What We Offer
At Nurture Me we believe that children learn best in their own home environment. We facilitate a program that encourages all tamariki to grow, explore and challenge themselves at their own pace, guided by Te Whāriki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum.
We believe that learning in the home helps children and whanau to have a strong sense of belonging and enriches the wellbeing of the child. Te Whāriki emphasizes child-led learning and we use play as the foundation to cultivate learning development. We encourage children to expand and enrich their knowledge of diversity in the wider community through regular playgroup opportunities, nature walks and fun outings to meet with other families, educators and children. We help children experience success in their learning through strong reciprocal relationships between all involved in the care and education of the child (parents/whānau, educators and visiting teachers).
We foster a sense of whanaungatanga by engaging and enjoying the learning process together with our tamariki, whānau and educators. Understanding the background of our tamariki and the diverse cultures is the foundation of our practice. We are committed to the ongoing learning of kaiako, educators, parents and whānau. We strongly believe the sharing of knowledge, skills and expertise is fundamental to achieving the best learning outcomes for children.
Our team acknowledges the founding document Te Tiriti o Waitangi and commits to incorporating te reo and tikanga Māori in our curriculum delivery. As a country within the Pacific region we recognize the influence of Pasifika values and protocols in our society and incorporate Tapasā as a framework for our teachers of Pacific learners.
We promote continuous partnership with our whānau and encourage participation, working together in one waka.