Our Philosophy


He taonga te mokopuna, kia whāngaia, kia tipu, kia rea.

A child is a treasure, to be nurtured, to grow, to flourish. 

(Te Whāriki)

Cuddly  Kiwis Childcare values in providing safe quality learning environments  through play for all their young children. We offer stimulating play  spaces and a child centered curriculum which inspire creativity,  imagination, exploration and enhance children’s emotional, social,  cognitive and physical growth. Play is a child’s work!

We aim to build each child’s potential so that they feel secure in their identity,
language and culture and grow up as competent and confident individuals  for their ongoing learning journey in life regardless of gender,  ethnicity, ability and learning needs, family structure, values,  socio-economic status and religion. 

Ongoing  responsive, reciprocal relationships with teachers, parents, whānau and  the local community provides the foundation for personalized learning  experiences and a sense of wellbeing and belonging which support  holistic learning and development of our children.

We  believe in empowering children through opportunities, challenges,  offering choices through activities and events in our daily practices so  that they grow in body, mind, heart and spirit and achieve excellent  learning outcomes building self-esteem, skills and a positive outlook.

Our childcares actively support the bicultural heritage of New Zealand incorporating Te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori and embraces and celebrates the multicultural diversity providing  equitable opportunities for all in each setting guided by Te Whāriki.

We  highly treasure tuakana-teina partnerships amongst our children as they  gain knowledge, care and guidance amongst the mixed age group and we  recognize the importance of Ako contributing to shared leadership among  management, teachers, children, parents, whānau and wider community.