Our Philosophy

Our Whakatauki

“ Little individuals, big ambitions “

Where your child’s individuality is nurtured and their ambitions and achievements are celebrated.

Our Philosophy:

Kaitiakitanga – The natural environment plays an integral part in our children’s learning. We are guardians of our native environment and surroundings.

Walking and the local community – Natural heritage is at the heart of our children’s learning and links are made to our centre pepeha with regular walks in our local community and to our maunga/mountain (Maungarei)

Whakawhanaungatanga – Building strong relationships with children, parents and whanau forms the heart of our teaching practice

Teachers – Teachers are knowledgeable in theories of learning; are friendly and approachable and love each child for who they are.


Our Vision: To create a culture in which all children feel safe to learn and grow as happy, inspired, independent and socially competent individuals.

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 Our Values: At Kidstown we are committed to being: nurturing, professional, respectful, cheerful, creative, supportive, collaborative, approachable.