Our Values

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'Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa'.  

'Let us keep close together, not far apart'. 

(Te Whāriki)


 

These  values are the core principles that define our philosophy and determine  how our teaching practices will deliver the needs of individual  children, parents and whanau at our centre. 

PASSION

We are enthusiastic about our role and the difference we make in the lives of countless children and their families. 

NURTURING ENVIRONMENT

We strive to provide a nurturing environment which allows a child to develop holistically.  

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

Partnerships, respect, honesty and open communications guide our practice.

FUN AND ENJOYMENT

We encourage a genuine love of learning through free play. 

BELONGING AND WELLBEING

Contributions, achievements, identity of our children, parents, whānau and teachers are recognized and celebrated. 

DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP

All members of Cuddly Kiwis display team work and create a high quality learning environment. 

INCLUSIVENESS

Everyone is welcomed and cultural diversity, different age groups and learning abilities are embraced whole heartedly.