Growing Minds

Philosophy

At Growing Minds Early Childhood Centre, we offer a natural, nurturing and stimulating environment for your precious little one.

Our early learning centre programmes are based on Te Whaariki and working together with parents and our community, our professional and qualified staff will prepare your child for lifelong learning. We have a big focus on technology, numeracy and literacy which means that your children receive only the best in care and education.

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 Our Curriculum

-TE WHAARIKI-

Our curriculum is based on the New Zealand Childhood Curriculum – Te Whaariki which is based on four main principles: Empowerment, Holistic Development, Family and Community, and Relationships.

The five key strands that are woven into everything that we do at the centre are:

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Contribution

Opportunities for learning are equitable, and your child’s contribution is valued.

Well Being

the health and well-being of your child is protected and their emotional well-being is nurtured.

Belonging

Your child and whanau will feel a sense of belonging.

Exploration

Your child will learn through active exploration of the environment.

Communication 

The language and symbols of your child’s own and other cultures are promoted and protected.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“Thank you so much for all the love and care you give every day.  You all do an amazing job. ”