Reggio Emilia with Kaiako Samara

Investing in our teachers is paramount in our thinking, so providing opportunities for international professional development is one of our natural ways of ensuring this.

Respect as a Right

Understanding the Rights of a Child to a Respectful, Unhurried and Supportive Learning Environment. Respect is the basis of the RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) philosophy, which was proposed by early childhood educator Magda Gerber. RIE requires educators and caregivers to not only respect babies, but also demonstrate our respect every time we interact with […]

9 Aspects of teaching that matter most to Early Childhood Teachers!

1. Working with professional quality teachers The professionalism of the teaching colleagues you are working alongside is so important. Working alongside like-minded ECE teachers who are enthusiastic about their role and view themselves as professionals is something our teachers pride themselves on at Bear Park. 2. Support from your team The continual support that you […]

Teacher Spotlight: Priyanka Mathur Kapoor, Bear Park Mt Eden

Our October teacher spotlight features Priyanka Mathur Kapoor, one of our amazing teachers from Bear Park Mt Eden! Priyanka is always empowering children’s learning potential and truly nurtures Bear Park children to develop their own sense of curiosity and creative expression through inspirations from the Reggio Approach. Choosing a career with Bear Park Priyanka: Bear Park […]

Why Bear Park teachers do what we do

Bear Park teachers understand that the early years of life are critical in child development. During this time, personalities are being formed and attitudes toward learning are solidified. In these early years, children are learning about how they feel about themselves and others; they are quickly adapting skills and knowledge about their world. Children are […]

Teacher Spotlight: Emma Hulls, Bear Park Dunedin

This month, we’re featuring Emma Hulls—one of our dedicated teachers from Bear Park Dunedin as our teacher spotlight! Emma is truly immersed in our culture here at Bear Park, inspired by the Reggio Approach. She’s a vital member of our teaching team and fosters a culture of curiosity and empowered learning in children. She shares some […]