Magic Garden Early Education

Education and Care in Northcross, Auckland
"Childcare centre in Browns Bay"
Licensed for
105 children
Maximum under 2's
29 children
Centre information
clock7:30am - 5:30pm
allDay iconAll day
food iconMeals Provided
over2sBool iconOver 2's
under2sBool iconUnder 2's

Typically responds within

A few hours


Limited availability

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A little about us

Our vision:

  • To listen, observe, question, discover, contribute to, and savour the magic of learning in relationship with open-minded others.
  • To value, explore and commit to the richness of possibilities of ideas and creativity, having the image of competent, strong, and imaginative children.
  • To maintain collaborative, visionary, research-based and reflective thinking between colleagues.
  • To uphold respectful, positive, supportive parent/whānau partnerships, rich in cultural variety.

Our philosophy

Magic Garden is a place where relationships matter. We believe in developing reciprocal relationships embracing families and whãnau. We value the wealth of knowledge that families and whãnau bring and share, and we join them in partnership to enable children to grow and reach their full potential. We value the unique place of Māori amongst the multiple cultures in our community and respect and celebrate these cultural heritages and identities.

The New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whãriki guides and inspires our work with children and adults. We value ongoing learning, so we enrich our thinking and practice with the approaches of Reggio Emilia, Magda Gerber/RIE™ and current theory. We are committed and passionate about professional learning and shared team understandings to enhance our practices and uphold a high standard of teaching. We believe children’s learning is fostered through a socio-cultural, emergent curriculum. Our Priorities for Learning statement shows we value self-initiated investigations, experimentation, social competence, creative expression, and foundation skills for literacy and numeracy.

We recognise the importance of a safe, secure, unhurried, peaceful environment that is respectful and empowering for each child. We believe children enjoy, and learn through, making decisions, working together, problem solving, and leading their own learning. We value making time to listen, supporting children to know themselves and become increasingly independent. We treasure each child’s unique gifts, curiosities, passions and potential. We view children as life-long learners, capable of contributing knowledge and understandings as global citizens.

We value an aesthetically pleasing, sustainable environment full of natural and cultural resources reflective of our wider community. We value links with our community and are inspired by regularly dialoguing with local and international visitors in our centres. We enjoy sharing innovative ideas and practices.

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