Early Learning Centre - Palmerston North
Yrs 0 - 5
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The centre programme supports children to learn through self-motivated discovery, active exploration, investigating, thinking, and communicating. The mixed age group allows for infants and toddlers to learn alongside their older peers promoting tuakana teina relationships.

The primary caregiving system allows for teachers to know children and whānau well and work in partnership to develop individual and group experiences to promote quality care and meaningful educational experiences for all.  The centre’s name represents the emphasis on care and education with teachers recognising  and responding to learning opportunities.  Each child’s development and learning is documented in their individual portfolios.

ERO - Education Review Office

ERO visited the centre in 2022 and found:  “infants, toddlers, and young children engage in meaningful and positive relationships with teachers. They engage in a range of experiences and opportunities to enhance and extend their learning and development.

Children experience a curriculum that is informed by assessment, planning and evaluation. Teachers demonstrate an understanding of children’s interests, whānau and life contexts.

Children’s preferences are respected and they are involved in decisions about their learning experiences as confident, competent learners.”

A full copy of the report can be found at: www.ero.govt.nz

Good Beginnings is the foundation of a positive and life-long learning process.  Our name expresses our philosophy, which is based on the beliefs that:

• Each child is unique and has the right to high quality care and education
• Children learn through discovery, exploring, investigating, thinking and communicating (play)
• Good communication and close links between teachers, parents, whānau and the community builds a strong programme
• Children respond to recognition and encouragement
• Effective programme planning and assessment covers all aspects of children’s learning
• Our philosophy, together with aspirations families have for their child during their time at the centre guide the programme.

Good Beginnings Early Learning Centre

28 Shamrock Street
Palmerston North 4412
Phone 06 355 8501  or  027 545 3376

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