Nurture, grow & flourish
At The Oaks Early Learning Centre children are at the heart of everything we do.
We have a purpose built, modern and innovative space where children can learn and grow to reach their full potential.
We believe in fostering an environment where children are empowered and inspired to learn and grow and have fun with their peers. We believe in the importance of play for children and know this creates a strong foundation for learning. Through offering a combination of spontaneous and structured learning experiences, we can offer variety through a flexible, yet predictable environment.
We acknowledge the wonderful learning opportunities our environment can provide children. We strongly believe that the environment is our third teacher, and have created naturally beautiful and functional spaces in which we can ignite children’s learning and spark a lifelong passion for our natural world.
Our centre is open Monday to Friday from 7.30am – 5.30pm. We are fully catered and provide all the essentials such as nappies, wipes, facecloths, bibs and meals.
Te Ruma Kano Oka
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A little about us
The symbolization of “The Oaks Early Learning Centre” came about from the strong and powerful meaning behind the mighty Oak Tree. The characteristics of an Oak tree and its core principles shape our beliefs and ideologies of what we strive to offer to children of our learning community.
Our centre director is a qualified and registered early childhood teacher, bringing many years of understanding and knowledge from the education field, which has been woven into our philosophy, environments and curriculum, as we offer our unique service to our community.
Wonder, Curiosity, Nature
Our learning areas reflect the natural environment where nature inspires children to explore and discover their wonderful world around them.
We place emphasis on children having the opportunity to learn, discover and explore the beauty of nature, whilst developing their working theories and fostering a love of their environment.
Opportunities are provided for children to explore and investigate gate open-ended resources, initiate their own learning experiences and create their own learning outcomes.