Little Moa's Philosophy

Nurturing healthy little heroes today...
to foster a sustainable future tomorrow.

Our philosophy and ethos is about nurturing, loving and respecting one another, including the earth. It is about learning from and of the land and to become kaitiakitanga – protecting and caring for our environment. Here at Little Moa's we put our children and their future first.


We take pride in our sun filled spaces at Little Moas childcare | Mt Wellington

We take pride in our gorgeous, sun-filled spaces, thoughtfully designed for natural ages and stages, embracing tuakana-teina relationships and plant-based, organic and natural resources, fibres, materials and toys.

learning and growing, respect and belonging

We treasure ako– learning and growing together, driven by our guiding values which include respect, whanautaunga, kindness, fairness, hauora and holding a sense of belonging for our children, families and teachers.

Little Moa's believe our actions can support happy futures

We believe that our actions, our experiences, our cultures and our decisions will lead on to support our children and their families to create a healthy, happy and sustainable future for everyone.

caring, loving and respecting one another for a better future.

Our vision is all about caring, loving and respecting one another and learning from and of, the land.  Putting all the aspects of our philosophy together, gives us a vision we can stand by, everyday.

Family Involvement

Our philosophy at Little Moa's is to nurture and respect our children and their whanau - we join with you to be your partner in the child-rearing process. We value open communication with families and hope to be a valuable resource in the adventures of parenting. Our doors are always open for parent/guardian visits and we love to talk to you and discuss your family and child’s needs and interests.

Playtime is precious.

Play builds brain pathways for Thinking, Creativity, Flexibility, Empathy and many other life long skills.

“Heather Shumaker”