What we do
Our centre has four age appropriate rooms each with an outdoor area that has plenty of undercover area so children can be in or out all year round.
We provide morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Meal times are relaxed social occasions with emphasis on healthy eating and good manners. Our menu rotates on a four-week basis and has received the Gold Status award approved by the New Zealand Heart Foundation.
At Pascals St Johns we create a respectful environment where the children, parents and teachers are valued. We create a place where everyone feels welcome and we acknowledge the individual cultures within the centre, highlighting the dual heritage of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
We believe children learn through play therefore play is an essential part of our daily routine. We believe that children are unique individuals and we encourage them to express their ideas and working theories.
Opportunities are provided to children to explore their independence to develop the essential skills for life. We provide an environment for children where they can discover new things and revisit old while building a foundation for lifelong learning. We communicate and demonstrate the limits and boundaries of acceptable behaviour.
Our teachers are professional and approachable. We provide a safe and nurturing environment. The review of our daily practice is ongoing.
Pascals St Johns is a place where we are all on a positive learning journey together.