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About Milly's Educare

Milly’s is owned and operated by Adam and Amelia Louden.

Amelia has over 12 years experience in Early Childhood education and is excited about providing a place where children can learn and grow in a safe, natural environment , fostering what this unique community has to offer.

OUR philosophy

At Milly’s we believe in growing respectful, trusting and loving relationships with our tamariki.  We have created a nurturing space where our tamariki can enjoy a sense of security and belonging.  These are core beliefs, ideals that encourage engagement in quality learning that all tamariki have a right to experience.  Through observations and continued professional development our passionate teachers understand how to support each child in their learning journey and how, as it is with nature, children will flourish at their own natural pace.  We are committed to empowering children by encouraging child initiated free play within an evolving curriculum. This allows children to learn and develop independently and alongside their peers.  Our philosophy and vision is based on the belief that tamariki are self-motivated learners thereby fostering the foundation for life-long learning.

We take pride in providing a beautiful environment indoors and outdoors where many natural and recycled resources are freely available for children to experience wonder, creativity, exploration and fun.  Real life experiences such as gardening, recycling, baking/cooking, collecting eggs and animal care are some of the regular features in our kindergarten programme.  This provides wonderful opportunities for sharing, caring and achievement.  Our teachers are strong in the belief that the availability of outdoor play in most weather is essential for developing a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Our unique and peaceful setting within a rural community enriches our kindergarten beautifully.  Our children will all have opportunity to participate in routines, rituals and cultural events.  Harmonious relationships with our parents and whanau are highly valued and encouraged.  Ideas, suggestions and input are welcomed and respected.

 
Kohikohia ngᾱ kᾱkano, whakaritea te pᾱrakereke, kia puᾱwai ngᾱ hua

Gather the seeds, prepare the seedbed carefully, and you will be gifted with an abundance of food, (Te Whatu Pokeka).

Kohikohia ngᾱ kᾱkano, whakaritea te pᾱrakereke, kia puᾱwai ngᾱ hua


Gather the seeds, prepare the seedbed carefully, and you will be gifted with an abundance of food -
(Te Whatu Pokeka).