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About Us

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Welcome to Waiuku Learning Space!

We are a group of educators who are passionate about children and their early years. Our newly renovated centre is located in the heart of Waiuku and is independently owned and operated.

Our operating hours are 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. We are open all year round, except for Public Holidays and closed for a short period over Christmas.

Our centre offers:

  • Space for 34 children from birth to 5 years
  • 3 rooms - Kiwi (0-2 years), Kea (2-4 years) and Tui (4-5 years)
  • Excellent staff/child ratios at all times
  • 20 hours free ECE
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Philosophy

Here at Waiuku Learning Space we are a team of dedicated and professional educators who are devoted to making a positive impact on our tamariki, whānau and community. We take pride in our environment by providing a safe, secure, respectful, caring and nurturing learning space. We strive to create a homely atmosphere where tamariki develop in their own pace and time and grow up as confident, competent and resilient learners. We strongly believe in a collective, community-based approach to caring for and educating our young children.

Our teaching and learning programmes are based on the foundation of our Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki and Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles. Our learning space is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy which enables children to learn through active exploration, inquiry and discovery of the world.

We are driven by respect, honesty and integrity. We value diversity and our environments incorporate all cultures and cultural beliefs.

Our passionate educators are proud to support your tamariki through their early years in an exciting place to learn and grow.

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Vision

We strive to provide our tamariki with an environment where there are opportunities for active exploration, thinking and reasoning. By creating a homely, natural and welcoming unhurried atmosphere. In doing so, acknowledging whānau, their cultural beliefs and aspirations.

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Purpose

To enhance our tamariki ma learning and development by creating a safe and nurturing environment. Therefore supporting them to grow up as independent and capable tamariki.

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Values

Partnership

Involving everyone and incorporating all aspects of cultural beliefs

Protection

Protecting our tamariki, whanau and community – recognising our bicultural heritage and diverse community

Participation

Everyone to feel a sense of belonging and welcoming atmosphere

Relationships

Positive and trusting relationships, teaching and learning from each other – ako

Respect

Respecting each other and our environment

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Our Team

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Sana Awan

Centre Director

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Jill Lauder

Supervisor

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Athena Dodd

Educator

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Charlotte Westaway

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Harmandeep Kaur

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Kristy Logan

Educator

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Lee Ann Dodd

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