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The tamariki are our most precious taonga – We believe that every child is a gift, who comes to us with their own unique culture, strengths, talents and interests. Teachers notice, recognise and respond to each child’s individual needs.

The Environment is the Third Teacher – We provide opportunities for tamariki to play, grow and learn in an environment that is resourceful, inviting, calm and unhurried, and where creativity and imagination can flourish.

Parents, Families, Whānau and Community – The contribution and involvement of whānau are embraced, valued and encouraged. We provide opportunities to explore and learn about our wider community.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi - We encourage and  acknowledge Te Reo Maori as a living language and provide opportunities for children to explore and celebrate their own and other cultures.

Love, kindness and respect is at the heart of our practice.

We encourage and appreciate the awareness of the bi-cultural heritage within New Zealand. We value each family’s cultural diversity and identity.

These multi-cultural values are interwoven and visible in our curriculum and environment. 

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is Te Whariki - the National Early Childhood Curriculum.

Keen to learn more about what Mercury Bay Preschool can do for you and your child?


Monday - Friday
8am - 5.15pm

*We are closed on all public holidays

07 866 4945


58 Kupe Drive, Whitianga
New Zealand