Built within a culture of love, care and respect, our play-based
curriculum invites curiosity, challenge and lots of fun!
Children at Small Fries enjoy a well prepared, carefully designed program based on Te Whāriki (NZ Ministry of Education Early Childhood Curriculum). Interwoven with our Christian teaching and values, Small Fries is an extraordinary and special place that will support the development of your child’s identity and skills. At Small Fries your child will feel secure and happy - the foundation required for any learning, allowing your child to thrive! We are proud of our excellent teacher/child ratios, where each child gets the individual care & attention that they need to grow, learn and thrive. You can find out more about our teacher/child ratios for each of our centres here: Beachlands - Windsor Park.
Our curriculum encompasses all aspects of your children’s day, from the moment they are dropped off right through to when you pick them up. Te Whāriki’s vision is for children to “grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society” (Ministry of Education, 1996, p. 9). We provide our children with plenty of opportunities to learn, grow and explore through play, encouraging and enhancing cognitive, physical, emotional and spiritual growth!
A full copy of Te Whāriki and our Parents' Handbook is available by clicking on the buttons below. Of course, if you have any questions you're more than welcome to speak to your children's teacher if you’d like to find out more!