Playcentre – whānau-led early childhood education service spotlight

This spotlight is designed for Playcentre parents/whānau to stimulate thinking and discussion about being kaiako, weaving your whāriki through Learning Conversations and Learner Maps, and building relationships.


Tips for using the spotlights

General / technical

The best way to view the spotlight is to enlarge the slideshow by selecting the full screen icon at the bottom of the tool bar.

Use the forward and back arrows to move through the spotlight at your own pace.

You can download the spotlight and adapt it for your own use, but you must respect copyright, especially of the images and video.


Professional learning

The spotlights are best used in a group, in which you can consider and discuss the content and questions.

The spotlights focus in on a specific aspect of Te Whāriki, and are designed to help kaiako deepen their understanding and practical application of the curriculum.

They offer a brief overview or short introduction.

You may choose to use the spotlights in facilitated sessions and in specific ways for your context. For example, you might:

  • work together on a complete spotlight in a team meeting or professional development session
  • select parts of a spotlight to spend more time on, completing it over a number of sessions
  • select parts of a spotlight to revisit and explore in greater depth.