Prickly Hedgehog Pre-School

By: Prickly Hedgehog Pre-School  05-Jan-2015
Keywords: Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Care

As with our other two early childhood centres, we consciously stimulate a love of learning through offering a wide range of fun-filled activities, and provide well-equipped indoor and outdoor activity resources to facilitate physical development and well-being. Because all of the ECE centres in the Pukekohe Pre-Schools group have the same values in terms of child care and development, there are features that are common to all three centres. In particular, Prickly Hedgehog Pre-School is proud of having:- Our edible garden, and other eco-orientated activities. We have a constantly evolving range of pets that the children can participate in nurturing. This keeps them in touch with not only our relationship with our immediate environment, but fosters consideration of helpless animals as well as other people. Facilities and resources that children find irresistible in their constant quest for challenges and natural inquisitiveness. Success in hands-on enquiry learning results in great enjoyment, which in turn develops a love of learning. We deliberately offer resources that encourages collaboration between peers when solving problems, and facilitate the development of self-help skills. These in turn build confidence and creativity. A happy, positive setting that is safe and inviting. Family members and caregivers are always welcome, indeed encouraged to be involved in their child's early childhood education. Regular provision of each child's portfolio for review by parents and caregivers. This enables involvement in your child's progress even if it is not possible to spend time at the centre. "Learning Stories" are where teachers identify and outline experiences that illustrate specific aspects of learning. By making these available to parents, they can gain an insight into just how the preschool is not just about play, it is very much about effective learning that arises from well planned play. Our open door policy welcomes parents and caregivers at any time of the day and week. We actively seek involvement, feed-back and any contribution that could assist the children and their overall welfare and development. Every child's progress is a function of all of their experiences, and we wish to maximise our contribution to your child's development and preparation by working with you, your families and the community. Prickly Hedgehog Pre-School care for children aged from 0 to 4 years of age; on turning 4, children graduate to Flying Turtles Pre-School next door, where our philosophy of learning through play is specifically customised to prepare children for not only school when they turn 5, but for their life long learning journey.

Keywords: Child Care, Child Care Centre, Child Development, Child Learning Centre, Childcare Centre, Childhood Centre, Childhood Education, Day Care, Daycare Centre, Early Childhood Centre, Early Childhood Education, Early Learning, Early Learning Centre, Preschool Child Care

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