Nurture and Bloom early learning centre Airport Oaks is a purpose built early childhood centre with 5 quality rooms. These environments allow us to focus more closely on each child’s development and well being at their given age and stage. We believe in providing the best environment to allow little learners to explore and grow both inside and outside. As part of this we have new playground areas individually designed and built with each age group in mind.
Kiwis: Children aged 4 months - 12 months, with an average teacher ratio of 1:3
Tuis: Children aged 12 months - 2 years, with an average teacher ratio of 1:4
Fantails: Children aged 2 years - 3 years, with an average teacher ratio of 1:6
Pukekos: Children aged 3 years - 4 years, with an average teacher ratio of 1:7
Moreporks: Children aged 4 years - 6 years, with an average teacher ratio of 1:8
Settling In: At Nurture and Bloom Childcare Airport Oaks we pride ourselves in providing an easy and exciting settling in process for you and your child, babies, toddlers, preschool alike. On your first visit we welcome your child and whanau with a thorough tour of the room and introduction of the Kaiako (Teachers) and our daily routines. Your child will then be allocated to a key Kaiako (Teacher) who will spend quality time getting to know your child, their routines, interests and what best provides comfort to your child during this process. This is to ensure that we are providing a sense of belonging for your child within their new learning environment. Your child will receive a first day page showing what they enjoyed participating in throughout the day and how it went. We effectively communicate with parents and whanau throughout each settling in day to ensure that you are given information about how their settling in process is going. The settling in process is an important part of your child’s journey here at Nurture and Bloom Childcare Airport Oaks and we aim to do this within an open and welcoming environment.
Curriculum @ Nurture and Bloom Early Learning Centre: Our teachers are incredibly passionate about supporting each child’s development. The curriculum is a key part of this, which can be described as what we do in the centre that impacts on the child’s learning, development and well-being. We design individual learning experiences encompassing Te Whariki (New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum) as we incorporate our Christian Philosophy, values and principles. We teach skills and build up our tamariki’s (children’s) values, dispositions and the character of each individual child through experiences and play. We incorporate a focus on whakawhanaungatanga emphasising the value of relationships we build with our families. We work alongside you and your family as we journey together on your child’s learning journey.