ABC Dannemora is a spacious, purpose-built centre with five different rooms, each tailored to meet the needs of children at different ages and stages of learning. We have age appropriate playgrounds for each age group which allows them to learn, play and develop at their own pace.
We strongly believe that relationships with children and partnerships with parents are crucial for children’s holistic development. We nurture and encourage responsive, reciprocal and respectful relationships with children to support them to feel confident and grow up as capable, competent learners. We believe that everyone attending our centre should feel welcome and have a great sense of belonging. Our centre philosophy promotes a strong sense of belonging and whanaungatanga. We believe every child is unique, strong and beautiful and has an innate desire to learn.
We encourage children to actively participate in their own learning, so they grow up as competent, confident learners and communicators. We provide opportunities for children to feel empowered and develop their mana so they can make a valued contribution to society. We are proud to be part of a multi-cultural community which has proved beneficial to both our children and staff, enabling them to learn about, understand and respect the exciting cultural diversity within our community.
We believe the environment has the power to influence the teaching and learning that happens within, so we provide an environment that promotes respectful, responsive, reciprocal relationships and opportunities to spark the natural curiosities of children. We aim to create a safe, inviting, challenging, and pleasing space for children, to invoke their interest, develop their dispositions, and support and empower their natural abilities so they may reach their full potential.
We understand that choosing an early childhood centre is a big decision. We assure you that you and your child will enjoy your time with us. We are committed to providing the best learning and care environment for children.
At our centre you will find a nurturing attitude and a commitment to ensure that each child is cared for by our friendly, professional and experienced staff. Our individual programme planning not only supports your child in their learning but also enhances their interests based on Te Whariki; our early childhood curriculum.
Our Be School Ready initiative has been developed to ensure that children leave the centre as confident and capable learners and have a successful start at school.
We look forward to being part of your child’s learning and development journey.
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Visiting Crystal Mountain
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