Gaia (Earth) Forest Preschool New Zealand
A real Forest Kindy and so much more... World's first childcare centre fully inspired by the "Gaia (Earth) Education Principle" (i.e. Earth inspired building designs, environments, values, curriculum, & outcomes for children). This is truly "childcare like you've never seen before". Perfectly situated for families who live, work near, or commute through Manukau, Manurewa, Gardens, Flat Bush, Mission Heights, Ormiston, Takanini, Pukekohe, Papakura, Papatoetoe, Karaka, Drury, Waiuku and Pokeno.Call 0508 773 724or Click Here to send us an enquiry ...
Our Dream Team
“We’re all working together; that’s the secret.” – Sam Walton (Founder of Walmart)
Our Servant Leadership Model
Our “inverted” organisation structure places our teachers at the top and our management and directors at the bottom of our organisation chart.
This simple secret drives our successful model and supportive leadership culture
Excellent Adult : Child Ratios in our Centres
Our centres have 20% better ratios of adult / child than the minimum Ministry of Education requirements (depending on under 2 and over 2 room designs and layouts). This is to ensure the highest focus and attention are given to your child’s care and safety, immediate needs, learning observations and professionally written learning stories displayed using our award winning invention (i.e “Roots and Shoots™” online outcomes visualisation system).
Our team has excellent teaching expertise, qualifications, experience, and ongoing professional development support for continuous improvement (see our Professional Development page). Together they make up a well balanced, energetic and passionate team with a team philosophy that reflects a genuine commitment to bring out the best in your child’s learning and development. Our Early Learning Centres have also committed to ongoing professional development for ALL of its teachers in a “rising tide lifts all boats” philosophy. Professional development is focussed on mentoring each teacher along their individual journey of the Teaching Council’s “Standards for the Teaching Profession”. This in turn directly supports our group’s continuous improvement philosophy to always strive to better our services for children, parents and our community.
Contact Gaia (Earth) Forest Preschool New Zealand (49 Grande Vue Rd, Hillpark, near Auckland Botanic Gardens)
Phone: 0508 PRESCHOOL
Address: 49 Grande Vue Rd, Hillpark (near Auckland Botanic Gardens, off Hill Rd, with northern motorway on-ramp 500m away)
Northbound commuters: Exit at the Takanini off ramp, travel 5 minutes up Great South Rd to our preschool, then rejoin the motorway on-ramp 500m away to continue your commute Northbound to Manukau or Auckland CBD.
Southbound commuters to Manukau: We are only 3km from Rainbows End.
Perfectly situated for families who live, work near, or commute through Hillpark, Manukau, Manurewa, Flat Bush, Gardens, Ormiston, Mission Heights, Takanini, Pukekohe, Drury, Papakura, Papatoetoe, Karaka, Waiuku and Pokeno.
Hours: Mon- Fri 7am - 6pm
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