What makes us unique at Mayfield Kindergarten? “He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.” – “Tis people, tis people, tis people.”
Whanaungatanga…Relationships are paramount to each child’s learning journey. Respect is afforded by everyone to everyone – children and adults alike, ensuring each person’s mana is respected and nurtured. This is reflected in the ‘physical and emotional’ environments teachers provide, which is positive and supportive.
We have been in our community for 20 years and are situated in the Otara, East Tamaki area in close proximity to our local Te Kohanga Reo and Primary School. In conjunction with the Primary school we have implemented a Transition Programme, which we encourage our whanau to participate in alongside the children and ourselves.
We invite you in, come and see, come and be, and share our space with us.
Nau mai, haere mai!
Here at Mayfield kindergarten we have a Head Teacher and 3 Teachers, all of whom are fully qualified and registered. We each bring a wealth of experience and knowledge with us. Our quality learning programme is based on the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whariki. As educators we provide opportunities which are positive, stimulating and challenging to children’s theories. Communication happens on many levels and in many forms, so we utilize as many as possible to ensure all whanau, children and other agencies are able to participate and contribute confidently within and beyond our community of learning. As practitioners we continually source and take part in Professional Development to ensure the quality of our practice continues to be supportive and responsive to the learning that is continually occurring.
We have an administrator who works alongside the teaching team. She has initial contact with our whanau, both established and new. Her role is invaluable and is a definite factor in the successful operation of our centre.