We provide high-quality Christian care and education to support children and families in their early childhood journey. Throughout the children's day they are cared for and educated from a Christian heart and world view. Bible stories, biblical values and karakia are incorporated into our child led curriculum.
We value the importance of families and esteem the opportunity to partner with them in the care and education of their precious tamariki. When we enrol a child, we welcome the whole whanau. Together we are one family, united by God - whanaungatanga.
80% of our teaching staff are fully qualified and registered because we know every child is a gift from God and they deserve the best care and education.
Our emergent child-led curriculum connects Christian teaching with Te Whaariki. Through play, your child will have abundant opportunities to explore and grow their interests. Through exploring they will learn and play as they develop a closer relationship with God, their place in the community and the world around them.
Your child will be assigned a teacher who will plan and document your child’s learning journey whilst they are at St Peters Childcare. This teacher will also be your primary person of contact for any information that you need to pass on about the care of your child.
What is Te Whaariki?
The Four Principles of Te Whaariki are:
- Empowerment - Opportunities to create, explore and contribute their own ideas, develop knowledge and skills in areas that interest them.
- Holistic Development - Providing a broad and rich curriculum that enables them to grow their capabilities across all aspects of their wellbeing (cognitive, physical, emotional, spiritual, social and cultural).
- Family and Community - Affirming, supporting and creating a sense of belonging for each child’s whanau, culture and community through the invitation for sharing and participation within our Centre’s daily life.
- Relationships - Valuing the importance of children building responsive, reciprocal, safe relationships with people, places and things that are of significance to their identity and support their learning.