About Curious Cubs

Curious Cubs provides an intimate family like environment with family relationships being nurtured and respected.  Curious Cubs Child Care Centre Hillcrest, Hamilton is a privately owned and operated centre.  The owner Jenni Potter and several of her staff have their own children attending the Centre with them or they have attended recently.  This creates a fantastic basis for the family environment Curious Cubs has.

The Hillcrest Centre

We are  licensed for 10 children aged under two years of age and 34 children aged over two years of age. While separate areas are provided there will be many opportunities throughout the day for children of all ages to play and interact together. This means siblings can learn and grow together.

Curious Cubs is committed to providing high quality child care and education in a learning environment that stimulates and provokes children to investigate, nurturing their natural curiosity. This environment is aesthetically pleasing and inspires children’s learning investigations. Responsive and reciprocal relationships with children, parents and whanau are valued.

With the small roll numbers and the open plan layout the younger children will gain so much learning and guidance from the older children. These types of relationships and learning are invaluable and will be encouraged and nurtured. Older children will have a specific time during the day to undertake focused activities with an emphasis on numeracy and literacy development.  We are a locally owned and operated Childcare Centre located in Hillcrest Hamilton.



Philosophy statement

"Curious Cubs is committed to providing high quality care and education in a learning environment that stimulates and provokes children to investigate, nurturing their natural curiosity"

"Values"

An Environment
That is stimulating, provokes children to investigate nurturing their natural curiosity & encourages them to learn at their own level & pace.
Is aesthetically pleasing with a natural outdoor environment.

Opportunities for children to:
Develop their uniqueness, develop their confidence, show themselves as a learner as well as a teacher. Grow & learn in an environment where they feel valued

Quality
Excellent adult to child ratios, Meaningful interactions focusing on child led interests.

Cultural Heritage
We are committed to developing an understanding & respect of the cultural heritage of both partners of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We welcome & embrace all cultures that are in our centre & community.

Relationships
Responsive and reciprocal relationships with children, parents and whanau.
The encouragement & nurturing of tuakana /teina relationships between the older & younger children.

Teachers as learners
We value reflective practice, creativity, supportive & respectful relationships & are committed to ongoing professional development
recognizing that we are learners too.