Our programme has been developed to allow children to learn at their own pace in their own way. We work collaboratively with you and your child to recognise their individual learning goals and aspirations. Our teachers provide support and opportunities during their time at Freckles for your child to reach these goals.
When an infant or toddler starts at our Centre, they have their needs met foremost by their primary caregiver in order for them to establish a strong bond from the beginning. If a child has a preference to a particular teacher after a primary caregiver is assigned, changes may be made to acknowledge and respect this child's feelings.
The primary caregiver is responsible for providing consistent care in a way that maximises the potential for learning in all experiences. This allows a strong and secure attachment between child and primary caregiver to develop, and helps the child to gain a positive sense of self-worth.
It is not about readiness for school, but readiness for life. The most important factors for early childhood are our children developing positive imagery of themselves as a learner and learning to LOVE to learn! That way they start school with all the tools they need.
It is our aim at Freckles is to send children to school who are confident and competent in a wide range of skills and experiences.
We also work closely with the schools in our area to ensure that your child's transition to school is enjoyable for yourselves and your child.
We know as parents, how much you love knowing what you child gets up to during the day. It is our aim to include you in their day as much as possible. We aim to ensure that a teacher is always available for a chat at drop off and pick up.
Your child will have their very own profile book which will be used to document your child's learning goals, their achievements, magic moments throughout their time at Freckles, and even snippets of their artwork. The children love reading and sharing these special books, and they become a wonderful keepsake for families.
Transition to School
If your child is secure and happy, they'll learn and develop to their full potential. Freckles' care and educational programme has a flexible approach within a safe, calm and stimulating environment for infants, toddlers and young children.
Parent, whānau evenings and special celebration events are a wonderful opportunity to connect with your child’s special teacher and to provide an opportunity to interact with the team outside of the busy pick up/drop off times. We hold these evenings regularly throughout the year and welcome you and your whānau to attend.