Welcome To Carlyle Kindergarten
At Carlyle Kindergarten we celebrate Napier’s history with a focus on 21st Century learning. We incorporate the ‘Virtues Project’ into our daily lives and we are dedicated to keeping up to date with current theories and practice. We have highlighted literacy as an area of interest in a recent ICT Research project. Children’s interests are our interests.
We have a lush, vibrant outdoor environment that is often admired and ever changing. Teachers and children welcome interested families. Our kindergarten becomes 'tent city' when we host an overnight sleepover for parents and children.
The philosophy of the kindergarten is reflected in the positive social and cooperative relationships between children and adults, and learning evident in the centre’s programme. At Carlyle Kindergarten we -
Connect with the community and live for learning
Our Favourite 2016 ERO Comment:
The kindergarten's philosophy is clearly evident in practice. There is an emphasis on building positive relationships and children forming friendships. Children are enthusiastic and show curiosity and confidence in how they learn through sustained cooperative play. They enjoy learning about healthy food and caring for the environment through sustainable practices.
A strong focus on supporting literacy, mathematics and testing theories is evident. Children are actively encouraged to communicate and develop their oral language skills. They appreciate the natural world and being able to follow their emerging interests.
Meet the Staff:
Left to Right back: Danny Mills (HT), Debbie Bailey, Catherine Hollands, Sarah Bremner, Ching-Hui Cheng
Front: Paula Lantsbury, Jackie Carey