That providing unconditional love and nurturing, in a safe and homely environment, is the foundation to developing life-long learning.
Our strong partnerships with children and their parents are formed through reciprocal and respectful relationships, providing a sense of belonging for all in our Folkestone Street Whānau.
Our daily practise is inclusive and respectful of our multicultural society. We acknowledge the uniqueness of each child in our care.
Children thrive when encouraged to explore and discover in an active learning environment. They make discoveries for themselves and engage in appropriate risk taking whilst fully supported by a skilled and dedicated teaching team.
That babies require freedom of movement in order to develop core strength, independence and the sense of achievement that develops into capable, strong lifelong learners.
Our passionate Teachers are committed to fostering open-mindedness, critical thinking, and problem solving for all children in our care.
Teachers are respectful of children and endeavour to provide a curriculum and daily rhythms that are responsive to children’s individual needs. We also appreciate that children, at times, require solace and time for themselves and we strive to provide spaces conducive to these needs.
We create environments that meet the needs of our unique are group. Our large natural outdoor learning environment provides abundant opportunities for exploration and experiences with natural and open ended materials.
We allow children to unfold naturally.