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Our Philosophy


We believe it is of utmost importance to nurture and educate the children in our care, through the development of trusting, secure and loving relationships, based on a mutual respect.

Our centre has a focus on environmental sustainability, we work alongside the children to teach and learn together, about Manaakitanga, caring for the natural environment.

At Grasshoppers we are committed to practice and promote sustainable practices within our centre, weaving sustainable practices into your child’s daily experiences.

Our philosophy is founded on the knowledge that early childhood development focuses on the holistic development, social, emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual well-being of the individual child.

We believe in recognizing an individual’s unique abilities and interests and providing an environment rich with ‘real life’ experiences where they can explore, learn and grow in a play-based learning environment.

We are committed to continually developing an environment that values Te Ao Maori and the Treaty of Waitangi as in integral part of life and leaning. 

By providing big open spaces, our tamariki, their whanau and our Kaiako can be at one with nature, cherishing, caring for and connecting with Papatuanuku (Mother earth). Through this we offer real life experiences where children develop skills and dispositions for a love of lifelong learning.