Our Philosophy


We invite you to read through our philosophy, so you can understand more about how we see the best childcare principles and viewpoints.

Te Whāriki

Our Curriculum

Our programme is developed by qualified teachers under the umbrella of our curriculum, Te Whāriki. Each tamaiti personal and unique interests, strengths, and culture are interwoven through child-initiated experiences. With a rich curriculum for every tamaiti, learning happens through play, intentional teaching and by tamariki engaging in meaningful interactions with people, places, and things. This encourages confidence and competence in a collaborative learning environment for lifelong learners.

Our Philosophy 1

Our Multicultural Society

Embracing Diversity
We are committed to Te Tiriti O Waitangi and acknowledge the bicultural heritage of Aotearoa. Here te reo and tikanga practices are naturally and meaningfully woven into our daily practices. We embrace our growing multicultural society by strengthening and affirming each tamaiti culture, identity, and language, by seeking guidance from whānau and the community.

Tamaiti are taonga

Development With Learning

We believe each and every tamaiti is a treasure, born with immense potential, which must be nurtured to grow and flourish. Tamariki develop a love for learning in their own way and in their own time and are supported with key teachers until they feel confident to rely on all teachers, where respectful, nurturing, and unhurried interactions are prioritised.

Our Philosophy 2



At Lilliput Preschool whānaungatanga is at the centre of everything we do. Lilliput Preschool is a home for everyone who is a part of our community.

Whānau is acknowledged and respected as the most important people in their tamaiti life. Our passionate and dedicated teachers’ value whānau aspirations, hopes, and knowledge, encouraging them to be engaged in their tamariki learning journey.

Lilliput Preschool believes in developing responsive and respectful relationships based on kindness, aroha, and trust. We believe there is a special place for each tamaiti, whānau, and kaiako, where we ensure a strong sense of belonging for all.

Hours of Operation

7:30am – 5:30pm

We are closed

Public Holidays

We are closed.

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