Scallywaggs Junior Kindergarten
Our programme operates between 9:00am and 3:00pm, Monday to Friday catering for 15 preschool aged children.
At Junior Kindergarten we believe in nurturing children to learn and develop in a warm friendly and fun environment that is both safe and stimulating.
We believe in helping children to develop great self esteem to enable them to become competent and confident learners. We encourage the children to use their self help skills and support them in working to gain their independence.
We believe in developing strong relationships with the children and their families to help them develop trust in themselves and others, which enables them to develop to their full potential. We value all contributions from the children and their families/whānau.
We encourage children to try new experiences, take on challenges and support their aspirations while keeping them safe.
We love and value the natural curiosity and innocence that children bring to the centre and foster their learning and development through fun and educational experiences.
We are passionate and committed in working with toddlers and view their interrelationships holistically. The first years of children's lives are crucial in their development and we believe by being loving, caring, and attentive to their needs will make a difference in each child.
"Our Children:Our Taonga"
Education Review Office: "The programme is well developed and interesting. Resources are provided to support a range of learning opportunities and interests. A suitable variety of open-ended activities promotes creativity and self expression".
"Teachers continue to review and develop their approach to planning the programme. They regularly take note of and discuss individual children and strategies they might try to support their learning".
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Kathryn Robinson, Head Teacher (Dip. Teach ECE)
Tēna koutou katoa. As a Head Teacher within a collective team at the Junior Kindergarten, Kathryn believes that it is truly a privilege to be involved in the nurturing, education and care of the new generation. As a Karitane Nurse Kathryn is passionate about the health and well-being of the children. She values and respects parents and families as first teachers and believes in supportive community partnerships for social reform. She advocates early intervention and improving outcomes for children. Having had experience with special education services, home based childcare, care of the elderly and respite care, Kathryn has a humanitarian approach. She believes in providing a holistic and equitable environment with positive guidance, enabling children the opportunity to acquire the necessary life tools and skills. She lives with her partner in Otane, Central Hawkes Bay and between them they have eight children and twelve grandchildren.