Flora has created a warm, friendly home-based environment for children to experience and discover the world around them. She loves her time with the children, watching them grow and develop as they discover new things. Backed up with 7 years’ experience, her programme is built on a foundation of kindness and respect for all. With Flora children have clear routines and boundaries but are encouraged to be children and have fun.
An average day at Flora’s is a busy one. Her and the children make regular outings to emphasise the importance of connections and community. These trips often take them to Dunedin’s museums and the Art Gallery, the Edgar Centre as well as regular music, gym and playgroup sessions. As an educator Flora is passionate about sharing her love of nature with children. Caring for Papatuanuku (Mother Earth) is encouraged in many activities that the children take part in including bush walks and visits to local gardens and parks.
The strength in Flora’s programme is also seen in her use of arts and crafts as a teaching and learning tool which can further impart positive values. As much as possible arts and crafts will involve the use of the natural world.
For Flora’s children who are starting the transition journey to school, there is a readiness for school programme in place. This concentrates on growing children’s independence skills and social skills while furthering understanding of curriculum areas such as literacy and numeracy in a gentle and patient way.Book a visit