Know Us

Our Philosophy

At Pohutukawa Kidz, we have a deep understanding of what makes children tick. Our Focus is on helping each child develop his/her potential through a healthy mix of educational and recreational activities.
Te Whariki shows us that “Children are confident and Competent Learners” which is why our educational programme encompasses this principle.
It used to be said “It takes a whole Village to raise a child ,” We believe it takes a “whole team to raise a child .” Our Expertise and experience in the industry will be pooled in with our experienced and passionate teachers.
Our Goal is to provide your child with a safe, clean, nurturing, caring environment, where your child will feel safe, secure and important, thus letting their own individuality and talents shine.
At Pohutukawa Kidz they can achieve and learn to fulfil their own individual potential.


The mission of our early childhood education programs is to work in partnership with families and the community. We strive to enhance the abilities and skills of our children integrating Social, Physical, Intellectual, communicational and emotional developments using Science, Mathematics, Arts, Recreation and Technology (SMART) programmes


Together, we can prepare your child for the wonderful future that lies ahead.

Our Benefits - He Whakakitenga

To achieve our vision and benefits are:

  • A commitment and passion to support success and Maori and pasifika learners.
  • Children learn best in a setting that reflects the diversity of the community.
  • All children are capable of learning and have individual needs skills and talents.
  • Children learn best as active participants in co-operative play based experiences.
  • Children learn best through experiences that enhance their self-esteem help them make choices and develop competencies.
  • Children learn best using a unified developmentally appropriate curriculum using child centered teaching practices and support services.
  • Parents/ caregivers and kaiako are child primary and on-going educators, sharing equally in the child’s education.
  • Centre based learning experiences provide the child with the foundation of ongoing learning and support the child and family to become responsible partners in community life.