About Kindercare

At Kindercare Learning Centres, we put people—te tangata—at the heart of everything we do. Doing the mahi as an organisation means fostering strong relationships within our teams and our centre families to create an environment that provides best outcomes for tamariki, enabling them to become capable and confident life-long learners. Here are a few things that really matter to us.

Our Philosophy

Because children matter

Our Mission — Te Koromakinga o Kindercare

Children are a gift from God, entrusted to us by parents. In partnership with parents, we are dedicated to developing each child's full potential by providing outstanding early childhood care and education.

He taonga te tamaiti nā te Atua homai, he mea tuku mai ki a mātou e ngā mātua. I te taha o ngā mātua, e ngākau tapatahi ana mātou ki te whakawhanake i ngā pūmanawa nohopuku o ia tamaiti mā te tuku i ngā manaakitanga me te mātauranga tino rawe.

Kindercare's Philosophy: Because Children Matters

Our Values

Kindercare lives our 3 core values - Safe, Loved and Learning. Our values guide our conversations, how we treat each other, and the culture we have created for our children, families and our team. Because our values are so pivotal, they have meaning and purpose in our Kindercare whānau.

Kindercare Values providing safe environment
Kindercare Values building relationships
Kindercare Values growing potential

Our Vision

Kindercare's Vision is to Serve with Love

At the heart of Kindercare, we are here to serve tamariki, our Kaiako and our communities—to act, speak and make decisions with kindness and love. By working together to nurture deep relationships with each child, we fully believe that they will contribute to their community.

Tamaiti ako ana i te whanaungatanga,
He tino koha mō te hapori.

Kindercare New Zealand

Childcare that begins and ends with loving care