We are different from most ECE services. We see tamariki as competent and capable and have a strong belief in play based, child led, democratic programmes. This means that we try not to do things for tamariki, but support and encourage them to do it for themselves. Everyone; tamariki, kaiako, and whanau learn they have a voice, but also to take responsibility for their actions.
We strive to provide maximum opportunities to learn through play. Years of experience and sound research, identify tamariki learn and grow best when they are supported by knowledgeable others to; keep safe, play, explore, have fun, ad be curious in empowering learning environments.
Many whānau today need to work long hours and do not have the luxury of taking children out into nature, or to spaces such as the library, beach, parks, or swimming lessons. We believe it is vital to connect our children to the world they live in.
Our programme works. For over 25 years we have seen numerous tamariki go on to achieve outstanding results in leadership, academically and sports. The Education Review Office reports that we provide very high-quality education and care through our innovative programme and knowledgeable, supportive, stable and experienced staff.
Mixed age settings support tamariki to work together and provides equitable opportunities for all, and to learn from more capable peers. Tamariki settle into school, often becoming school leaders and head pupils.
Our strong foundations have resulted many top academic and sporting achievements. Play Video