Facilitation to support and strengthen early learning
Our Early Years team are closely connected with tamariki and skilled in facilitation of professional development for kaiako.
Dedicated to supporting professional learning and development, our Early Years team works within the early learning sector and beyond.
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With deep knowledge of Te Whāriki (2017), and experience working with Kāhui Ako, our team work alongside educators across Aotearoa.
We can support kaiako and leaders in early learning to:
Strengthen cultural capability
- Enact Tātai Aho Rau's vision for equity through learning, dismantling barriers to participation.
- Support identities, languages, and cultures.
- Collaborate with whānau and community.
- Use inclusive and responsive practice that acknowledges diversity.
- Build strong connections and establish relationships with Pacific communities.
All practice supported with te ao Māori perspectives, and a Tiriti-honouring, bicultural approach.
Grow leadership practice
- An early years cohort of the Advanced Leadership programme is offered annually.
- He Waka Unua – make meaningful change in your professional and personal life with personalised coaching and mentoring.
- Support to progress towards full registration.
Design a local curriculum
- Depth and breadth of curriculum knowledge and learning areas.
- Help kaiako make sense of learning dispositions and working theories.
- Understand critical theories, equity, and diversity.
- Integrate domain knowledge into curriculum experiences across:
- Digital citizenship – use technology to improve access and learning outcomes.
- Learning pathways into, within, and beyond early childhood.
Implement effective strategies for planning, evaluation and assessment
- Prepare for and make sense of ERO evaluations.
- Explore research opportunities.
- Develop inquiry skills.
Consider children’s rights and agency
- Understand the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- Recognise responsibilities under the Convention.
- Intentionally encourage children’s agency.
Promote wellbeing and resilience within their learning community
- Support children’s social and emotional learning – social competence, self-management and regulation.
- Our Early Years facilitators are NZIWR-accredited to deliver the Hauora | Wellbeing programme.
Podcast - show me and I will learn
Early Years facilitators Justine Mason and Ruta McKenzie discuss their leadership styles and strategies that have helped them develop as leaders. Listen now