At Inspiring Minds all teachers work five days, to ensure that strong relationships with children are established and nurtured. The centre has three rooms consisting of up to 8 infants, 8 toddlers and 16 three and four year olds. There are two teachers in each room ensuring quality care is maintained. All teachers hold a current teacher registration and have many years experience.
The infant and toddler programme at Inspiring Minds is inspired by the practice of Emmi Pikler and Magda Gerber. This practice is based on respect. We allow children the time, space, freedom, and support to be themselves and discover the world in their own way. Relationships are the foundation of all that we do at Inspiring Minds. We use a primary care system where one teacher takes sole responsibility for a child to help them settle into their new environment and to establish a relationship with that child and their whanau. This system of primary care builds a strong relationship between child and teacher adding to the security a child feels within this environment. When a child feels secure they feel confident to play and learn. Click here to view the infant and toddler practice pamphlet.