We recognize that our children are New Zealand’s future. We must provide them with educational, cultural and social experiences that will positively influence them to become effective members of their community.

Our educators are highly qualified and trained to provide opportunities for children to create and act out their feelings. We at LBLC believe that all children must be treated as individuals and be loved and respected for their uniqueness. In order for every child to develop holistically, we believe we must look at the child as a whole: “cognitively, socially, culturally, emotionally and spiritually,” encompassing the four principles of Te Whariki: EmpowermentHolistic DevelopmentFamily and Community, and Relationships(Te Whariki 1996). These four principles are incorporated into our daily programme and are designed to build confidence in children, develop positive relationships and meet the individual requirements of each child.