the children. In the over two’s area, teachers are enthusiastic participants in the programme, providing children with support and encouragement to develop and extend activities that arise from their interests. Independence and self care is promoted.
Individual profiles are written for children sharing each child's journey through Auckland Point Kindergarten – Matangi Awhio. Learning stories record children's interests and abilities, and inform parents/whanau of milestones reached.
6mth-2yrs - $5.70 per hour
2yrs-6yrs $4.00 per hour plus .50c family contribution per hour
Minimum booking of 6 hours a day, 2 days a week.
If you would like to make an enquiry please contact us. Parents are able to attest 20 hours ECE at the centre for children aged between three and five years of age.
This greatly reduces the cost of childcare. Parents may be eligible for the WINZ Childcare Subsidy to assist with fee payment. See more information on the "Useful Information" page.
Auckland Point Kindergarten is right next to the new entrant class at Auckland Point School.
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