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Our Philosophy

Urban Explorers values the importance of relationships with our tamariki and whanau. Our centre is our learning community where tamariki are encouraged to explore the natural world through play as we learn about who we are, where we are from and what we are capable of achieving.

Through aroha and real-life experiences, we encourage our tamariki to build on their inner and social confidence. We embrace the unique place of Māori as tangata whenua and acknowledge the importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Being part of a diverse community in Pokeno we respect and welcome all cultures. Through this we help build a natural caring curiosity for the world around us.
It is at the highest importance that we promote respectful, trusting and meaningful relationships with our Urban Explorers whanau and wider community, all while supporting our tamariki to become independent and empowered learners.

As kaiako we provide a safe and secure learning environment which is nurtured through the inclusiveness of children’s evolving interests and being adaptable to children’s natural talents. With aroha and  compassion, we celebrate the uniqueness of every tamaiti by respecting who they are and value the contribution they bring to our whanau.

We encourage and appreciate the awareness of the bi-cultural heritage within New Zealand. We value each family’s cultural diversity and identity.

We encourage and appreciate the awareness of the bi-cultural heritage within New Zealand. We value each family’s cultural diversity and identity.

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is Te Whariki - the National Early Childhood Curriculum.

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