Learning Programme

Beachcomber Kindergarten’s learning programme is centred on providing a safe and nurturing environment that maximises the value of learning and exploration. Our programme is guided by Te Whāriki the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum.

A quote from Te Whāriki: 

Children are ‘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’. 

This is the core value and belief we follow at Beachcomber and is woven through our relationships with children, parents and whānau.

Children/tamariki lead their own learning journey with their interests and curiosities unfolding over time. Through their play, whether it is self-initiated or kaiako-designed to provoke thought and action, the teachers dedicate time to observe children as they investigate, research, discover and explore. These observations form an important part of our early childhood programme and the learning stories enable you to easily track and be involved in your child’s development journey.


Our flexibility of enrolled hours enables parents to choose between morning or afternoon sessions or full day (between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm) for their children. Beachcomber Kindergarten offers up to 20 hours Early Childhood Education subsidy for 3 and 4 year old children. Learn More


Our outdoor environment provides opportunities to challenge children’s gross motor development, exploration of the natural environment, sand and water activities. A variety of experiences and activities provides children with an exciting environment for choice and exploration across all curriculum areas.

Growing Books

Parents can see children’s participation through wall displays and on the notice board, learning stories are also regularly put into Growing Books to strengthen the link between parents and their child’s learning journey.

Whānau & Community

The teachers and management at Beachcomber work alongside whānau to support children as they learn and grow. Excellent communication with parents is a vital ingredient in your child’s development. Our open-door policy maximises whānau contribution and involvement.

ERO Report

The Education Review Office – Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga (ERO) is the New Zealand government’s external evaluation agency. We participate in ongoing evaluation of the education and care of our students.

Every visit from prospective parents and children is exciting and we look forward to meeting you. Feel free to arrange a visit, see the centre and enjoy a chat with our amazing team