News And Events
Learning Resources21 August 2017
There is a Ministry of Education requirement that Educators have a well-resourced environment for children, with a range of equipment to support the learning and development of children aged 0-5.
Together, Nurtured at Home Educators and Visiting Teachers engage in ongoing reflection about learning environments. Included in a homebased setting, is space for both group and individual play and areas set for interactive learning along with quiet spaces for relaxation and unhurried play. Through observation, interaction, and discussion with both the child and family, Educators provide a range of opportunities and experiences throughout the day to meet the individual learning needs of each child.
Having a range of resources, including recyclable and natural materials, provides children with the opportunity to use their imagination to decide what the objects may become and how they will interact with these as their play evolves. At Nurtured at Home, to complement open-ended learning opportunities, children also have access to learning resources such as puzzles, threading, musical instruments, blocks, and family/dramatic play items. Setting the learning environment so that it is interesting to children, inspires and provokes inquiry as children are free to discover, browse, and interact at their own pace.