Educare Centre - Masterton
Yrs 2-5
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The centres programme is developed with the belief that children learn through play.  Teachers work together with parents and children to form a programme to support a love of learning through children’s individual needs and interests.  Teachers use observations to document each child’s learning journey which are shared online with parents and whānau.  

Throughout the day children can choose from a range of learning experiences in a carefully prepared environment.  Teachers and children interact in responsive reciprocal ways to support learning experiences that are meaningful to all.  Teachers effectively use a range of teaching practices that encourage children to develop working theories about the world around them.  Transition to school is supported through ongoing relationships with local primary schools and children developing skills for the next step in their education.

ERO – Education Review Office

The Education Review Office visited in 2022 and found:  “Teachers provide a responsive, respectful play-based curriculum consistent with Te Whāriki, the early childhood curriculum. Children are well supported to be confident and curious. Teachers see them as capable learners. These approaches help children to build a strong sense of belonging while at the centre.Children are empowered to take increasing responsibility for their own learning and wellbeing. 

A wide range of learning activities and well-resourced environments foster their decision making, creativity, independence, and sustained play.  Teachers deliberately encourage social competence, literacy, and numeracy learning.  Aspects of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori are visible in the learning programme.”

A full copy of the report can be found at:

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 Educare Centre
38 Worksop Road
Masterton 5810
Phone 06 378 9969  or  020 4083 1387

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