Papakura Childcare believes that relationships/whanaungatanga are important for the provision of quality education and care. We work and value collaboration with families/whanau. We value open communication, mutual respect, trust and support. Relationships are fostered through ongoing discussions and interactions which is valued and respected. We believe in reciprocal and responsive relationships with children, family/whanau and community
We believe that environment is the third teacher and plays a vital role in children’s learning. We provide a nurturing, safe and stimulating environment with rich in resources where children are nurtured, empowered and encouraged to explore their interests and discoveries. Each child is unique and learn at their own pace, we provide learning opportunities for children that challenge their thinking and develop problem solving skills
We believe in creating a culturally responsive environment for the children and their families. We integrate and acknowledge the importance of Te Tiriti O Waitangi and support the multicultural nature of our community. We value families, their cultural beliefs and support the children to gain a positive awareness of their own culture and other cultures.