Our Philosophy

Sunny Days Philosophy

Ehara tāku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini

“I come not with my own strengths but bring with me the gifts, talents and strengths of my family, tribe and ancestors”


Kaiako understand that each child comes with their own mana, story and experiences. We provide a bi-cultural curriculum and celebrate the many cultures within our diverse community. Kaiako will nurture and support your child to grow and learn in their own unique way, becoming confident and capable learners.

Kaiako are guided by our four focus learning areas:



  • With aroha, fun and joy, kaiako will develop, support and strengthen relationships by working in partnership with whānau, through whānau aspirations, children’s ideas and interests.



  • Kaiako will support tamariki to develop meaningful connections with our natural environment through gardening, harvesting and respecting Papatūānuku.


Mana Reo

  • Kaiako believe enriched communication and social skills are key for preparing tamariki for the wider world and beyond.
  • Kaiako will use a wide range of strategies to teach tamariki to express their feelings, their ideas and to have their needs met.



  • As Ako, embracing our cultural connections through local knowledge is important to us.
  • Kaiako will provide tamariki with many opportunities to problem solve and engage in deeper thinking, building a strong sense of identity, confidence, self-esteem and resilience (empowerment).

    “Sunny Days children have the opportunity to socialise, learn and have fun and our purpose built environment offers children free access to a wide variety of learning experiences.”