Our Philosophy & Values
A child’s needs are priority at KidzWay. The children are valued and respected as individuals, with their own special strengths and interests identified and encouraged.
Children need strong and supportive relationships with peers and adults who love and care for them. We are supportive of all our families, welcoming parents and caregivers to participate as they wish. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to be involved in any decision-making in the centre concerning their own children.
We are committed to the guidelines and principles of Te Whāriki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum. We uphold Christian foundational beliefs and values of Church on The Way (link).
We value the importance of excellent education with Christian values reflected in all aspects of the curriculum. Teachings are applied in meaningful contexts.
The Christian belief is that all are equal in the eyes of God. Regardless of race, gender, ability, religion or socio-economic background, all are welcome.
We acknowledge the Treaty of Waitangi, and are committed to providing quality service for Māori, supporting Māori staff and providing opportunities for all staff to achieve cultural competency.
KidzWay is accessible to families within the local community with pre-school aged children. We play an active role in the wider community through our links to the Church on the Way and other activities like our regular trips to visit our senior citizens at the Ribbonwood Country Home.