Working together to support learning at home.

With New Zealand in Lockdown we would like to share with you lots of great tips and ideas to help continue your Childs Learning Journey.

He waka eke noa… We are all in this together.

Te Whariki the early childhood curriculum vision for our children is for them to be “Competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society”.

One important aspect is to create a routine and special rituals.

Children get a lot of comfort from routines and rituals.  It creates a sense of security. The following is one of many possible ideas to help achieve this.

Remember play and learning go hand in hand

Through play children learn and develop. They develop their language skills, emotions, creativity, problem solving, physical skills and social skills. They learn about the world around them. They are introduced to science, maths, engineering, technology, literacy, sustainability, environment and art as they explore their world.

Tips for working from home with your child/children

Remember you are not alone, this situation is unprecedented, so go easy on yourself. Be kind, support each other.


The Farmyard offers a rural discovery-based sustainable early learning environment, which is inspired by Waldorf/Steiner education.
Our educational goals aim to provide a well-balanced programme of learning and development through participatory hands-on experiences which encourage resilience, and guide investigation to motivate a love of lifelong learning.