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Our PhilosophAt High Five we celebrate the development within childhood in an un rushed, nurturing and positive environment. We strongly value Respect, Relationships and Empowerment High Five is a home away from home for our families. Children form strong and meaningful relationships with their kaitiaki and fellow tamariki, building mana within themselves and confidence when interacting with their peers. We foster a space filled with aroha for them to feel secure, safe, and valued in, and guide them in extending that care onto others. Whanaungatanga is at the heart of our practice. Our philosophy seeks to empower children through positive interactions, tuakana teina relationships, and a connection to the bi-cultural heritage of Aotearoa. Children are empowered to explore and develop their curiosity for learning, to be cared for while away from their whānau, and to be active participants in their learning journey.

High Five is a privately owned and operated centre, where Stacey is the owner/managing director as well as a qualified early childhood teacher. Her three daughters all grew up in the centre, her eldest becoming a kaiako as well. Stacey has a love for watching children make discoveries and flourish in an unrushed environment, that is supportive of children’s social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs. The kaiako at High Five also share this love for teaching children. The passion of our staff is at the heart of the High Five community. We are so excited to welcome you!

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