Transition to school
Benefits of Wellington Childcare
Children will grow up to be competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body, spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.
At Wellington Childcare, we base our transition programme on children’s interests and building on what they already know and can do.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Te Whāriki is the curriculum document for Early Childhood Education in New Zealand.
About transition to Primary School
TEACHER MEETS WITH FAMILY
We provide a robust, educational and fun programme that supports the child to learn self-care skills, pre-literacy, early maths and science, a sense of belonging and identity and develop a love of learning.
STRONG LINKS WITH LOCAL SCHOOL
Transition to school can be seen as continuity of learning rather than a one off event, a transition is a process, where children settle into learning. Children and families experience it in their own way and in their own time.
Te Whāriki is the curriculum document for Early Childhood Education in New Zealand. To support your child in their transition to school from the centre, we provide them with a strengths based assessment on how they are meeting the learning outcomes and learning dispositions reflected through the strands and goals of Te Whāriki in regards to ‘school readiness’. This will help to plan individual goals in collaboration with you, to prepare them further in the final year in the lead up to school.
Our teaching team have developed a guide of what school readiness may look like for children transitioning from the centre and are ready to support families in preparing for the next stage in their learning journey. This is based on the 5 Strands of Te Whariki- well being, belonging, contribution, communication and exploration.
Not all children transition to school at exactly their 5th birthday as some wait until the following term, depending on their child’s needs and abilities.
Wellington Childcare Programme
We offer a programme based on integrating activities and learning opportunities that prepare children for school through their daily routines and rituals. In this programme, we promote independence and preparation for school. We encourage children from 4.5 years to bring their own lunch box one day per week.
From: 7.30am to 6.00pm
We offer the 20 hours ECE subsidy for full day enrolments
We have a minimum booking of 2 days per week
From 8.30am to 3.30pm
We offer the 20 hours ECE subsidy for short day enrolments
We have a minimum booking of 2 days per week.