Our Vision: To be a learning community where supportive & respectful relationships empower everyone: to belong, to believe, to discover, to grow.

About our services

Karanga Mai Early Learning Centre was established to provide education and care for the infants, toddlers and children of young parents while they attend Karanga Mai Young Parents College.

We work together to recognise and respond to the specific social and educational characteristics of young parents and their children. The learning community works holistically to provide an environment where our young parents can continue their educational journey while being supported in their role as young parents.

Teachers at the early learning centre focus on establishing responsive and trusting relationships. We work together with the young parent to ensure that their child’s Well-being - Mana Atua is cared for and they develop a sense of Belonging - Mana Whenua enabling them to thrive and learn within their whānau and community.

At Karanga Mai we are committed to nurturing the potential of each child and supporting their development and growth. Our Approach is based on Te Whāriki (NZ Early Childhood Curriculum) with the following aspirations for children underpinning all that we do;

To grow up as competent and confident 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.