About Us

Northcote is a beautifully designed, purpose built Early Learning Centre with a stunning woodland backdrop, located in close proximity to Northcote Primary School.

Our Centre philosophy is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, where we place high value on respect and our learning environment being the third teacher.

We believe in nurturing relationships to support children’s successful start to life in learning to learn, and pride ourselves on providing high quality care and education, that reflects professional standards in partnership with our community.

Our energetic and creative teaching team see children as, active participants in their own learning, who investigate and explore as we guide their choices of play. We encourage children’s learning through natural invitations to explore, fun and engaging learning opportunities, and provoking environments.

We would like to extend an invitation to all prospective parents and whanau/families to join us for a tour around our exquisite Centre.

Our Team

The Educators believe that children learn and develop in an early childhood environment where they are happy and secure. We believe that the quality of the physical environment is essential to the well-being of the children and staff and that coupled with a quality educational programme, the parents will be confident that the choices they have made for their child’s education and care are the right ones. We also believe that quality Early Childhood experiences promote the development of the child and will increase the opportunity for success through the child’s life.

  • Jody

    Jody Humphreys

    Centre Manager

  • Elisma

    Elisma Geldenhuys

    Administrator

  • Sohee

    So Hee Son

    Team Leader

  • Jaydene

    Jaydene Lucas

    Team Leader

Our Philosophy

The Management and Staff at Northcote Early Learning Centre aim to provide high-quality early childhood care and education for young children and a supportive environment for parents and whanau. We intend to achieve this by providing superior facilities, quality educational equipment and programmes and well-qualified and caring teaching staff. Find out more about our early childhood teacher vacancies on our website.

The Educators believe that children learn and develop in an early childhood environment where they are happy and secure. We believe that the quality of the physical environment is essential to the well-being of the children and staff and that coupled with a quality educational programme, the parents will be confident that the choices they have made for their child’s education and care are the right ones. We also believe that quality Early Childhood experiences promote the development of the child and will increase the opportunity for success through the child’s life.

Our centre will follow the Principles, Strands and Goals of Te Whaariki – He Whaariki Matauranga mo nga Mokopuna o Aotearoa – Early Childhood Curriculum.

Our aim is for children to grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.

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