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East Harbour Kindergarten

99 Muritai Road, Eastbourne, Lower Hutt 04 562 8929
ABOVE: Kensie, Marissa (acting Head Teacher), Kathy, Jeannine, Gemma (Head Teacher) and Nick

About Us and Our Programme

Our Kindergarten is housed in a beautiful villa within a home like setting nestled between the bush and sea within the suburb of Eastbourne.   We see our local community as an extension of the learning environment, rich with possibilities.

 

The environment is important in our programme and emphasis is placed on the provision of a beautiful, stimulating setting carefully arranged to invite exploration and the development of ideas.  Our learning environment is flexible, adaptable, reflective and forever evolving. Recycled materials, furniture, art objects, treasures, resources and the layout of work areas contribute to our programme provoking children’s imagination, creativity and wonder. The concept of sustainability is promoted, offering a mechanism for parents, children and teachers to contribute to the life of our Kindergarten.

 

We are a teaching team of five teachers, including the Head Teacher who has overall responsibility for our Kindergarten. Each of our teachers brings with them life skills, knowledge and experiences which contribute to our diverse, inclusive learning programme and environment.  All teachers are qualified and registered; dedicated to providing a high quality service for children and their families.

 

At East Harbour Kindergarten we are committed to providing high quality care, learning environments and challenging opportunities for children and a high standard of service to our parents.

SESSION TIMES

Older children

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:  8:30am - 2:30pm

Younger children

Monday and Wednesday:  8:30am - 2:30pm

 

Where possible we are flexible with days that children attend to support families within our community

 

Teachers acknowledge that they are learners also: exploring, investigating and problem solving with children, valuing their choices and accepting their attempts and achievements as part of our learning progression.

 

We have a safe, caring, positive and high quality educational environment where children make sense of the world through play and alongside others. Teachers value and respect the richness of individual learning styles by noticing and listening, recognising and responding to children’s interests, strengths, likes and dislikes. This process empowers children to learn. Teachers value children’s contribution and competence and foster opportunities to think and problem-solve, explore, communicate, co-construct with others and take challenges.

 

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