Our People

Community | Hapori

To us hapori (community) is everything. We believe the centre is a very important part of our local community and we are always working at how we can strengthen our position, and our community, by the decisions we make and actions we take. In our view children, parents/whānau, teachers and the wider community are interdependent. The relationships that exist between each of these members are interwoven, and though we consider each member of the hapori as an individual we always see each part of the whole.

What Staff Say


“Community is what we are about. Showing respect and forming strong relationships is Manaaki in action” (Manaakitanga)


“I love the idea of stepping back and creating opportunities for tamariki to take risks”. (Self-esteem)


“I love having the opportunity to walk alongside tamariki and their whānau, being a part of their learning journey and supporting them to make the most of their early years.” (Whanaungatanga/Manaakitanga)


“I’m passionate about creating connections within a calm, respectful environment from which infants and toddlers can thrive and grow their independence.” (Ako)


“It’s really important to me to take time to get to know each tamaiti so I can work with them in their learning journey” (Whakawhanaungatanga)


“Being outside, being present and working alongside tamariki to discover new passions and learning opportunities, listening to and sharing what happens at home.” (Ako)


“I love supporting tamariki to take what they already know and grow that knowledge. Together we can do this and have heaps of fun in the process.” (Ako)

Years Strong

Nursery Ratio

Hours ECE 3yo

Preschool Ratio

Get In Touch

Location: 109 Beresford Street, New Brighton, Christchurch, 8061, New Zealand

Phone: 03 388 7333

Mobile: 027 388 7331

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4.30pm