LEARNING THROUGH NURTURING
Nestled Early Learning Centre represents love, nurturing and closeness to each other, in an environment that embraces and enhances tamariki development across all areas.
Nestled Early Learning Centre celebrates our tamariki as uniquely competent, inquisitive, engaged explorers capable of leading their own learning journeys, as well as inspiring others. Our approach and curriculum supports children to set the pace for their own learning and develop according to their individual interests and also group interests.
Along with the use of Te Whāriki, we incorporate aspects of the RIE Philosophy and the Reggio Emilia approach into our programme. We value ourselves on providing a home away from home for our tamariki. Warmth, love and nurturing are woven through our philosophy ensuring that tamariki have the opportunity to nestle with people and nature.
NESTLED WITH OUR PEERS
Our tamariki are active participants in their own learning journey, and given opportunities to access the vibrant, earthy wonders of the outdoors. At the same time, tamariki are developing social interactions with peers and engaging as competent and confident learners. This allows them to build a degree of resilience through self-awareness, self-motivation and self-regulation.
NESTLED WITH OUR TEACHERS
Our kaiako are also lifelong learners who work alongside tamariki and remain true to their role of nurturing, encouraging and inspiring the holistic development of all tamariki. They are valued for their knowledge, commitment and passion for tamariki. We see our kaiako as co-learners – supporting and guiding tamariki to explore and discover the world around them.
NESTLED WITH OUR WHĀNAU AND COMMUNITY
Education at Nestled Early Learning Centre is a collaborative process. Tamariki, kaiako, whānau and the community constantly engage to reflect on the aspirations for all tamariki. By learning collaboratively, we develop a strong sense of community and grow an empathetic community of learners.
NESTLED WITH OUR
Our taiao (environment) is a place of beauty, both inside and out. Our learning environment is enriched with love and the atmosphere is calm and nurturing. At Nestled Early Learning Centre, we foster the innate tendency for tamariki to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. This happens through taking learning out of the classroom, re-introducing the outdoors whilst enhancing all areas of their development through a natural discovery approach.