At Little Sparks we strive to provide a relaxed environment that is not overprescribed and where the value of open-ended play and discovery holds the highest importance in our day. With careful planning and consideration to the layout of our environment, as well as utilising the strengths and skills of our teaching team, we are able to support each child’s individual development.
Little Sparks was first established in 2008. In October 2017 Michelle Davies and Jo Ah Ling took over ownership and operation of the centre. Jo has over 15 years of early childhood teaching experience and is hands on, full time, at the centre if you have any queries.
Michelle and Jo are both mums with three young children each, so understand the value and importance of quality education and care first hand. It is from their passion and desire to make a difference, whilst supporting parents and whanau, that owning and operating a childcare centre came to fruition.
Maintaining strong relationships helps us all to support the development and cater for the holistic needs of the child. We acknowledge and embrace each child’s diversity and see ourselves as a multi-cultural community of learners.
Every child develops best in a nurturing environment with quality teachers who act as facilitators, mentors, and counsellors, who work hand in hand with parents, caregivers and whanau to ensure their aspirations and visions are acknowledged and shared.
We provide children with opportunities to grow and excel in an environment that is explorative and inquisitive.
We believe that each child is unique. Uncovering a child’s talents, or simply sharing in his or her flights of fantasy, is a joy and a privilege to be part of.
We are committed to developing respectful relationships, valuing open communication and promoting inclusiveness in all that we do. We acknowledge Te Tiriti O Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand, and are committed to embracing our bi-cultural heritage. Little Sparks also follows the principles, strands and goals of the Te Whariki, our New Zealand Early Childhood curriculum.
Providing quality education and care is at the heart of what we do. Children are our taonga, they are first and foremost our number one priority as we develop the foundations for lifelong learning.