Childcare for children 6 weeks to 6 years of age OPEN 7:30am to 5:30pm (09) 420 7253

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Welcome to Sunny Days Preschool. We are a community-based Preschool and Charity that see ourselves as a large, extended family. We provide a safe, warm and nurturing environment for our children, whanau and parents throughout the Community.

Our curriculum is led by Te Whāriki, the New Zealand ECE curriculum. A framework for learning which empowers and supports a child’s holistic development. Building good relationships and respecting one another in our Centre creates a sense of belonging. Teachers are committed to advocate, nurture and protect every child’s emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing, promoting independence and resilience to uphold their wairua and mana.

We believe children are competent and capable and learn through play, allowing their ability to naturally scaffold for themselves and creating their own learning interests. Learning should be fun, hands-on and challenging. We provide opportunities for children to experiment, explore, solve problems and express their ideas.

This is achieved through planning which recognises each child’s individuality Teachers observe and recognize the children’s interests and plan to extend those interests with a diverse range of teaching strategies. Our children also have the opportunity to connect with our community and explore through regular excursions, special visitors to the Centre and positive links with nearby school and community facilities.

Teachers develop responsive, warm, trusting and respectful relationships with all children with clear, consistent boundaries of acceptable behaviour. We teach children to negotiate and resolve conflicts or disagreement with others. We utilize a positive behaviour management programme.