Curriculum of Te Whaariki


At Christopher & Robin each child becomes:

A thinker who listens

An inquirer who negotiates

An inventor who collaborates, and

An individual who believes in him or herself

We provide care and education options for babies through to six year olds embracing the New Zealand curriculum of Te Whaariki


We understand that babies are all unique and learn at their own pace. We aim to provide a safe space where little ones can explore, grow and develop through a variety of experiences. Infants and toddlers are cared for using Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) by Magda Gerber. 


Pre-schoolers are educated using the Reggio Emilia philosophy where the environment plays a key role in each child’s education. Learn more about our Reggio Emilia approach.

Transition to School

Our special transition to school programme is unique and we have had outstanding feedback from schools where our children now attend. We offer this learning to all 3 and 4 year olds and also present an option of 5 mornings or 5 afternoons per week with 20 free hours.

20 hours Early Childhood Education (ECE)

20 hours Early Childhood Education (ECE) per week is available to all three, four, and five year olds and is offered by Christopher and Robin Early Childhood Centre. Speak to us about specific fees for children who receive 20 hours free.

More information about the Te Whaariki framework