We are about Little learners….
Kia ora, I am Kavita – I am the owner and manager of Frog Puddles Childcare Centre.
We are a small homely privately owned childcare centre located in the beautiful Half Moon Bay and close to suburbs of Bucklands Beach, Howick, Pakuranga, Highland Park & Botany. At Froggies we pride ourselves on providing a nurturing, safe, fun and educational environment for children to play and learn, and we love what we do!
Our Aim: We believe in providing children with the opportunities to make decisions, to be physically, emotionally and socially competent and helped to develop behaviour that is acceptable and comfortable for themselves and others around them.
WE, RE ABOUT THE LITTLE LEARNERS
We have a team of Qualified teachers who have children at the heart of everything they do. They value respect, team work, fun, friendship, integrity, family, fairness and trust and work with each other and families to uphold these values at all times.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
We view teaching as a shared learning with children, parent’s/whānau and teachers. We aim to provide experiences that build on each other’s strengths and interests through opportunities to explore and experiment.
PLAY BASED LEARNING
Play encourages children to investigate, create, discover to become curious, and motivate them to challenge themselves to take risks. We value the empathy/affiliation/connectedness our children have with nature and support them in multiple ways to explore, respect and look after Mother Earth/ Papatῡānuku through sustainable practice.
Every term we have ‘News Day’, 4 times in a week where we encourage children to bring a special object to share (show and tell) at the mat time. Examples of the News items are favourite toys, special items from overseas family/relatives, holiday photos, favourite books, a special family event or cultural celebrations, etc.
Through this activity children’s social, emotional and language skills will grow and develop, as they learn to use descriptive language, practice listening skills and share their special items with others.