Choosing the right educational start for you child is one of the most important decisions in your life. There is no time when the choice is more vital than when your child first enters an early childhood centre. Don’t fret though – there is a great educational choice for your child from the time they are three months old till when they reach 5 years of age. And it’s called Bear Park. We will tell you exactly why Bear Park is Auckland’s best childcare centre.
- Ten Beautiful Locations
The first Bear Park location opened 28 years ago. The Child Care Centre has been so successful that nine more locations have opened since then, with the most recent being in 2012. Nine of the centres are in Auckland and one is in Dunedin making it easy to find one near your work or home. Each Centre strives to incorporate meaningful learning situations through the use of open – ended, thought provoking materials. Natural spaces are also important in Bear Park centres and each location includes a beautiful, outdoor area where children can engage in explorative play. Bear Park considers the environment to be “third Teacher” which encourages children to explore with all their senses, with all of their imaginations and with all of their theories.
- Educational Philosophy
Bear Park centres integrate the unique principles & values from the Reggio Emilia Educational Approach with the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whaariki. The educators respect children as being competent, capable learners, who are actively curious about their world. They believe first and foremost in listening to the child and follow the child’s lead as he / she discovers, interacts and creates their own knowledge. Relationships are a high priority within their educational philosophy and the child is supported confident relationships with other people places and things.
- Parent Involvement
As you might expect Auckland’s best childcare centre doesn’t just focus on the child. Bear Park takes parent involvement very seriously and reaches out to parents and families in many ways so as to ensure the best possible environment for their child. In fact Bear Park gives credit to the loyalty of its families for its continued success. Parents can meet with teachers on designated evenings or plan a visit to see their child in their learning environment. Bear Park centres frequently send out newsletters to update parents and families about the programme initiatives of the Centre as well as highlighting news about specific upcoming events.
If you are in the midst of looking for Auckland’s best childcare centre for your own child, look no further than Bear Park. Arrange a viewing today by calling 0800 232 772 or visit our ‘arrange a visit’ on our website.