Community Kindy Te Rapa
At Community Kindy Te Rapa we have a vision of providing high quality early childhood education that is driven by the strengths and interests, at the pace of ngaa tamariki. Kaiako aspire to work alongside parents and whanau, bringing family values and aspirations into our programme to empower and support children’s learning in meaningful ways. Teaching and learning at Community Kindy Te Rapa is guided by Te Whaariki, the Early Childhood Education curriculum, which provides the foundation of experiences and knowledge to prepare them for school, future learning and life.
At Community Kindy Te Rapa the children learn through every day play. Through our programme the teachers promote dispositions such as being curious, independent, taking responsibility and asking questions to extend children’s thinking. Children are encouraged to learn alongside each other, and there is a focus on promoting social skills and being an active member of our centre whanau.
Our learning environment is set up across three spacious rooms into defined areas of play, leading on to a wonderful large outside environment which encompasses a covered deck area for all weathers.
Our centre can offer both sessional and full day programmes for children from 2-6 years of age. We have a team of passionate, qualified teachers who know and understand about child development and how to maximize children’s learning potential.
We work in partnership with families/whanau and our local community as we recognise and value parent’s ideas and encourage them to participate in the centre environment.
Through our vision, values and guiding principles such as commitment, kindness, trust, respect, acknowledgement and aroha we offer a Be School Ready initiative that is linked during the day to our activities
Read about our latest centre stories below
We have a Healthy Heart Award!
For more information on the Healthy Heart Programme, click here!
We are excited to offer our families access to Storypark e-portfolios. They are a great way to keep up to date with what your child is doing while at the centre. You can log in to the secure platform wherever you are in the world to see what’s been happening in their day, check out photos of them and comment on their activities. Click here for more information about this fantastic resource.
“It has been an absolute joy and privilege to work alongside of Community Kindy Te Rapa, I know I can take a whanau in with no warning they are always ready to go without any hesitation. The Team at Te Rapa are professional, fun, amazing, dedicated and experienced and together, they provide a loving and caring centre for some of our most vulnerable children which allows them to have a great start to life and their educational journey.”