Our Philosophy

Our Whakatauki

“ Little individuals, big ambitions “ He tangata iti, he wawata nui

Our Vision: “Children’s wellbeing and development is at the HEART of every decision we make”

Our Philosophy and Values:

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

Kidstown values the fostering of love and care of our natural world

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) 

Kidstown values explorations and adventures in our community

Whakawhanaungatanga – We build strong relationships with children, parents and our whanau. 

Kidstown values children’s individuality, creativity and ideas. Kidstown values and fosters friendships with parents and whanau

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

Kidstown values ongoing learning and excellence in teaching

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