The owners, Debby and Dale Evans are well supported by a small, stable and dedicated teaching team. Debby has a Bachelor of Early Childhood and is fully registered. She has many years of teaching experience and prior to purchasing the centre in 2016, managed the centre for nine years. Debby still manages the day-to-day running of the centre.
Our centre is licensed for 35 children aged 2-6 years. We offer 20 hours of ECE for children aged 3-5 and we operate on a 1:7 ratio. The centre has a dedicated, stable and passionate teaching team who are fully qualified and have current first aid certificates. As a teaching team, there is a strong emphasis on Te Whāriki; this leads and guides us through our planning, assessment, and evaluation for the individual learning plan created for your child. We highly encourage family’s regular input into these plans as it further deepens the positive connection between preschool and home. We provide a comprehensive transition to school programme which is led by a teacher who is Early Childhood and Primary school trained. We provide three home-cooked meals a day that are based on the Healthy Heart Foundation's guidelines. We are a NUT FREE centre and can cater for all allergies or religious beliefs.
We strive to provide a challenging environment, with a high level of self-choice, empowerment, independence, and intentional teaching. This is where children can explore, investigate and create both collaboratively and independently. We encourage children to be competent, confident and capable in their learning. As educators, we believe our role is to work alongside our children, learning from them and teaching each other. It is important to us that all our families from a wide range of cultural backgrounds feel valued, respected and accepted. At Our Family Early Learning, we place a high value on providing a family environment where our children, families, and teachers feel safe and secure to express and explore. Our children are free to move throughout the inside and outside of the centre, creating and exploring in the space they want to be in.
Our Family Early Learning is YOUR home away from home where reciprocal respect, trust and acceptance comes first. Inspections are always welcomed, and no appointments required.