We believe children learn and develop in an early childhood environment where the teacher has a respectful image of children as being competent and capable. The teacher’s role is a co-researcher and co-constructor in the learning process, enabling children to explore, question, reflect, problem solve, theorise and express themselves.
We value the collaborative relationships that we have with parents and welcome participation in the learning process.
Our aim is for children to grow up as 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.
Our programmes are founded on the guiding principles of Te Whaariki 'the woven mat' – the early childhood curriculum of the Ministry of Education. These principles are used to weave your child's learning journey - empowerment, holistic development, family, whaanau & community, and relationships.
We observe the individual child’s needs, interests and strengths and plan activities based around these. Each child is guided to develop at an individual pace according to his or her unique, individual way.