oxford pre school philosophy

The Preschool is administered by a Christian charitable trust and offers full care and education for all families in the community.

‘A place where miracles happen, having a living Christian culture’

Commitment – Pau Whakahere

Oxford Pre School Manawanui Commitment

The Oxford Children’s Trust believe tamariki and families of our community feel welcomed and have the opportunity to experience an environment that is rich in Christian values and beliefs which reflect the love and life of Christ in all we do, whilst receiving the best we can possibly offer through human and physical resources while continuing to make sustainable improvements.
The Trust believes that their staff is their greatest resource and support staff to develop their professional career and personal goals.

Generosity – Atawhaitanga

Oxford Pre School Atawhaitanga Generosity

The Oxford Children’s Trust alongside management and teachers value a culture of compassion, courtesy and generosity. This allows us to support families and children in need with extra assistance beyond the normal realms of early childhood care.

Excellence – Matauranga

Oxford Pre School Panekiretanga Excellence

We respect the individuality of each tamariki and savour the unique personality, experiences dispositions and working theories that they bring to the centre. Whilst taking into account different learning styles and preferences offering risk taking, resilience and creativity.We believe children will experience an environment where they feel valued, nurtured and supported, where they feel they have a sense of belonging; experiencing God’s love, while receiving quality care and education through human and physical resources

Relationships – Pau Arahi

Oxford Pre School Whanaungatanga Relationships

Centre management and teachers value responsive, respectful and reciprocal relationships between tamariki, staff, parents/whānau and the wider community. This allows us to be part of a community of learners, fostering relationships that co-construct ideas, strengths and interests, which lead to deeper meaningful learning outcomes. We embrace our relationship with the Oxford Baptist Church as an integral part of our daily Christian values at the Centre
Centre management and families value virtues such as empathy, manners, love, respect, compassion, kindness, patience, friendship and honesty. They believe tamariki should have opportunities to think for themselves, develop a love of learning while experiencing an environment where they learn good manners, social skills and establishing friendships. Parents felt that a collaborative relationship between teachers and families helped them to create continuity for each child and strengthened the transition between environments.

Wellbeing – Tikanga Whakaako

Oxford Pre School Hauora Wellbeing

Tamariki of the centre value an inclusive and stimulating play where they can contribute and engage in a variety of curriculum activities, where they can learn alongside others, building confidence as they form responsive, reciprocal and respectful relationships while experiencing boundaries and routines. We acknowledge, respect and positively build up each child’s unique character so we therefore offer tamariki of different ages, different resources and environments, to meet their changing learning and developmental stages. We value the dual heritage of Aotearoa and believe all tamariki should have the opportunity to experience bi-cultural practices including Te reo Māori, tikanga and multi-cultural experiences.


‘To foster healthy family life and the foundations of Christian character in the lives of children’

Oxford Early Learning Centre, WHERE YOUR CHILD COMES FIRST


Get in Touch

Oxford Early Learning Centre
166 High Street
  (03) 312 4757

Office Hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm

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