Early Years Leeds Street
Early Years Leeds St is conveniently situated in the Wellington inner city The Early Years Leeds St teaching team see the inner city as our extended learning community.
We are seen weekly at the Wellington city library, and on Fridays we explore the city for art whether it be the streets, art galleries or museums, we photograph it, draw it, and have discussions about it.
Mondays and Wednesdays we are seen leaving the city to go on our Nature Connection Program where the children head to the bush for the morning to discover nature at its best, giving them opportunities to be active and adventurous
Richard Louv who founded the Children and Nature Movement said, “The child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the Earth are inseparable” (2005)
Alongside our Primary Caregiving practice, which is inspired by the RIE philosophy we believe partnership with whānau is important in providing quality care and holistic education for our children. We believe our children’s home culture is an important part of a child’s developing identity as they bring with them new language, knowledge and experiences to share with us and guide their learning. We provide opportunities for our children to develop their independence, building their self-esteem and pride in themselves. Our programme also fosters children’s communication and sense of expression through implementation of baby sign language.
Literacy and numeracy is incorporated through the daily programme with opportunities for children to explore and understand in a supported environment.
We have our own resident cook who prepares healthy and delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for the children each day.
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If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us to make an appointment to meet our team and view the centre.
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.
“We cannot believe the time has finally come to farewell the centre. You have been such an important part of our lives for seven years and we will miss you all incredibly. We couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful centre and people to entrust with our precious boys in their early years. They have made such wonderful friendships with children and teachers alike during their time here. They have learnt so much and been loved by you all and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”