Our philosophy/Rapunga whakaaro - Pukuatua


Central City Quality Edu-care(Pukuatua street), provides an environment where children can enjoy learning and developing new skills and interests at their own pace.

We provide a safe, caring and inviting play-based learning programme that reflects the principles of Te Whāriki 2017 (New Zealand Early Childhood curriculum), and is further underpinned by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and acknowledgement of the dual heritage of Aotearoa/ New Zealand. Māori learners are supported and encouraged, as we embrace all the diversities of the members of our learning community.

Our guiding vision is that children are at the centre of the curriculum, supported by experienced kaiako, with extensive research-based knowledge of Te Whāriki and current learning and development theories.

Using five identified curriculum priorities, children and adults collaborate to weave a local curriculum that embraces the rich capital that all members bring with them to the program.