Our daily curriculum prioritises a safe environment for independent and uninterrupted play

At Hatchlings Educare, we understand how precious young children are and also how important their infancy and toddler stages are for the rest of their lives. This is why we believe in creating an environment with tender care that fosters their development.

Our daily curriculum and philosophical values align with Te Whariki and includes:

Independent Play & Self Help Skills

Our daily curriculum provides a safe and loving environment for an independent play which empowers children to learn and grow at their own pace physically, cognitively, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

At Hatchlings, we provide individual curriculums for each child according to their dispositions, interests and abilities in order to support them in their learning journey.

Family & Community

We encourage our tamariki to develop essential learning skills and self-help skills while developing biculturalism and their connection with the wider community.

Building up strong relationships with children, family and whanau is an integral part of our curriculum, and we are committed to working together through respectful reciprocal relationships.


We understand the importance of all of our individual contributions to sustainability, in order to make sure we create a safe world for our tamariki to grow up in.

This is why at Hatchlings we encourage environmentally-friendly practices such as vegetarianism, using non-plastic reusable nappies and bags and mostly have wood-based teaching resources.


We understand that no two children are the same, and consider every child to be a unique individual, irrespective of gender, ability, ethnicity or background.

At Hatchlings, we want to provide our Tamariki with an environment where they can experience stories and symbols from their own culture as well as other cultures.

This is why we make sure our equipment and resources reflect the values and practices of all cultures that the attending children belong to.

We foster an environment of free and uninterrupted play, where children can explore and discover the world around them.

 Hatchlings Educare

We strive to provide a true home away from home for your tiny tot in order to make that decision a little bit easier for you.

We invite you to learn more about us and discover a childcare centre built for you and your baby.