The philosophy of Campus Creche is underpinned by recognition of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the principles of partnership, participation and protection. Te Reo Māori is a valued Taonga and an official language of Aotearoa. Responding to education documents Ka Hikitia and Tātaiako our philosophy promotes our teachers development of cultural competencies in relationships and engagement with Māori learners and their whānau.
We acknowledge and celebrate the many cultures that our whānau and teachers bring to Creche. Cultural diversity in its broadest sense is celebrated at Creche.
With respect to partnership and participation, parents, caregivers and staff at Creche collaborate in the interests of each child’s education and care. Effective verbal communication as well as ICT, Educa and portfolios support involvement with whānau and are a priority.
Creche provides natural, spacious environments, where children are safe and secure, where their needs are met and where they have opportunities to explore and learn with other children. Providing nature-based programmes is a theme throughout Creche. Environmentally sustainable practices are encouraged in Creche centres wherever practical.
Campus Creche is a learning community, where teachers are committed to providing a learning environment for children to develop dispositions to learn, gain social competences as well as social and emotional well-being. ‘Learning spirals’ are part of each child’s assessment portfolio and provide evidence of their learning journey. Sustained and meaningful learning experiences give children opportunities to develop as competent confident lifelong learners in line with the aspirations of Te Whāriki, the New Zealand early childhood curriculum.
Staff at Campus Creche are passionate about working with young children. They work together effectively as teams with support from the Director of Creche as well as the ‘not for profit’ Trust. All teachers are given opportunities to participate in further developing their professional knowledge, understandings and skills to maintain and improve high quality education and care to ensure the best outcomes for all children.