Our Vision, Mission and Philosophy

Who are we?

Edubase - Wild Things

Edubase is the parent organisation that Wild Things sit under.  We pool our resources to ensure we have capacity in our people to ensure we are doing the best by tamariki by staying up to date with policy and procedure that aligns with Ministry of Education regulations that sit inside the licensing criteria.  We have a locally based Teaching team and administration support available during all hours of operation.

Edubase Whakautaki

Tiaki nga tamariki - Take care of the children

Our Vision - The Why

The reason we exist:

To provide a family friendly wrap around support service that enables all tamariki/whanau to learn, grow and thrive in a home-based setting. Investing in cultivating kindness, strong and professional relationships, in all our people tocontinue growing as lifelong learners.

Mission Statement – The How

How are we going to achieve the Vision?

We will achieve our Vision through ensuring that every team member is emotionally invested in the well-being of our people including tamariki, whanau, Educators, communities and our Edubase family. We value successes and that these are not ours alone, the greatest success comes from the strengths of manyOur passion, knowledge and commitment will be the catalyst that enables everyone to learn, thrive and achieve.

Philosophy Statement

Edubase is a Home Based Early Childhood Education service that is committed to providing nurturing learning environments where tamariki thrive as individuals through an authentic play-based, natural learning education and care programme, in a home setting. 

To enrich the learning of each tamariki we form strong community connections, developing links within the home and the learning environments of our Kaiako. Tamariki learn respect for people, places and things, shaping Aotearoa and developing an appreciation of New Zealand’s dual heritage. We continually strive to develop knowledge and an understanding of the cultural heritages of both partners to Te Tiriti o Waitangi – supporting a holistic approach to learning which is guided by our NZ Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki 

Educators and Nannies offer comfortable, small group sizes, fostering respectful and reciprocal relationships, promoting tikanga Māori within their practice. 

 As an Organisation, we pride ourselves on cultivating strong, professional relationships, strengthening capability in all our people to continue growing as lifelong learners.  

Edubase celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of each tamaiti, whanau and Kaiako and the gifts they bring. They are taonga,  a treasure or gift. All things cultural are affirmed and celebrated, aiming to support children in gaining a positive awareness of their own and other cultures.  

Tiakinga tamariki – take care of the children