AppleSeed Educare is proudly an independent New Zealand privately owned and operated centre. This allows us to adapt to best meet the needs of our community.
Our compliance with the Early Childhood Education Charter and the Education (Early Childhood Centres) regulations is monitored by the Education Review Office. Parents are encouraged to contribute to the centre’s policy development, review and decisions concerning their child’s care and education.
AppleSeed Educare is an equal opportunities employer, committed to staffing the Centre with skilled, caring people. Our Centre has 100% registered permanent teachers who participate in regular professional development. Our teachers are supported by experienced, permanent assistants. We believe well qualified and caring teaching staff is the foundation of quality care and an excellent teacher/child ratio ensures quality education. By ensuring that our staff are permanent, rather than relievers who go from one centre to another, our team really get to know the children and your family.
Students, volunteers and visitors
From time to time, you will see new faces at the Centre. Relief staff and volunteers are police screened before participating in our daily activities and must adhere to our philosophy, policies and procedures whilst at the Centre. At no stage will a volunteer worker be left in charge of a group of children. However, they may have supervised interaction with the children, giving help and attention as needed. Early Childhood teacher training students are also supervised at the Centre during the practical component of their course.