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Ngaio early learning centre

Back to nature, holistic early childhood education centre in Ngaio

Infants, toddlers and young children, to six years

Full-time enrolments only

Ngaio Childspace is nestled within the beautiful area of Tarikaka Settlement in Ngaio, Wellington.

We believe in care and education that fosters reciprocal and respectful relationships with tamariki and whānau. It is through this partnership and our continuity of care approach that children are supported holistically within our space.

We endeavour to have enriching and engaging environments that encourage exploration, autonomy, and trust while upholding the values that are important to us as a centre, and those that are important to our whānau.

Childspace Ngaio early childhood education centre

Ngaio Manager
Bridget McBride

Age, freedom and care

Our passionate team of qualified teachers work across two neighbouring spaces: one villa is dedicated to children up to the age of around two years old and the other villa up to the age of five years old.

Whilst each age group has their own freedom of space, there is a caring culture where all children spend time together and learn from one another.

Ngaio Childspace is a full time centre, committed to fostering love and care in Early Childhood Education.

Respect and inspiration

Ngaio Childspace runs a relationship based programme focusing on the utmost respect for every child and family that we work with.

Our thoughtfully planned out spaces offer opportunity for exploration and investigation, and also spaces for sanctuary and retreat.

Inspired by the work of Emmi Pikler and Magda Gerber, we have created a peaceful environment which allows children to discover as much as possible on their own with the support of familiar and consistent teachers.

Trusting relationships

This respectful approach is supported by our key caregiving system which ensures one person within the environment is committed to building a close trusting relationship with each child and their family.

This creates consistent communication with families on a daily basis and a secure base for children spending time away from their family during the day.

Our whole-team approach to key caregiving ensures that all teachers form loving and respectful relationships with children.

Celebrating interests and strengths

We offer an innovative programming system which celebrates individual children’s interests and strengths in their journey of learning and development.

Each child has a profile book which their teacher adds to with stories about their interests and development.

With an established philosophy embedded within the heart of the centre, Ngaio Childspace strives to create a gentle, loving atmosphere that is a home away from home for children and their families.

Ngaio ECE Childspace photo gallery

Important documents

Excerpts from ERO reports

Meet the Ngaio team

Meet our dedicated team of caring and professional specialists, who strive to provide the best possible service for you and your children.

Feedback from parents

Contact our centre

Ngaio (up to 6 years)
Centre Manager: Bridget McBride

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