Our Philosophies

Christopher & Robin is a place where children are supported and encouraged to take a growing responsibility for their own quality learning in partnership with whānau.

We acknowledge Te Whāriki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, as the fundamental basis of our centre, with a strong inspirational influence from the educational philosophy of Reggio Emilia and RIE, all placing emphasis on the development of the whole child.

Our philosophy is underpinned by Christian values, encouraging us to love one another and treat others how we would like to be treated. The values of generosity and community mindedness are encouraged through regular fundraising for those in need and awareness of our responsibility to care for our environment and world.

We aim to contribute to our tamariki feeling a sense of belonging where their interests, strengths and play are valued.