Frederick Street Family Centre

Tangata whenua

We acknowledge Māori as tangata whenua. We honour both parties of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We create spaces where language, identity and culture are at the heart of all learning.


Through manaakitanga the team will recognise and affirm the identity of all ākonga on open and trusting relationships.


Relationships are built through trust, respect, honesty and open communication by Kaiako/caregivers for all ākonga.


The team listens to the whanau and tamariki. Aspirations are documented and reviewed regularly.


Our Tamariki will form significant relationships with others and connections to a wider community that are deeply rooted in how we care for, as ’kaitiaki’ of , people, places and things. Whanaungatanga is important to us as we promote an engaging, calm and unhurried learning environment. We offer a welcoming, purposeful environment where tamariki come first.


To provide an early childhood education experience that empowers families and creates positive, respectful and reciprocal relationships for all akonga, staff, families and Whänau.