The Learning Space Takapuna
The Learning Space Takapuna is located in the grounds of North Shore Hospital catering for children of hospital staff and the local community with open hours of 6:45 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Friday.
It’s an inspiring, thought provoking learning space where children are empowered to use all their senses as a form of expression and exploration. The children are viewed as competent and confident individuals able to construct theories of the world around them.
The environment at Takapuna Learning Space is filled with natural and recycled materials and resources to provoke a sense of wonder and curiosity. It is a space for 50 children aged between 3 months and 5 years in three separate learning areas allowing for strong relationships between children, parents/whanau and educators. Each room is unique to the age of the children it cares for, reflecting the philosophy and how it relates to each individual age group, from primary care giving in the Pipi room to the development of independence in the Paua room.
The outdoor environment is large and contains many mature trees where birds and rabbits visit. The children are allowed to explore in their own time and pace, getting dirty, climbing & creating memories to share with their friends and families.
The teaching team is there to support and guide the children through their daily investigations by thoughtful questioning allowing the children to search for meaning and understanding alongside each other. 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.
The Takapuna Learning Space is found at the end of a quiet street within the North Shore Hospital grounds. Close to Takapuna, Milford and motorway on ramps.