Our philosophy

Nature and Respect

A deep respect for Papatūānuku (Mother Earth) all living things and our unique natural environment.
Nature is our teacher, woven in through sustainability, kaitiakitanga (guardianship), all weather outdoors play and natural resources.

Relationships and Respect

Developing meaningful and trusting relationships with children, whānau and our community, based on warmth and respect.
Love is heartfelt here – give, receive, do, act.
Respectful care is nurturing, empowering and acknowledges the uniqueness of each child.
Communication is strong, authentic and honest.

An Unhurried Environment and Uninterrupted Play

A safe place of belonging and peacefulness.
Deep respect and acknowledgement of what children bring with them (who they are) – their unique identities, cultures, values, beliefs and rituals.
Children have the freedom to be adventurous – exploring, discovering and learning whilst doing so in an inclusive environment with responsive and respectful kaiako.

Nature's Nest

 33 Glenmore Drive
(off Woodcocks Rd)
Ph: 09 425 0511