Our Vision and Policies

At Natural Steps we encourage children to become lifelong learners by developing intellectual curiosity and a thirst for discovery and achievement. We strive to create a diverse community that fosters mutual respect and social responsibility, enhanced by a strong partnership between home and the Centre.

 


 

Our Philosophy


We encourage and support children to become
lifelong learners by developing intellectual curiosity and a thirst
for discovery and achievement. 

Read Our Philosophy+
  • We strive to create a diverse community that fosters mutual respect and social responsibility, enhanced by a strong partnership between home and the centre.
  • Our curriculum supports children to set the pace for their own learning and develop according to individual and group interests.
  • We believe each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. Our role is to assist children to develop a sense of themselves as capable and confident learners. 
  • The learning environment is stimulating and inviting and gives children independent access to a wide range of equipment and resources.
  • We are committed to developing respectful relationships, valuing open communication and promoting inclusiveness in all that we do.
  • We are dedicated professionals providing a quality teaching and learning environment.
  • We are committed to ongoing professional development and to maintaining a high level of trained and registered teachers thus ensuring we offer a high quality programme.
  • We treasure the natural environment. By reducing, re-using and recycling, we hope to minimize our impact on the planet. We aim for sustainability and to provide opportunities for children to connect with nature and love the earth.
  • We acknowledge Te Whàriki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, as the framework for everything we do as teachers   
  • Along with the use of Te Whāriki, we incorporate aspects of the Emmi Pikler Approach and the Reggio Emilia Approach into our programme.
  • We acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand, and are committed to embracing our bi-cultural heritage.

 


 

Our Guiding Values


At Natural Steps all our  policies, practises,
Annual Management Plan, audited annual accounts and ERO
Review is available at the centre. 

 

Respect+

Building self-esteem through authentic meaningful relationships.

Belonging+

creating connections and being part of a group.

Empowerment+

Celebrating every child's achievements.

Resilience+

Encouraging and developing the confidence to keep trying.

Enjoyment+

Ensuring life is fun.

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Enrol today

We would love to have you and your child as part of the family.  Enrol with us today and start your child's Natural steps into early childhood education.

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