Relationships are the foundation for learning.
The relationships we have with each child, their family & community are built with love and respect (aroha). We know that a child’s learning is enhanced when they have a strong sense of belonging.
Support & empowerment for children, parents, families & communities.
We are here to empower you as a parent. We partner with your family to achieve the best for your child. We respect that you know your child best. Through collaboration and understanding, we create a welcoming environment that best supports your child’s individual needs.
Each environment reflects & respects each unique community.
Designed for Kiwi kids – we know learning occurs through experiences: indoor, outdoors & the wider community. We make sure each Barnardos learning service reflects and respects each community we are part of.
Every moment is a learning experience.
Children are born curious & want to investigate the world around them. Children learn from their experiences – through interaction with adults and children, through play, through observation, and self-discovery. We recognise the rich gifts and experiences that each child brings with them. Te Whāriki (NZ early childhood curriculum) empowers our teachers to recognise children’s ability to be active participants in their own learning. We allow your child’s potential to unfold.
Respecting and nurturing NZs unique bi-cultural heritage.
Promoting Te Reo and Tikanga Maori (being the kaitiaki of the waiata and stories of our places) your child will experience languages, music, art and stories of our cultures of Aotearoa.
Transition to school is critical but only part of the journey.
We support your child as they discover the skills & strategies that support them as competent, confident learners for life and continue their learning journey from early childhood education into school.