Philosophy

Philosophy Statement

Active Explorers Cambridge Terrace is a centre that is uniquely situated on the top floor of the Harcourts building on Cambridge Terrace in Central Wellington. Being up here gives us and the children an exceptional view of our wonderful city.

Our centre environment encourages a collaborative and respectful approach between anyone who is involved with a child’s learning and development.

Our philosophy reflects our values as a centre, it shows our vision for children and whānau who are a part of our Active Explorers family.

We acknowledge the environment is an integral part of the children’s curriculum and this needs to be challenging, stimulating, safe and happy so that children can learn through their play.

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
- John Dewey

Our centre fosters a warm, responsive, and reciprocal partnership between staff, whānau and children in which we value and respect the importance of whānau as first teachers and the prior knowledge that is brought into our centre on a daily basis.

Our centre prides itself on the relationships that we build with everyone that is part of each child’s educational journey. The children enjoy and look forward to their time in the centre, and the staff are always welcoming, happy, supportive and proactive. We celebrate and welcome cultural diversity, and tuakana- teina relationships and the uniqueness and experience that this brings to all of us.

Our centre is very safe and secure, and is centrally located - which is a safe haven for a lot of families who work in central Wellington.

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