Early Childhood Centre
Our Vision and Mission
"An Innovative learning environment where children grow
holistically, building strong bodies and creative minds"
Our teaching is based on the New Zealand Early Childhood curriculum, Te
Whariki and inspired by the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach.
We aim to create a welcoming, nurturing, home-like surroundings that have the potential to inspire children, where parents and whanau are treated as valued members of our community.
At Brilliant Minds we offer an environment where children understand the foundation of Te Ao Maori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and acknowledge Maori as Tangata Whenua. We offer a rich bi-cultural experience that helps children value the New Zealand culture and its way of life.
We apprize the diversity of cultures at our centre and aim to build respectful relationship between Whanau, Tamariki and our educators. We acknowledge all ethnic groups by respecting their cultural identity, heritage and language. We ensure that there are equitable learning opportunities for all children irrespective of age, ability ethnicity and diversity.
We derive inspiration from the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy where children are active participants in their own learning and develop a unique reciprocal relationship with their teachers. We believe that children have multiple ways to express themselves. They are encouraged to foster critical thinking by exploration and observation.
We encourage our educators to respect a child’s choices and value child-initiated experiences. They challenge and provoke ideas through open ended questions and allow the child to make mistakes and learn from them. The child’s learning and developmental progress is observed, documented, displayed and shared with parents.
We aspire to build a place of encounter and connection, and interaction and dialogue.
Why us ?
A purpose built boutique childcare facility implementing the Reggio Emilia approach of education.
Fully licensed for 68 children under Ministry Of Education.
We are a unique childcare with 4 separate rooms with dedicated teachers in each room for different age groups: Babies (Kiwi rooms), Toddlers age 2-3 (Tui Room) and Preschoolers age 3-4 years ( (Moa room) and Pre-Preschoolers age 4-5 (Kea rooms)
Provides a natural stimulating environment for children to explore.
20 Hours ECE available for children over 3 years age
WINZ subsidies available
A High teacher to child ratio, well above the ratio recommended by Ministry of Education
We have a passionate group of qualified educators at the center
We use Educa: ECE documentation and learning story e-portfolio software to help engage parents in the child's learning goals and helps support teachers.
We provide education to your child in a truly multicultural environment
We provide a well-balanced healthy hot cooked meals in our kitchen
Transition to schools programme available.
We are open Mon-Fri 7:30 am to 5:45 pm
Start your child on a life-long journey of education with us
30 Carr Road
Mon-Fri: 7:30 am to 5:45 pm