Dream Education Programme
Kia ora Whānau! Our Dream Education Programme supports your little tamariki as they grow and learn in their home and local community environments. It is based on the principle that playing and participating in real-life experiences will enhance independence, and nurture every tamariki's desire to explore and engage in meaningful relationships.
At Dream we are all about making family life easier.
We believe that children should be treated as individuals so that they can develop learning dispositions that enable them to become competent, confident learners, and communicators. Children need to be healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.
We offer children opportunities to embrace the wider community through the physical and natural world around them.
Our Dream Nannies and Dream Home Based Educators provide a secure, safe and stimulating environment to promote your child's learning and development within a small group of children. Your child will experience everyday life situations, allowing them to learn valuable life skills, so they feel nurtured and have a sense of belonging.
In partnership with parents/guardians and whānau, Visiting Teachers, Dream Nannies and Dream Home Based Educators, we will deliver a programme supporting each child’s learning and development by providing opportunities for gaining knowledge, training and quality resources.
We strive to respect and understand people from different cultures and their values and appreciate open communication between our tamariki, staff, parents/whānau, this enables us to provide close links with the home, service and the wider community.
We aim to show our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and New Zealands bi-cultural heritage whilst also acknowledging all other cultural identities within our service.
Our focus is on building respectful, positive, collaborative reciprocal relationships with tamariki, whānau, educators, Dream staff and outside support services, ensuring we keep Whanaungatanga at the heart of our service.
As a team we aim to provide a premium service for our whanau and their tamariki and Visiting Teachers support educators in their ongoing studies as they further their education both formally and informally supported by the principles of Te Whaariki.
As a team, a vital part of our relationship with each other, tamariki, educators and whānau is to engage in respectful, open communication, critically reflective learning, and practices so we can lead the way in ensuring tamariki’s needs, interests and abilities are recognised, acknowledged and supported through play.
We see whānau as a vital part of the tamariki’s world and work to ensure they feel welcome, valued and respected. We believe that by providing a home-based Early Childhood Environment with a consistent primary educator encourages tamariki in particular infants in establishing a secure relationship from which to independently explore and investigate their world.
For our Tamariki
As part of the Dream Education Programme, tamariki have access to individual learning and development. Support from a qualified Visiting Teacher helps child/ren to learn through play to reach their full potential.
Meet our Visiting Teachers
We use Educa, an Online Portfolio
Dream Education Programme whānau can keep track of their children’s learning via Educa, a secure app that can be downloaded onto any iPhone or Android device.
The app holds a portfolio of your tamariki’s monthly learning stories and in-depth reports that are shared by you and your Visiting Teacher.
Everything that is added to Educa, including photos, videos and stories, can be downloaded and printed by your family. They can choose to connect other whānau members to their Educa account too so that nobody misses out on important milestones reached, or the fun activities and learning opportunities their children experience!
Education Review Office (ERO)
The Dream Education Programme is licensed by the New Zealand Ministry of Education. We pride ourselves in our commitment to providing a quality educational programme to your child. Feel free to have a look at our recent ERO reports here.
Funded by the Ministry of Education, the programme weaves together the principles and strands of Te Whāriki to create a holistic, tamariki-centred local curriculum to suit your little ones. A monthly visit from one of our qualified and registered Visiting Teachers, and regular activities are just a couple of ways we make this happen.
The programme is designed to keep learning fun and can be adapted to your whānau’s needs as we believe your home and local community are an integral part of your little one’s development.
If you’re interested in a career in Early Childhood Education then come to New Zealand, work closely with a qualified Early Childhood Teacher and return home with documentation from the New Zealand Ministry of Education stating you have taught children in accordance with the New Zealand curriculum.