Centre Philosophy

Pipitea Childcare Centre Philosophy

At Pipitea, our image of children is based on the belief that they are competent, inquisitive, active explorers capable of leading their own learning journeys, as well as inspiring others.

We are committed to developing respectful relationships, valuing open communication and promoting inclusiveness in all that we do. We acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand, and are committed to embracing our bi-cultural heritage.

We value collaboration as vital to the success of our programme and see ourselves as a multi-cultural ‘community of learners’. Our curriculum supports children to set the pace for their own learning and develop according to individual and group interests. Along with the use of Te Whāriki, we incorporate aspects of the RIE Philosophy and the Reggio Emilia Approach into our programme.

Providing quality education and care is at the heart of what we do here, and we are firmly grounded in the knowledge that family/whanau is what forms the backbone of our community. We strive to support childrens’ sense of mana whenua (belonging) here.

Pipitea is a home away from home for our tamariki. Warmth, trust and aroha are woven into the fabric of our philosophy.