The mana, mauri, and wairua of the tamaiti shall be the first and greatest consideration, with care and education from kaiako enhancing each tamaiti full learning potential.
We aim to create an environment built on trust, care and respectful relationships, which embrace both tamariki and their whānau. We strive to build strong connections and relationships that are nurturing, meaningful and valued.
Our educational approach is one of play based learning including a combination of daily rhythms and routines. Our goal is to encourage natural curiosity in learning; to investigate, use open ended resources and loose parts for discovery. A place where tamariki can enjoy social interactions, problem solve, learn perseverance, risk taking and become increasingly independent at their own pace. We recognise and value the importance of a calm, unhurried, safe and secure environment which is respectful and empowering for all to enjoy.
We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and a bicultural approach to learning and we welcome, value, and respect the diversity of all cultures within our centre. We value the Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whariki, which guides and inspires our work with children. Kaiako acknowledge and recognise Māori as tangata whenua, and assume a shared responsibility for protecting Māori reo and tikanga within our centre.
Poipoia te kakano kia puawai
Nurture the seed and it will grow