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.

Encountering Reggio and discovering the purpose of technology

Since the Loris Malaguzzi Centre opened over a decade ago, it has been a dedicated meeting place for those in early childhood learning to combine professional development and research for people in Reggio Emilia, Italy, as well as those worldwide who seek to innovate education and culture. One of Bear Park’s early childhood teachers, Melissa […]

Pedagogical Mentoring to Foster Continuous Growth in our Reggio Teaching Team

Pedagogical mentoring is a fundamental and increasingly important part of professional learning and development for teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is a way to build professional skills, knowledge and confidence as early childhood educators. Bear Park values our teaching team and invests in their careers to become meaningful and supportive teachers. In providing support for our teachers, our children can become […]

The Importance of ECE Professional Development for our Teachers

The important of ECE professional development is crucial for our teachers. Coming into work on a Saturday may seem unorthodox to some people, until you step foot into a room full of inspirational and knowledge-yearning teachers. Bear Park Remuera is set up in an alluring fashion – you get lost in thought about all that […]

What I Learned: REAIE Conference, Sydney, Australia

In July last year, one of Bear Park Patey Street’s teachers, Bonnie, attended the REAIE Conference in Sydney Australia. Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE) organises the four day event. Key note speakers from the town of Reggio Emilia in Italy (where all the magic happens) flew over to share their wealth of knowledge with […]