Why We’re Here
We exist here to provide experiences for children that will build a love of learning assisted by discovering the wonders of nature. Our emphasis is on nature as a vast and wonderful classroom, encouraging empathy and respect to all living things through relationships and connections to Papatūānuku (Mother Earth).
Being respectful to us means being polite, courteous and well-mannered but also by showing respect for the world around us. This respect should be central in all our actions, interactions and reactions.
With our inquiry-based, emergent curriculum, we incorporate nature exploration and environmental practices into our daily learning as guided by our very own Elements of Life Programme. We provide a natural environment to enable discovery of nature through the arts, holistic and unscripted exploration.
To achieve and support our values and vision we are privileged with an established 5 acre rural property unlike any other centre in the area. Being situated away from the main road, our paddocks of long grass, mature bush & large gardens provide a diverse natural setting for exploratory play & learning.
We love the world we live in and we know you do too. That’s why we’re committed to minimising our social, environmental and ethical impact. Like you, we try to carry out our day to day runnings with these impacts in mind.
“Children are respected and valued as individuals and are well known by their teachers. They experience calm and gentle approaches and environments in which to play and learn. In line with the centre's philosophy, children spend a significant amount of their learning within the natural environment.”