Footprints Educare has been welcoming whānau and their tamariki into their caring environment since 1983. 

Nurturing future generations through outstanding care, learning and development.

 

Our Philosophy

Footprints educare welcomes whānau and tamariki into a caring Christian environment where we seek to nurture each tamaiti as a unique creation of God.  Commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi forms a strong foundation for ensuring the bicultural partnership in Aotearoa New Zealand is maintained.  This is evident in all aspects of our practice which is guided by Te Whariki early childhood curriculum.

We endeavor to provide tamariki with a rich curriculum that fosters their identity as successful learners.  The learning environment provides opportunities for tamariki to learn through play and to enable their holistic development to be supported and extended. We allow time for tamariki to take the lead and follow their interests.

Meaningful relationships are fostered between kaiako, tamariki and whanau. Kaiako are attuned to tamariki cues, and are intentional in responding to these in ways to engage in and extend their learning.

We work in partnership with whānau to ensure their aspirations for their tamariki and ongoing learning is achieved.  Manaakitanga for self and others is encouraged and role modelled at all times.

Opportunities to explore kaitiakitanga creates learning development for new skills and experiences. We value the role of environmental guardianship and see the importance of teaching this to our future generations.

 

Social competence and Christian values are a key focus within our curriculum. Promoting independence and self-help skills forms the foundation for preparing tamariki to successfully transition into their next learning steps.

 

Excursions & Experiences

We believe all our tamariki should have the best start in their educational life and a service we provide to support this is the provision for home cooked nutritional meals for all.

 

Not only does a healthy balanced diet help our tamariki in their learning development it also encourages great social interaction as they sit, talk and eat together!!

Nutritional Meals

We believe all our tamariki should have the best start in their educational life and a service we provide to support this is the provision for home cooked nutritional meals for all.

 

Not only does a healthy balanced diet help our tamariki in their learning development it also encourages great social interaction as they sit, talk and eat together!!

Creativity Centre

We love to widen the horizons of our tamariki’s learning environment, we achieve this by going on field trips.

 

This has included our coastal beaches, tropical gardens, farm lands and local landmarks such as Cape Reinga and Waitangi.

 

It is important that our tamariki get to experience the beauty and history of our local area.

The Footprints Difference

SERVICE TIME

10:30 am 

NAU MAI, HAERE MAI I ROTO I TE WHARE KARAKIA