Our Programme

our centres

Imagine our centres as a living, breathing human being, able to grow and adapt according to what we need and what we learn.

Go with us on this…

The SPINE, the thing that keeps us upright and on the right track, is the NZ curriculum (Te Whaariki).

The Ministry of Education Early Childhood Regulations forms our BONES.

Our BRAIN, the centre and origin of our interactions and thoughts, focuses on respect. The principles of manaaki – respect for ourselves, for others and for the environment – underscore everything we do.

We have huge EYES, full of wonder. This lets us explore, and colours our every interaction, filling us with creativity and hope.

We have soft, yet strong ARMS – our dedicated teachers. They are the things guiding our Centre-body, allowing us to hold all of you close to us.

We have strong legs, with FEET firmly planted in the community, keeping our Centre stable and safe, or taking us where the community needs us to go.

Our SKIN – housing the sense of touch; able to keep everything together; through which we experience the world – must be our warm and caring family environment.

And the HEART, the very blood in our veins, is you – YOU.

YOUR family.

YOUR child.

YOU give us purpose.


a child's smiling eye
a child's hands playing in the sand
boy doing a handstand

like every person, we need nutrients and we live on:


Music and movement


Art and crafts




Dramatic play



Manipulative skills

Fine – and gross motor skills

skills and tools we develop in our children & ourselves:


Cooperative skills – Learning to be an active and positive team member, drawing on personal strengths and overcoming challenges, to the benefit of the team/community.

Self-discovery – Identifying and meeting individual goals and interests through offering a stimulating, yet challenging environment.

Love of learning – Challenging each child towards curiosity and problem solving, but also challenging our centres towards new heights.

Developing confidence and resilience.

Emotional flexibility and self-management skills.

Individualised learning – responsive, reciprocal relationships.