At Twizel Early Learning Centre, we strive to provide an environment where each and every child is nurtured and respected and their learning is fun and exciting. We are committed to providing quality education and care that honours each child as a unique individual.

Relationships with tamariki, whānau and the community are important to us as a team. We believe that with strong, trusting relationships, children will thrive and explore the world around them with confidence. Set within a rural, close knit community, beneath mighty Aoraki/Mount Cook, we respect and celebrate the multicultural diversity our whānau have to offer.

We acknowledge the bicultural heritage of Aotearoa/New Zealand through our daily interactions and through our inclusion of Te Ao Maori. We are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our bicultural curriculum, Te Whāriki, which we use to weave our unique heritage into our everyday routines and rituals.

Our play based, child-led curriculum allows children the time and space to grow and learn holistically, and encourages them to become confident and competent life-long learners; healthy in mind, body and spirit.

Our passionate teachers are reflective practitioners who are always building on our knowledge. With purposeful planning and collaboration with whānau, we believe that every child will build a strong sense of belonging and continue on their learning journey, trusting that they are safe and cared for.