At Lighthouse, we are inspired by the principals of Reggio Emilia and Montessori, and operate under the guidelines of Te Whaariki (The New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum).

  • philosophy2We believe that the early years of a child’s development has the greatest influence over who they will become as individuals in adulthood.


  • We believe that children are infinitely capable, inquisitive and must be provided with abundant resources and given the freedom to explore, experience and express.


  • We believe that parents/guardians, our environment and community are partners and collaborators in this education process.