Childcare options in Tamahere

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Tamahere - Hamilton

The Meadows Early Learning Centre

The Meadows Early Learning Centre is a locally owned and operated purpose-built centre where children and families can grow together, learning and developing in a nurturing natural environment. At The Meadows Early Learning Centre, we know that with the freedom to explore as nature intended, children can play, discover, and develop resilience and confidence.

When you bring your child to The Meadows, we want you to know they’ve got everything they need for a day bursting with fun and learning. No need to pack lunches: our dedicated chef whips up delicious and health-friendly meals from an eco-conscious seasonal menu. Left the nappies at home? Don’t worry, we supply them. It really is all taken care of.

Licensed for

95 children

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Tamahere - Tamahere

Li'l Pumpkins Early Learning Tamahere

At Li'l Pumpkins Tamahere, our learning opportunities are based around children's individual programmes and current projects. These include regular trips to the school library or gym, group trips to venues around the region, learning ukulele, or interactive storytelling performances from specialist professionals.

Tui Classroom

With a small group of only 12 children and 4 teachers, our infants are able to build secure, unhurried relationships with their caregivers. Their programme is sensory based and individual rhythms are followed, which allow for children to develop naturally. The environment is carefully set up each day to reflect every child's learning goals.

Kea Classroom

With a small group of only 18 children aged 18 months to around 2.5 years old and 4 teachers, the Kea classroom is carefully designed to provide opportunities  for toddlers to problem solve, develop social skills, language and independence. The programme is planned individually for each child and offers learning experiences rich in numeracy, mathematics, the arts and science.

Pukeko Classroom

From 2.5 to 4 years old, our Pukekos continue to have individual programmes and are also introduced to project work. Project work allows children to research more complex ideas and theories. The group size is 30 children and 4 teachers. The environment is carefully set up to explore the Reggio Emilia concept of the 100 languages, allowing children to represent their ideas using numerous types of media. Regular excursions outside of the centre occur for Pukekos to enhance ideas that emerge around the current project. The day also has flexibility so children can work as long as they need to on their projects.

Kereru Classroom

Li'l Pumpkins has a unique transition to school class. Children begin in this classroom at 4 years old and can stay until they are 6 years old. The Kererus attend gymnastics every week at Tamahere School and have a weekly reading and writing workshop with professional storyteller Lewis Morgan (Zebong Teller of Tales) where they work on story plots, sub-plots, twists and character development. The oldest children also attend the Tamahere School library and we support their transition visits to Tamahere School. Project work continues in this classroom at a more complex level.

Licensed for

110 children

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Tamahere - Waikato

Tiny Nation Tamahere

About us

Tiny Nation is home-based care and education with a difference.

We believe that children have the best chance to flourish when they have secure attachments and a strong sense of belonging in their early years. This foundation is key to emotional, physical and mental growth and wellbeing. From this nourished beginning, happy, healthy and well-adjusted young adults can grow.

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We would love to match you with the ideal educator in your area so send us an enquiry here and we’ll be in touch to provide you with all the information you need to make the best choice for your family.

How we look after our families

  • High quality education and care using only trained educators and qualified teachers

Because we believe in quality, not quantity, we only work with trained educators and qualified teachers, who by completing their training have proven their commitment to nurturing and caring for children. We find the best trained teachers and educators and support them to deliver their own unique early learning programmes in their own homes. We hand-pick them for their passion, commitment, experience and qualifications. We know that qualifications are an indicator of quality when it comes to early childhood education and we’re proud to represent 100% qualified educators and teachers.

  • Family and educator self-matches

When you enquire with us as a family, we support you to self-match with a Tiny Nation educator of your choice. The choice factor is huge here – you get to choose the person you leave your child with when you can’t be there. You will choose your educator based on the needs of your family and child, your values, your own early learning philosophy and, most importantly, your connection with them. This allows you to find the perfect educator for your family – someone who will become a part of your support village and who will advocate fiercely for your child when you can’t. Isn’t this what we all want as parents?

  • Small ratios of no more than four children to one educator

By choosing home-based early learning, you are choosing small groups and responsive relationships. Tiny Nation educators have no more than four pre-school children in their care at any given time, with no more than two under the age of two. This allows them to engage with their care children in meaningful ways, dedicating time to support their development and getting to know them deeply. Having small ratios of children per educator enables respectful interactions and authentic connections. Your child is not just a number at Tiny Nation.

  • Nurturing, natural and familiar home environments

Home environments stir up comforting memories for all of us. We make personal connections with this kind of environment because it represents our childhood. It provides a strong sense of security and safety as we are able to seek comfort through the familiar. Early childhood education in home environments provide a calm and settled foundation for learning to occur. Children have the space to explore the community around them in real and authentic ways.

Our vision

To empower a nation of children to reach their full potential

Our guiding principles

Leadership / Ārahitanga

We encourage, empower and inspire our educators and teachers to contribute to our thinking and re-define what leadership looks like in early childhood education.

Relationship / Whanaungatanga

We are founded on consistent, familiar and nurturing relationships. It’s vital to take the time to understand, relate to and acknowledge each other as relationships are the soil from which everything else grows.

Partnership / Whakahoahoatanga

We are collaborative and work in partnership with parents and whānau, educators, the community and other like-minded services so that they can participate in and contribute to our journey.

These are our values

Authenticity / Mana Pono

This means being real and accountable. We partner with people who are aligned with our principles, values and beliefs so that we can all show up for our children in meaningful ways.

Belonging / Nō Konei Hoki

We affirm the identity, culture and language of our community and ensure staff, children, families and whānau know they have a place with us. Our environments and programmes are inclusive and our transitions are thoughtfully planned.

Communication / Kōrero

Reciprocal and responsive communication allows us to express ideas and feelings. We’re as passionate about listening as we are about being heard. We model effective communication so that our children become capable and confident communicators.

Our commitment to families

“Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti aroha o tatou mahi.

Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work.”

When you enrol as a family with Tiny Nation, we make a commitment to you as we journey together to provide your child with the love and care that they need to grow and flourish. For us, early childhood starts with care and ends with education. We know that no significant learning can occur without there first being a significant relationship. Your chosen educator becomes your child’s special person – their ‘go to’ in times of triumph and trouble. Someone who loves them just like you do and an extension of your family.

Licensed for

4 children

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