While we believe in the ultimate goal for all teachers to be early childhood trained to Diploma or Bachelor level and be registered, we also believe there is a place for untrained teachers with appropriate experience and other qualifications.
Over the years our teachers have trained through a variety of training providers – many working in the centre and doing ‘field-based’ training. Some of these providers include:
- Canterbury University College of Education
- The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
- The Tertiary College of New Zealand
- Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa/New Zealand Childcare Association
- Massey University
- Bethlehem Tertiary Institute
We support our staff in on-going professional development, to aid their career pathways, to improve their knowledge and skills and to provide great outcomes for the children. We provide in-house professional development, utilising the skills, interests and knowledge of our own staff but also source appropriate professional development from external providers.
We encourage our teachers to take on more responsibilities and work towards becoming leaders in Early Childhood Education and Care either in our preschool or elsewhere.