Programme Overview

Our Centre Programme is based on the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki.
This curriculum is founded on the following aspirations for children: 


“To grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society”. 

There are four broad principles at the centre of the Early Childhood Curriculum: 
Empowerment, Holistic Development, Family and Community, Relationships. 


Our Centre Programme is child-initiated. Our programme is flexible; catering for children’s individual needs, strengths and interests. Individual programmes are developed through ongoing observations and assessment. Staff scaffold and facilitate children’s development through play. 


Our Centre has a strong commitment to Self-Review. This includes strategic, planned and spontaneous reviews of our programme and systems.