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 […]

Non-Contact Time: What Does it Really Mean?

Non-Contact Time: What Does it Really Mean? We chat with Bear Park teacher Cathie-Lee about her opinions on non-contact time for early childhood teachers and why Bear Park’s approach is unique. How is Bear Park’s non-contact time structured? We tend to use the phrase ‘collaborative planning’ instead of ‘non contact time’ as it best describes […]