Philosophy

North Haven Child Care and Education Centre will provide a safe, caring and nurturing educational environment enriched by the cultures and beliefs of children, their whanu and teachers, thus developing a sense of belonging. The teachers will work in partnership with whanau to provide an holistic programme which reflects the bi-cultural nature of Te Whāriki, the Early Childhood Curriculum and Te Tiriti O Waitangi.

North Haven Child Care and Education Centre will provide opportunities where children are active explorers. Teachers will value child initiated play, scaffolding children’s learning experiences, supporting them when difficulties arise and celebrating their achievements. This in turn will empower children to support those around them developing an environment built on trust, self-worth and empowerment, leading to life-long learning.