Tamariki are taonga tuku iho, treasures handed down from our tipuna. Working in partnership kaiako and whānau hold these taonga close, nurturing and protecting them, while encouraging them to be curious about te Ao and their place in it. Whānau, as pou whakahirahira – the most important post, are valued for their wealth of diverse talents and are encouraged to participate in the care and education of their tamariki.
Cherry’s Centres are Enviroschools where sustainable practices, both environmentally, and ethically, form a central pou of our beliefs and practices. We provide a nurturing and homelike learning environment in a play-garden setting, where tamariki are encouraged to be the kaitiaki of Papatuanuku and of each other.
Our acknowledgement of Te Tiriti o Waitangi; and the importance of authenticating te reo, tikanga and matauranga Māori supports us in our kaitiakitanga and in allowing our tamariki to appreciate the bicultural heritage that is theirs as young New Zealanders.