Welcome

Welcome to Bright Futures

Children learn best when they feel confident in their environment and with someone who knows them. Bright Futures home based childcare, for 0-5 year olds, is about giving your child a secure, familiar and nurturing relationship with a consistent, professional Educarer who is dedicated to enhancing their learning in their early years.

Bright Futures complies with all MOE regulations and provides low teacher to child ratios (no more than 1:4) meaning better care and more attention for your child. We offer parents flexible hours of care and our rates are very affordable. Find out more.

Children are offered more spontaneity, fun and the ability to explore their world at their own pace; both at home and out and about in the community. Children’s social interactions are fully supported with frequent playgroups, plenty of excursions and impromptu gatherings such as story time at the library or a picnic in the park on a sunny day.

At Bright Futures, children are free to do normal things, Educarer’s respond and adapt to the child on any given day. Our Educarers are very skilled at aligning children’s activities to Te Wharkiki (the New Zealand early childhood curriculum) making links to the principles and goals of Te Wharkiki along the way.

As a parent looking for childcare, you will have many questions like:

  • How do I know my child is receiving excellent childcare and learning?
  • How will I know what my child has done in the day and how can I track their progress?
  • What does childcare cost?

Read our FAQs or chat with one of our Visiting Teachers today.

Naku te rourou, nau te rourou, ka ora ai nga tamariki. – Through your contribution and our contribution, our children will strive.”

Kia Ora, Talofa, Kia Orana

Maori proverb:

“Tangata ako ana i te whare, te turanga ki te marae, tau ana”

A person who is taught at home, will stand collected on the Marae. A child who is given proper values at home and cherished within his family, will not only behave well amongst the family but also within society and throughout his life.

At Bright Futures we understand the value of language and culture. Our Educarers and Visiting Teachers play an important role in affirming and maintaining children’s language and culture. Additionally we can help your child adapt into New Zealand ways of learning and living.

“O Au o Matua Fanau” (Our children are our treasures)

Samoan proverb:

“E ese le tāua o lenei faitau i le fa’aSamoa i le va lea o matua ma fanau. O lona uiga e iai lematafaioi e tatau ona faia e le matua ina ia tino mai ma atoatoa le tama poo le teine Samoa(tu ma aga fa’aSamoa, va ma tagata aemaise ai le fa’aleagaga). Faimai foi le Tusi Paia“A’oa’o le tama e tusa ma ona ala, a oo ina matua e le toe te’a ese ai. O lona uiga e tāua lea’oa’oina o fanau mai lava i le fanau mai o le tamaitiiti, e le tau faatali seia matua ona a’oa’olea. E a’oa’oina ina ia avea o se fanau manuia mo le lumanai.

O nisi o vaega ia e mafai ona fesosoani ai le Bright Futures ona e iai faiaoga Samoa e mafaiona e talatalanoa ma malamalama foi i vaega e mafai ona a’oa’oina ai lou alo i vaegafa’aSamoa aemaise ai foi vaega fa’aleaoga fa’aNiu Sila. E fa’atāua e le Bright Futures tu maaga fa’aSamoa aemaise ai le gagana fa’aSamoa.”

This expression emphasises the important relationship between children and their parents in Samoan culture. This also illustrates the importance of parents responsibility in nurturing and raising their children in the Samoan way (Physically, Spirituality and culturally). The bible says “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it”. Therefore it is very important to teach children from birth and not wait until they are old. Teaching and helping them to become competent and confident Samoan learners for the future.

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“Bright Futures childcare and learning is a service of Napier Family Centre, an award winning not for profit social service agency. Any surpluses we make go right back in, to help provide a better service to our local communities.”