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Preschool & Nursery

Our Nursery

We proudly offer a small nursery licensed for up to 8 children. Mostly we have 5 or 6 children.
Out ratio is 1 teacher to 2 or 3 children.

In our Nursery Infants and Toddlers are able to follow their own home routines for sleep and meals while in our care. The care is flexible and responsive to individual children needs.
Infants and toddlers are also viewed as being very capable and competent. 




 
Our Preschool

Te Whariki  our New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum underpins our vision for children who are competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging. 

We are licensed as a mixed age centre which allows us to have a maximum of 28 children on site.

Usually we have  15 to 20 children and with  3 teachers plus a teacher in training and two other students we are able to successfully notice and  follow children's interests and  inquiries .
Music,story and circle times are part of our regular daily routine. 
As teachers we share our love of art to encourage the use of all media to allow children to express themselves creatively.
You will see evidence of this on our notice board. 

Each year we set learning priorities and follow an inquiry learning process.

While meeting children’s emotional needs in a warm and caring manner we will also think about physical skills, their ability to solve problems and create new ideas, express themselves, use language, and work in a social environment.

We believe that to become a first-rate learner, children must develop important attitudes about him or herself as a learner and most of all be curious.

 

Contact us

(03) 355 9887
info@smallworldpreschool.nz

HOURS
Monday to Friday 7.30am- 5:30pm

304 Cranford Street
St Albans
Christchurch

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