Chelsea House Raumati follows Te Whaariki, the New Zealand early childhood education curriculum, which is founded on the following aspirations for children:
- to grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators
- healthy in mind, body and spirit
- secure in their sense of belonging, and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.
At Chelsea House, our qualified teachers plan programmes which are stimulating, exciting and offer plenty of variety to meet each child’s individual learning. On a daily basis, children can enjoy a range of indoor and outdoor activities. Activity areas are set up to allow for noisy/busy play as well as some calm, restful spaces.
Children learn through play and at Chelsea House they are empowered through a programme based on experiences and discoveries where their interests and imagination guide their learning.
From time to time, children are taken on excursions which introduce them to places beyond their immediate community.
Our high adult to child ratios exceed the minimum requirements of the Ministry of Education because we know that the more individual care a child receives in those early years, the better prepared they are for the future. We also recognise that very young children require a lot more individual attention which is why we have a ratio of one adult to three infants aged 12 months or less.
Recording your child’s progress is an essential element of our programme. Our teachers make regular observations of your child and these are recorded in a profile book – which is beautifully prepared in a way that makes it your child’s learning visible. The children love to look at these books too and recall their experiences. We also provide a formal report to parents twice a year and we meet with parents to keep you informed of your child’s progress.