At Creative Cubs Early Learning Centre, we are committed to providing high quality care and education. Our commitment to quality is reinforced by passionate and caring owners, qualified and dedicated teachers, low ratios and a unique and enriched curriculum that empowers children to discover a love for life long learning.
At Creative Cubs we place importance in play and focus on a creative arts approach. We know that children who are given freedom of choice and are actively engaged and involved become curious, ask questions, take risks, problem solve and see themselves as competent and capable young people.
Teachers work alongside to guide, support and challenge tamariki to discover their own learning, to make choices and follow their interests.
We use Storypark as a communication tool to share daily happenings, learning goals and stories of your child’s learning and development. We update photos, videos and share notices and special events. Storypark is a great way for families to be more involved in our programme planning and in capturing the wonder of learning moments.
NURSERY (6 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS)
Our nursery is a calm and unhurried environment, underpinned by the RIE and reggio Emilia philosophy where children are respected as natural explorers and self learners.
We embrace a home like environment, where we reflect children’s routines and rituals from home to ensure consistency and predictability.
We value primary care-giving where every child can build a strong relationship with their carer. Through consistent and meaningful interactions, children feel safe and secure, happy and capable.
PRESCHOOL (2 YEARS – 6 YEARS)
Our preschool is a mixed aged group where we value respect, kindness and inclusiveness. The older children become role models for the younger children, whilst the younger children can engage in more complex experiences to positively challenge their learning and development.
Children are supported to explore and discover their own learning through interactive, creative and engaging ways. We learn through creativity and wonder where one day we might be travelling around the world on a magic carpet, the next going on an nature adventure to explore
Through active pretending and imagination, we can think outside of the box and challenge our thinking skills. Through, music and movement drama, storytelling and visual arts we can bring learning to life so that every child can feel excited about learning! To sing, act, move and play is part of our every day programme!
“We are extremely grateful for Creative Cubs. They are truly walking a road with us as a family and sensitive to our specific needs. I had so much uncertainty about my little one settling into a new environment and even with a new language, but from day one I felt assured when I left her at Creative Cubs, I know she is taken care of. My daughters confidence and skills have grown over the last 6 months and I believe this is the result of all Creative Cubs hard work, love and care. For the first time she is happy to leave mum for a while and go to preschool.“
Suanne – Parent.
At Creative Cubs children and families are at the heart of what we do.
We believe in providing environments where children feel safe and secure, enabling them to feel happy, capable and confident.
We value child-led, creative and practical experiences to enhance children’s development across all areas. Children who are actively engaged and involved in their own learning see themselves as competent and capable young people.
We value the arts approach where through imagination, music, dance, drama and visual arts, creativity will flourish amongst children.
Our calm and nurturing environments offer enriched learning spaces that promote challenge, collaboration, creative synergy, problem solving and active thinking skills.
Te Whariki underpins our curriculum, as well as incorporating the RIE philosophy, Reggio Emilia and Carl Orff approach.
We value partnerships with parents, whānau and the community as a collaborative approach.
Our teachers are also life long learners who work alongside and nurture children, to explore and discover their unique interests and strengths.
We value respectful and inclusive practise where children are seen as unique individuals and learn and grow together.
The Education Review Office | Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga (ERO) is the New Zealand government’s external evaluation agency. It evaluates and report on the education and care of learners in schools, kura, kohanga reo, puna reo, and early childhood services.