Te Tirahou provides early childhood education within a kaupapa Māori framework. The principles are based on the early childhood curriculumn document Te Whāriki, to support whānau development based around tamariki.
Te Tirahou provides affordable, quality early childhood
education for 6 months - 5 year olds.
There are two designated areas for tamariki. Teina
provides a nurturing educational environment specifically suited to
the needs and abilities of tamariki aged from 6 month to 2.5
years. Mātāmua caters for enquiry based learning for tamariki
aged from 2.5 years to 5 years of age by providing a stimulating
and challenging environment that encourages curiosity, reciprocal
relationships and a sense of well-being through empowerment of all
tamariki by trained Kaiako.
How we work:
Kai - Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are
provided Monday - Thursday, with parents providing kai
for lunchbox day on Friday.
Subsidies - We offer 20 hours ECE for 3 and 4
year olds and have access to a number of other Work and Income
Community - Involvement with our community
takes place via library visits, excursions related to tamariki
interests and other local community events that fit with our
philosophy/ vision for Te Tirahou. We also hold whānau
Whānau Involvement - We have an open door
policy that welcomes our whānau to spend time at the Centre when
they are able to.
Hours - Part time and full time options
are available within our operating hours, Monday - Friday, 8.00am -
Empowerment through respecting tamariki rights as people and
Holistic development through the delivery and integration of
holistic learning and practices
Whānau tangata -
Family and Community involvement through governance and management
of Te Tirahou
Ngā Hononga -
Developing relationships through whakapapa, whanaungatanga and
through fostering interactive, reciprocal relationships
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