About us

Our History

We are a privately owned childcare center in Te Atatu South with a sister centre, Pitter Patter at Dominion Road, Auckland Central. It is owned by people who are passionate about Early childhood Education. Just a stone’s throw from the motorway, our centre is a modern, purpose built centre delivering top quality care and education for under 5s. Our dedicated and professional team are focussed on nurturing and educating and have a genuine love of working with children. Your child will thrive in our happy, relaxed environment which offers a rich learning programme, and plentiful opportunities for exploration and adventure. 

We provide childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years. We are open from 7:30am to 5:30pm and also offer a school day from 8:30am to 3:30pm. We provide all food, bedding, and sunscreen, and ask that you bring in nappies and formula/breast milk if your child uses them. We are an egg free and nut free center.

Our Vision

Our day care centre is like your own family. Every parent wants the best for their little one. You will find it here at Pitter Patter. We have a vision that we work closely with our parents and whanau to achieve greatest potential for our children and help them become Confident and Competent learners for life! We respect and follow the NZ Early childhood curriculum, Te Whariki and Treaty of Waitangi. 

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Our Philosophy

Here at Pitter Patter, we are committed to providing high quality care and education to our tamariki. 

We believe each child is on a unique journey of learning. We view and respect each child as confident, competent and capable learners. Our children feel a sense of belonging and value, knowing that their voice is always welcomed and heard.

The cultural identity of every child and adult who walk in the centre is upheld and celebrated. We are committed to building, growing and maintaining strong relationships with children, families and local identities hence working as one community of learners.

Our facilitators of learning are passionate, caring and nurturing teachers. Each teacher aspires for our children to build resilience, self-awareness (Mana) and empathy. We view ourselves as researchers working alongside children to gain a sense of continuity, while keeping whanaungatanga (relationship and respect) as a core of our curriculum.