Equipperskids exists to help children build skills and confidence to flourish in every area of life.
Our HEART beats are our values, which determine the culture we live in and whether our vision becomes a reality:
H - Honour living lives to honour God and also to inspire others through God’s Word
E - Excel doing more than what is expected and doing our best with what God has given us in our time, talents and treasure
A - Advance discovering our true potential through development and growth – we are all a work of progress
R - Reach out sharing with others the love and grace of God through Christ
T - Together life flows out of our relationship with God and others, and creates a sense of belonging that is fundamental to identity and leading a successful life
That each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating environment in which to grow and mature spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, socially and physically.
That every child should be allowed access to quality education that provides interaction and learning experiences between other children, teachers, parents and their community.
That learning should be fun and exciting! Our Centre will be an inviting and safe place where children are inspired to be creative with a desire and love to play and learn.
Our teaching philosophy is to promote cooperative learning strategies with the integration of technology into the classroom to provide an environment where children will use self-discovery and hands-on approach to learning.
Our programme aims to encourage and foster all the layers of a child and their development: physically, emotionally, cognitively, socially and spiritually (their well-being and self-esteem), and there is strong emphasis on supporting children’s current needs – this is underpinned by Te Whariki, the New Zealand ECE Curriculum and our commitment to honour the nation’s commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi.
Culture and Heritage
We understand the importance of supporting the individual heritage and cultural identity of each child and their family/whānau. We aspire to affirm and celebrate every child’s cultural uniqueness and encourage a positive awareness of their own culture and that of their peers.