Our Philosophy
is inspired by the Reggio Emilia’s approach to teaching and learning


Here at City Preschool, we behold each child as beautiful, powerful, competent, creative, curious, and full of potential!

  • We promote a nurturing environment that focuses on the wellbeing of our children and their social competence.
  • We uphold a rich, dynamic, and fun environment that inspires children to develop their own problem-solving skills and grow into unique individuals.
  • We craft programmes that invite curiosity, wonder, exploration, and discovery.
  • We advocate unhurried and meaningful interactions, encourage children to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, and observing at their own pace in their own time.
  • We view children as social beings, collaborators, and learning partners where they learn to build their own working theories about the world they live in.
  • We see children as researchers and active constructors of knowledge who share their thoughts and ideas about everything they could meet or do during each day.
  • We value cultural diversity and advocate for a respectful environment that fosters each child’s sense of belonging.
  • We see community support as a vital component to a child’s development and encourage parental involvement.
  • We acknowledge our bi-cultural heritage and uphold our commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi through our teaching and learning practice. 


We look forward to embarking on this learning journey with you!


Our centre ethos is a living document based on the reflective thoughts and aspirations of the team at City Preschool