The Tot Spot


Our Values

Connecting to Others:

At The Tot Spot we recognise and support the critical role that parents and families/whanau play in the lives of their children by promoting meaningful and collaborative home/centre partnerships. We work alongside our parents and whānau developing trusting partnerships. This trust is nurtured and grown to lay a solid foundation for each child’s learning journey. We believe building such nurturing relationships will empower children and families to play a part in their children’s learning journey.


We value the diverse cultures and life experiences each child and family brings to The Tot Spot and acknowledge and support the skills and attributes each member of our learning community has to offer. We honour and respect each individual’s values and beliefs and celebrate cultural differences, role modelling an inclusive environment.

We place high regard on integrity and have high standards in regards to professional teaching practices at The Tot Spot. We understand that we are role models to our children and families. We endeavour to provide our children with a safe and caring environment which offers them the opportunity to develop healthy dispositions to learn.


At The Tot Spot we believe in growing together as a learning community. The Tot Spot continues to grow in partnership with our learning community as we develop shared understanding of our vision and philosophy. We feel that motivating and developing teachers strengths individually within their own learning journey and collaboratively within the team will in turn successfully grow the next generation……..our children.