Philosophy

Love
We see ourselves as one big family; the children, their families and the Magnolia Tree team all in relationships together.
This looks like every family having a whanau teacher; a special person to form a bond with, everyone operating from a culture of kindness and nurturing, secure attachments.

Live
We are a place of real grass, dirt, sand and authentic experiences, a child’s home away from home.
This looks like meaningful rituals guiding the flow of the day, children and teachers out in the garden, exploring the natural world and all its learning opportunities.

Learn
Children’s play is their work, and they have the freedom to explore, experiment and follow their own interests and be extended by intentional teaching experiences.
This looks like children are honoured as unique individuals, with the right to choose their own direction of learning with teachers intentionally broadening the curriculum.