Central Kids Early Education has been providing high quality, affordable early childhood education and care since 1951. We offer a child-led, learning through play philosophy that enables children to grow at their own pace, socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively (thinking creatively, problem solving, decision making).
“When children are free to play, they play naturally at the ever-advancing edges of their mental or physical abilities”. (Peter Gray Ph.D.)
Our philosophy is underpinned by our core values of;
• Ko ngā tamariki te pūtake – children are central to all that we do
• Mana ki te tangata – maintain the dignity and standing of others
• Tiakina a Papatūānuku – protect and enhance the environment
• Manaakitanga – gain mana through generosity and goodwill
Growing cultural identity
Teachers and “Kaiako understand the progression of and variations in children’s development and provide time for the gradual growth of independent skills.” (p 30 Te Whāriki 2017)
Quality care and education
Relationships with whānau
Getting to know you and building a relationship with you is important to us so that we can provide what you are looking for. By us knowing what works for you enables us to work together with you to create a seamless transitions with positive outcomes for all. By focusing on the individual child’s ways of being we can tailor their transition through the different stages of their life with Central Kids. For example we will take the time needed for your child to feel secure when your child moves on to school.