At Elim International Kids Early Childhood Centre we believe in the importance of facilitating an appreciation of the wealth of culture in our society. This is underpinned by a strong commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, through te reo (language) and tikanga (customs) being woven throughout our day.
We believe that all children should feel valued, respected and heard, in order that they may find their own turangawaewae (place of belonging). We desire to see every child growing up as confident learners and communicators, excited about their learning journey.
We celebrate the diversity of culture represented in our Centre in many ways, through food, song, dance and story. Thishelps children to develop the values and confidence needed to be able to embrace the rich diversity of people around them, and be able to participate in a multi-cultural world.
Elim International Kids embraces the importance of our Christian faith, with bible-based values and morals being woven through all we do. Children will experience the love of God through stories, songs and devotions which will enable them to realize their value and worth as individuals.
We believe in the importance of partnership with whanau, creating an environment of open communication where Parents and Caregivers can feel comfortable discussing their hopes, joys, aspirations and concerns for their children with Staff. Parents will be welcomed into the Centre at any time of the day and encouraged to stay and interact with their child.
Children are empowered, educated and enriched by a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment. We want to see every child having the opportunity to learn at their own pace and reach their full God-given potential.Learning will be based on capturing the teachable moment and will be informed and led by the children’s interests.
We appreciate our staff, and do our best to employ high quality teachers. We intentionally cultivate a positive working atmosphere, where teachers feel valued and affirmed as educators, and enjoy coming to work.