Why Choose Above & Beyond Childcare Centres | 5 Tauranga Locations
WHY US?

Our CURRICULUM

We believe children should be immersed in love and childhood is a time for fun and exploration.

Our values are strongly embedded in our practice and because we believe children should be immersed in love, we love unconditionally and intentionally seek the wellbeing of all those associated with the centres. We therefore become intentional in every aspect of the curriculum. Nothing is done by default or without thought and reflection. From the way we create our environment to the resources we choose, how we do our assessments, our interactions with children, whānau and each other are all weighted against this intentional response to promote wellbeing.

It is with this in mind that we have examined theory and current practice in Early Childhood and have chosen to place emphasis on creative thinking and arts based learning at Above and Beyond, as we believe this encompasses a very intentional response to the wellbeing of children and society as a whole.

With the increased knowledge available through IT there is a greater need than ever to process and analyse information, rather than memorizing and rote learning and this requires an ability to think in innovative and productive ways.

Arts based learning recognises the contribution of the arts in developing this level of creative cognitive functioning.

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Our APPROACH

We are a family of love and compassion, of kindness and respect, of adventure and imagination, of creativity and exploration. A selfless, unconditional love for all of our staff, children and their families. Framed by love, everything we do is different, uniquely focused on each individual child and what they need to succeed. As our name would suggest, we always work to exceed expectations. For parent’s that means we:

Maintain teacher-to-child ratios higher than ministry requirements.
Provide regular updates to parents through Educa or Story Park.
Surround your child with love in a home-like, family environment.

Meet the team

Colleen

Colleen is the Owner/Operator of Above and Beyond Education & Care Centres. She has over 30 years of experience in education. Colleen has a heart for all aspects of early childhood and is dedicated to the children at every centre. Colleen and her husband Bob have 11 grandchildren and a real passion for family that extends far beyond their own.

Caleb

“We are innovative and embrace and drive change, never satisfied with the status quo. And because integrity is who we are – we do the right thing ALWAYS” – Above and Beyond. This value statement is what drives Caleb in his role of Chief Operations Officer as he oversees the day to day operations of the business that our team, families and children are proud to be apart of.

Dawn

Dawn continually goes the extra mile as she works closely with new families to ensure that the transition into Above and Beyond runs smoothly. She is as efficient as they come and while ensuring that boxes are ticked, i’s dotted and t’s crossed, people will always remain her first priority.

Colleen

Colleen is the Owner/Operator of Above and Beyond Education & Care Centres. She has over 30 years of experience in education. Colleen has a heart for all aspects of early childhood and is dedicated to the children at every centre. Colleen and her husband Bob have 11 grandchildren and a real passion for family that extends far beyond their own.

Caleb

“We are innovative and embrace and drive change, never satisfied with the status quo. And because integrity is who we are – we do the right thing ALWAYS” – Above and Beyond. This value statement is what drives Caleb in his role of Chief Operations Officer as he oversees the day to day operations of the business that our team, families and children are proud to be apart of.

Karen

Karen is our number cruncher and spends her days keeping us on track. She comes with a vast range of knowledge and experience and keeps the office full of laughter and fun. ‘I do numbers not words’ – Karen

Megan

Megan is our administrator extraordinaire, bringing her insane administration skills to the all our centres. She is probably the first voice you will hear when contacting the centre and has a distinctive American accent. Her skills enable the rest of the team to do their job well, knowing that the admin and internal systems are in very capable hands.

Dawn

Dawn continually goes the extra mile as she works closely with new families to ensure that the transition into Above and Beyond runs smoothly. She is as efficient as they come and while ensuring that boxes are ticked, i’s dotted and t’s crossed, people will always remain her first priority.

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