How do we care for babies?
"Lucy was so good at reassuring and comforting our baby I knew she was in safe and caring hands." Sharon, mum of Charley 13 months about the teacher of the baby centre.
We understand the need to nurture not just care for your baby. Our nurseries with their home like environment are designed for babies. We employ specialised teachers who are trained in looking after babies, who know how to take good care of them and make sure they do help the baby’s brain develop. Our professional support structure offers specialised advice to teachers and builds on their knowledge on how to extend youngsters.
Our qualified teachers know how to support children in developing foundation skills. For example, babies have reflexes that can be developed. We have the right puzzles for your baby to play with to develop the muscles in their hands. We provide an abundance of resources so your child can have access to probably more stimulating toys and equipment than most homes have.
The most important part of taking care of your baby is our partnership with you. Our teachers will develop close relationships with you so that together we know how to best support your child and share experiences of what is happening in their development.
The Education Review Office (ERO) reports that in our under two centres they have found positive, trusting and responsive relationships with families and the wider community. They report that our teachers have a good understanding of the children’s learning, well being and developmental needs; that staff create a calm and relaxed atmosphere in which children engage in activities at their own pace and that children are comfortable in the environment and are familiar with routines that are unobtrusive and flexible.
“Childcare isn’t bad for infants and toddlers - provided it is good quality," reports Children’s Commissioner, John Angus releasing a study into childcare. Visit: http://www.occ.org.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/8107/CC_SRThroughtheirlens_21032011.pdf
Kidicorp is very proud that ERO reports on its under two centers show that the quality areas it focuses on and ensures it offers are also what the Children’s Commissioner advises parents to look for quality education and care for children of under two years of age.
These are, high adult to child ratios; small groups; trained staff with qualifications; responsive care giving; well defined spaces for under twos; involving parents; focus on health and safety and socially; culturally and developmentally appropriate curriculum.