Professional Development & Support

To help get you started as a educator you will be inducted into the service

Our visiting teachers play an important role in getting new educators up to speed with all that is required of them and will give clear guidelines and advice with each child in their care, not just in the set-up stage, but right throughout your involvement with Busy Bodies service.

While working with Busy Bodies you can access further training through Open Polytechnic courses [4301 & 4302], NZQA approved Early Childhood qualification.

What training will my Educator receive?

  • All educators must hold current first aid training;
  • We hold regular in-service Professional Development workshops on a wide range of topics and/or based on the educator needs;
  • Training hub for new colleagues and educators in service Training plans,
  • delivery of assessment within the programme;

  • Te Whaariki Early Childhood Curriculum –
  • Te Whaariki is our Early childhood education bicultural curriculum document, it provides a framework of principles, strands, goals and learning outcomes that foregrounds the mana of the child and the importance of respectful, reciprocal and responsive relationships.
    It emphasis our bicultural foundation, our multicultural present and the shared future we are creating. Also it provides a basis for teachers to reflect on their teaching techniques and it encourages all children to learn in their own ways, supported by educators & teachers who know them well and have their best interest at heart.

Busy Bodies social hub tries to get together regularly for social outings throughout the year.