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About Us

Welcome to Tui's Corner

Tui’s Corner is a home away from home where children can feel safe, nurtured, and respected. Located on the beautiful Hibiscus Coast in Whangaparaoa, New Zealand, we are an early childhood education centre inspired by nature and dedicated to fostering holistic development in children.

Partnership with Whanau

Building Meaningful Relationships

At Tui’s Corner, our teachers are passionate about developing meaningful relationships with whanau by seeking to learn about their aspirations for their children along with those of hapu, iwi, and the wider community. We are committed to reassuring whanau that their children are in good hands and well-cared for.

Culturally-Appropriate Engagement

Equally, our teachers are committed to enhancing children’s learning and development through culturally-appropriate ways of communicating and engaging parents, whanau, and community participation. By fostering strong connections with families and communities, we create a supportive and nurturing environment for our children to thrive in.

Our Philosophy

Holistic Development and Life-Long Learning

At Tui's Corner, we see the child as a whole person and endeavour to provide a rich curriculum that fosters children’s holistic development. Our goal is to enable them to grow their capabilities across all dimensions, empowering them to gain a perception of themselves as competent life-long learners.

Embracing Our Bicultural Heritage

We recognise tangata whenua and our unique bicultural heritage as founded in Te Tiriti o Waitangi with its principles of partnership, protection, and participation. As future kaitiaki of Aotearoa, we engage children in nature-infused experiences through natural resources and meaningful interactions with Papatunauku / the land.

Child-Lead Learning and Nature Exploration

We value child-lead learning with a focus on engaging all the senses to experience the natural world around us. Our approach encourages children to discover and explore their surroundings, fostering a deep connection with nature.