We recognise that everyone has a role to play in a child’s development and the early years are where it all begins. We believe that by building strong relationships, both amongst ourselves, our educators, and our children and whānau, we can forge a solid foundation from which trust, respect and a positive learning environment can grow.
As a cohesive team with shared values, we work alongside parents and whānau in creating a flexible and natural atmosphere for our children to flourish. We are also an active part of the wider community, to help our children build caring relationships and understanding of the world we live in, in a safe and nurturing setting.
Whakawhirinaki and Whakaute (Trust and Respect)
Teaching and encouraging respect for each other and cultivating cultural respect is one of our core values. We believe mutual respect is a powerful key to unlocking our children’s potential, helping to create a safe environment where children feel able to be themselves.
We are committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the bicultural foundations of Aotearoa New Zealand, by fostering awareness and understanding of the communities in which we live.
Trust is built through respect, shared values and mutual aspirations for our children. We trust our educators in providing the best possible care and are able to tailor our programmes and experiences based on the needs of each individual child and their parents and whānau. This, in turn, builds trust between us and our children, because they know we have their best interests and safety at heart.
We value the roles of parents and whānau and the trust they place in us to care for their little ones, and encourage their input and involvement in order to create the most effective learning platform possible.
Our children are our future and we play an important role in moulding those futures. We have a responsibility to nurture early brain development to the best of our ability in a way that speaks to each individual child, and to equip them with the skills to be successful for the rest of their lives.
We mentor and support our educators to ensure they are providing opportunities and experiences in a safe and caring way, and ensuring the most natural and stimulating upbringing possible.