Our programme at the Blue Duck is underpinned by the New Zealand early childhood education curriculum called Te Whâriki.
The Blue Duck is absolutely committed to providing a programme that balances the interests of the child together with those aspirations of the parents. Our programme is varied and flexible on a day to day basis, developing the curiosities of children. We offer a range of learning opportunities to engage tamariki in a well-resourced, creative and inspiring environment.
We see children as capable learners and we believe our job, is to provide the experiences and opportunities to encourage a love of learning, as well as the essential skills a child needs to be confident in their world.
Our team of qualified, experienced and knowledgeable teachers will engage with your child; getting to know their interests and personalities. Through activities, experiences, group times and the choice between inside and outside play; we capture your child’s interests and then actively foster an environment where your child will have endless opportunities to communicate, explore and contribute, within the Blue Duck community.
At the heart of our programme, we have a commitment to being kind, nurturing and caring while sharing in laughter and fun throughout each day.
Our teachers document the children’s learning through observations which we call Learning Stories. We are passionate about sharing with you the experiences and learning that happens at Blue Duck. This documentation can be seen in the centre and online through Educa. This documentation forms the basis of our programme planning. We aim to work in partnership with you and value the goals, aspirations and ideas you have for your child.
If you have specific goals in mind for your child, please speak to us so we can work in partnership with you in working towards these goals with your child.