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Our Philosophy

At Little Treehouse Kindergarten we nurture trusting, respectful and reciprocal relationships, which lay the foundation for learning. This empowers tamariki to take full advantage of our stimulating, flexible and inclusive learning environment with child-initiated play-based experiences and opportunities that encourage imagination, creative and critical thinking.

We view our tamariki as individuals, as active and conscientious participants in a democratic society, confident in and capable of upholding and advocating for their rights and those of others.  Therefore, we foster each tamariki’s learning and development in such a way that honours their own nature and unique learning dispositions through active listening and by supporting and extending their natural curiosity and innate sense of wonder.

We acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitaingi as an important and valued document. Our daily rituals and programme reflect this. Te Whāriki is a living document and we use it in partnership with current research to extend our tamariki’s skills and knowledge, whilst affirming and celebrating individual achievements, cultural values and group interests.

We strongly value our relationships between parents, caregivers, whanau, teachers and the wider community. Therefore, we aim to partner with our families to integrate the learning environments and values from home and kindergarten to provide the best possible outcomes for our tamariki. We hope that together we can lay strong foundations for lifelong learning by encouraging thinking, resilience, independence and self-belief, in turn allowing our tamariki’s mana to flourish. 

Little Treehouse Kindergarten, Remuera