The Learning Space - Belmont

Education and Care in Belmont, Auckland
"The relationship is all"
Licensed for
39 children
Maximum under 2's
10 children
Centre information
clock7:30am - 6:00pm
allDay iconAll day
shorterDays iconPart day
food iconMeals Provided
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under2sBool iconUnder 2's

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A little about us

The foundation to The Learning Space philosophy is born from relationships; equal partnerships between children, caregivers, whanau and community and the environment. These relationships are established on the culture of kindness, through caregiving moments and our daily interactions. Children are valued as free and equal human beings who are at all times allowed to tune into their bodies and into their play. Children are supported to develop and explore in their own time and at their readiness. Through our everyday environment we offer each child the ‘known’ through consistency, taking time and reciprocal communication. Our teachers role model the centre values within their practice; their journeys enriched with passion and joy as they learn alongside one another. This empowers the child to fulfil their rights for expression in many different ways, creating opportunities to discover their individual identities. Parent and whānau participation is fundamental for future extension of the daily life of The Learning Space, embracing partnership with both local and wider communities and celebrating the rich diversity of the languages and cultural significance that families bring to our everyday experiences. 

“Take care of our children. Take care of what they hear, take care of what they see, take care of what they feel. For how the children grow, so will be the shape of Aotearoa.” – Dame Whina Cooper 

Belmont Learning Space is a purpose built centre located in a residential street in Belmont for 39 children. It opened February 2019 and  slowly filled with the joyful sounds of children. The building is designed along the shape of a whare, a simple shape filled with natural light with two separate age group rooms. 

The vision was to create a beautiful home like centre where relationships are given priority.

The Pipi room for 10 children has a sense of calm, a place where our youngest citizens can naturally unfold and develop. Their natural rhythms allowing for strong relationships to build with their primary caregiver and each other.  

In the Paua room up to 29 children are supported to develop their own theories alongside their peers. Learning to collaborate and listening to other perspectives while working with open ended and natural materials.  The team is there to support and guide the children through their daily investigations by thoughtful questioning, considered provocations. The Paua room is filled with light and is connected  to the garden with large sliding doors and a deck.

The educators daily practice is underpinned by the values of respect, trust, collaboration, joy and wonder which are interwoven into the centre philosophy, culture and beliefs.

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