Unitec Early Learning Centre


Our Education Programme



At UELC we strive to provide a play based curriculum while also recognising the importance of preparing children for different stages of their development and School. Our setting allows children to move freely and explore their interests in more depth. Our Teachers focus on the children’s expressed interests and patterns to plan accordingly.

Important skills such as early reading, writing and mathematics are naturally woven into the Programme, while ensuring children are learning at their own pace.


We are committed to assessing children through a holistic lens. Our teachers will observe and assess learning while being engaged in play, and plan experiences that support your child’s individual, and collective needs. Children have portfolios that journey with them through their stages and are full of children’s learning stories, photographs and artwork. The children have access to these all the time, and we absolutely love it when our families can give their feedback about their child’s journey.


We follow Te Whāriki which is the New Zealand early childhood curriculum. This is a unique document to New Zealand and we use this to ensure we are providing a diverse learning environment for our tamariki, supporting their individuality and that of ECE in New Zealand.