Our Philosophy

Our Centres follow the Principles, Strands and goals of Te Whaariki – He Whaariki Matauranga mo nga mokopuna o Aotearoa – Early Childhood Curriculum

Our philosophy is one of our guiding documents which reflects how we work and is at the heart of our decision making about the Centres, the programmes, and the environments. This extends to the kaiako and team members we employ. It is a representation of who we are and what is important.

The management of Wee Nippers Childcare and teams at Wee Nippers Early Childhood Centres in Invercargill and Mosgiel aim to provide high quality early childhood care and education for children in the community together with a support service for parents and caregivers. We intend to achieve this by providing superior facilities, a quality educational programme and well-qualified and caring staff.

Our teachers believe that children learn and develop in an early childhood environment where they are happy and secure. We also believe that they are happy and stimulated through being exposed to a wide range of educational activities and warm and caring staff.

We believe that the quality of the physical environment is essential to the well being of the children and the 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.

Our aim is for children to grow up as confident and competent 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. We 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 philosophy in action

Our Centres have their own characters and communities, and each Centre has it's own philosopy developed by the kaiako / teachers and leaders for the tamariki and whanau who make up our community. 

Wee Nippers Invercargill Philosophy

Wee Nippers Mosgiel Philosophy

The Wee Nipper Years

At Wee Nippers we have incredible teachers who inspire us daily. While she was with us in Mosgiel as Centre Manager, Teresa Pleace wrote a series of columns called The Wee Nipper Years about learning for parents and caregivers of pre-schoolers.   

Nature and Sensory Learning

Challenging Behaviour

Little Scientists

Readiness for School

Infants are Capable and Confident Learners 

Wee Nippers Early Childhood Centres

We want to share information about our Wee Nippers Early Childhood locations with you. Send us any questions that can help you choose the right early childhood education centre for your child.

To contact us click here to use our contact form or send an email to info@weenippers.co.nz

Where to find us

Cnr Ayreshire Drive and Factory Road, Mosgiel 9024

Mosgiel Map

271 Tweed Street, Invercargill 9812