Monday to Friday.
Our teaching team
Behind our gate you'll hear and see children aged 2 – 5 years enjoying our large and leafy outdoor space. Tamariki here have freedom to explore, connect with other children and learn through play. Visitors often comment on the calm, relaxed environment they see as they come into the kindergarten, with children busy at work alongside each other, making choices for play that engage them with the people, the places and the things of our environment and community.
Inside, tamariki can explore and engage in play experiences with and alongside each other. Tamariki can choose from a wide range of resources and equipment: there are quiet, creative and imaginative play areas and learning occurs in all spaces at your child’s pace. We support each child to gain the ability to work, learn, and get along with others while being in a caring, stable and happy environment. Time spent at Kidsfirst Kindergartens Bromley will help to spark and focus your child’s curiosity and natural love of learning.
Our team acknowledges and values every person in this place as a teacher and learner, supporting the tikanga principle of ako: that the educator is also learning from the child, and that the learner and whānau cannot be separated. Our programme is based on the New Zealand early childhood curriculum “Te Whāriki”, which strengthens early learning and lays a strong foundation for later success. Our teachers plan programs and focus areas around the children, and their whānau’s aspirations for them.
Exploration and engagement with nature are a passion of the teaching team integrating the tikanga of kaitiakitanga (guardianship, care-taking) within the programme daily - supporting the children to develop eco-awareness and to understand their role in it.
A strong sense of Manaakitanga (caring and respect) and Whanaungatanga (family, relationships, history, traditions) are central to the culture that is Kidsfirst Kindergartens Bromley. We value whānau input, and you're always welcome here. You can be involved whenever it suits you, and we welcome visitors to the kindergarten to extend the children’s interests and learning. Whānau often help on excursions, stay for a cuppa and biscuit, read stories, catch up with each other and show they value their child’s education just by being present.
We would recommend that you enrol initially for at least two full days – building up to five days at your child's pace. This gives our teachers time to get to know your child and gives some consistency around supporting their learning.
Nau mai Tauti mai - come and see us any time!