Our Vision

To be the highest quality early childhood provider within our communities.

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Our Mission

A Fun Place to Learn”- Our mission is to provide quality, affordable childcare for children, ensuring they enjoy a safe, fun place to learn. We want to inspire young children to have a passion for learning and develop to their fullest potential, as a result of our nurturing care and teaching guidance.

Our Philosophy

  • At Just Kidz we strive to provide children with an authentic, high quality, environment which is warm, accepting, safe and welcoming to all.
  • With the image of the child in mind we base our philosophy on the New Zealand Early Childhood Education (ECE) Curriculum Te Whāriki with a strong inspirational influence from the educational philosophy of Reggio Emilia in Italy and the Magda Gerber, Resources for Infant Educators (RIE) approach.
  • Our caring professional staff are highly focused on teamwork and are committed to supporting each individual child’s passion, skills and needs. We value each child’s holistic development and respect their aspirations, creativity; empowerment, confidence and a sense of belonging.
  • At Just Kidz, we value an environment which inspires curiosity and encourages explorations which develop into meaningful interactions amongst peers and our teaching team. We endeavour to create an environment which is inclusive of natural materials in order to foster respect for nature and encourage children to make their own discoveries and theories.
  • By recognising and valuing bicultural practice within our centre we are respecting the dual heritage of Aotearoa and embracing the mana of Māori and European culture and historical backgrounds. As well as embracing New Zealand’s bicultural heritage and the multicultural mix of our community, we also value the contribution and role played by parents and whānau and use open communication with reciprocal and responsive relationships with each child’s family.
  • With these beliefs interwoven in our daily practice, we strive to create young minds with great imagination and creativity to enable them to become lifelong learners. Children are encouraged to learn through experience and participation, thus allowing opportunities for problem solving and risk taking. Our teachers assist children to develop high self-esteem, to be able to co-operate with others and show mutual respect for one another.
  • We are committed to providing high quality education with qualified teachers who are flexible and open to change to facilitate continuous improvement.

Our Core Values

  • We are passionate about creating a welcoming, caring, creative learning environment with unconditional, positive regard for everyone. “Manaakitanga/taking care not to trample on another’s mana.”
  • We are committed to the highest professional and ethical standards of teaching and leadership, ensuring excellence and integrity in everything we do.  – “Ngaa tikanga matatika me ngaa paerewa/our code our standards”
  • ­ We promote responsibility and respect for our environment. “Kaitiakitanga/guardianship guides our practice.”
  • We partner with all our children, whanau, colleagues and the wider community, developing genuine, caring relationships based on open communication and respectful interactions.“Whanaungatanga, interdependent relationships.”
  • We foster a “can do” culture throughout our company. – “Hakamana, empowering and enabling”