Early Impressions Childcare

We provide a safe, fun and enriching learning environment where children are nurtured 
and families are supported.

Our Philosophy


All children are taonga to us and this is reflected with aroha in everything we do at Early Impressions.


Our kaiako are devoted to primary care giving which creates a strong holistic foundation for mahi tahi and whanaungatanga. We respect and foster children’s unique learning journeys.


We will embrace the principles, strands and learning outcomes within Te Whāriki-our national early childhood curriculum, in partnership with children, parents, whānau and community to create a local curriculum for our setting.


At Early Impressions tamariki discover passion for learning. We embrace the concepts of tuākana tēina and ako, while promoting independence and upholding their mana.


Taonga – highly prized/treasure

Aroha – love, compassion, empathy, affection

Kaiako – teacher(s)

Mahi tahi – teamwork; collaboration; cooperative effort of a team

Whanaungatanga – kinship; sense of whanau connection a relationship through shared experiences and working together that provides people with a sense of belonging.

Whānau – extended family

Tuākana tēina – where an older or more knowledgeable child supports the learning of a younger or less knowledgeable child

Ako – a teaching and learning relationship where the educator is also learning from the student; to both teach and learn