Vision and Values

Our Vision

We are driven by integrity and have a local, community focus. We strive to make a positive impact on our children and provide them with a fun, exciting place to grow and learn. We design our own centres. Each one is unique and uses carefully considered, high-end environmental design to create a space that perfectly suits the needs of the children and teachers, and encourages imagination and play. 

We strive to use environmentally friendly design practices while all of our resources are ethically sourced and provide varied learning opportunities. Our approach to learning is through play-based theory. Our curriculum is key to the children’s development and encompasses a wide range of practices and research, all within a New Zealand context.

At New Shoots Children’s Centres, children and families are at the heart of everything we do.

Fun and Exciting Place

We have a passion for learning through play

Innovation Ideas Research

The creativity and care we put in to the execution of our curriculum

Local Community

Building relationships with families & the community

Place that Feels Right

The design and resourcing of our centres is world class

Positive Impact

We have a strong commitment to sustainable practises

Fun and Exciting Place

We have a passion for learning through play

Innovation Ideas Research

The creativity and care we put in to the execution of our curriculum

Local Community

Building relationships with families & the community

Place that Feels Right

The design and resourcing of our centres is world class

Positive Impact

We have a strong commitment to sustainable practises

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A place that feels right

Our passionate teachers (kaiako) provide the children (tamariki) and family (whānau) with support and respect. We are constantly innovating, with new ideas and research inspiring our centres and kaiako training. Have a read about what makes New Shoots a wonderful place for your children and family. 

Michelle Pratt, Nikki Prendergast, and Kelly Lambert

Founders

Thinking of enrolling?​

Contact the centre of your choice – email or give us a call. We can answer any questions you have, let you know availability for your child’s age group, and send you an enrolment form.

The best way to find out if we’re the right centre for you is by seeing it for yourself. Please come in for a visit, we’d love to meet you. If you want to read more about New Shoots, please download our parent handbook.

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Enrolment Conditions

New Shoots operates as a full day service and do not offer short days or sessions;
Our fees include high quality teacher ratios above Ministry of Education Standards;
Minimum enrolment is two days per week; A $50 enrolment fee will be due upon enrolment to confirm your place;
Two weeks notice is required when terminating enrolment; 10% discount is applicable to your eldest child’s fees if you have two or more children attending New Shoots full time;
Nappies and food are provided; and Formula is not provided – this must be brought in from home if required. 

To be read in conjunction with the Fee Policy.
Fees effective from 1st April 2022.