Our Philosophy

Growing Young Minds

What makes the My Treehut way so special? It is our underlying vision and philosophy which flows through everything we do both at My Treehut and The Cubby.

Our Vision: Growing together with respect


Our tamariki come with their own kete.  They are naturally inquisitive, creative, inventive problem solvers. At My Treehut we provide resources and opportunities for our tamariki to explore, investigate, experiment and enjoy here and in our community. We take time to discover each child’s interests and use these to develop motivating learning opportunities.

We recognise that children learn through  play and provide opportunities for play to be fully explored and extended through following their interests. Through group and individual play children test boundaries, manage risks, explore social situations and experiment in a safe, resource rich environment through child initiated experiences.

Whānaungatanga (relationships) are the foundation of everything we do at My Treehut and nurtures our sense of belonging. We value our meaningful partnership with our whanau, and embrace their aspirations for their tamariki and what they bring in their kete.

Parents and whanau are welcomed, supported and involved in their child’s learning journey.

We are active participants in the heart of the community, striving to inspire aroha and kaitiakitanga (guardianship) for the natural environment.  At My Treehut we value New Zealand as a bicultural nation and embrace, respect and model Te Ao Māori.

We embrace the principles of Te Whāriki – New Zealand’s Early Childhood Curriculum and current learning theory. This is woven throughout our learning journey. We are passionate reflective professionals striving for excellence.

Respect underlies everything we do at My Treehut, we model empathy, valuing other cultures and beliefs, respect for one another and our environment. Environmentally sustainable practices are at the forefront of everything we do at My Treehut.

At My Treehut we embrace kotahitanga, aspiring for our children to be healthy in mind, body and spirit.  We strive for every child to develop an identity of themselves as independent, competent and confident lifelong learners, able to challenge their own and other’s thinking, and ready to be successful in life.


Reviewed:  January 2020