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Our Centre

Kimihia Early Learning Centre operates as a non-profit Charitable Trust

Kimihia Early Learning Centre meets the legal requirements of Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008, Licensing criteria for center-based ECE services, and other legislated obligations. We use Te Whāriki – He whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa Early Childhood Curriculum. These are key in the Ministry of Education’s guidance on the provision of early learning services. Kaiako work collaboratively with all tamariki/children and whānau, but at Kimihia every child has a lead kaiako/key teacher.

Your child’s kaiako/teacher is considered their primary caregiver in the centre and will take responsibility for;

  • the learning-focused partnership with the whānau
  • building the primary care relationship with your tamaiti/child
  • engaging in most of their intimate care (kai, nappy or toileting & sleep) and;
  • assessing learning, planning individual curricula, and the documentation of their learning.

Kaiako assess and plan for learning based on the Learning Outcomes of Te Whāriki. We actively ensure you can join in with us in supporting your child’s learning. We utilise our local community as a learning context.

All teaching and learning documentation is shared directly with whānau via our online platform. 

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