Mighty Minds Educare

About Us

exterior_031-editKia Ora, welcome to Mighty Minds Educare. My name is Cheryl, I am a very fortunate ECE teacher who had a chance to set up centre that I always dreamed of, a centre that is operated and own by its’ owner.

I have been an ECE teacher since 1997, and have been managing and setting up centres since 2003.  As a centre, we believe in providing quality care and education for our children.

We also believe in maintaining a positive and reciprocal relationship with our families because it is the foundation of raising confident and competent children.

At Mighty Minds Educare, we are fortunate to have a very talented and complementary team. We are fully committed to provide quality care and education in ECE and believe that we are the advocates for children. We will respect children’s rights to be loved, care and educated; to be heard, respected and learn to respect others and our environment.

How we can help your child

img_1049Our programme is greatly inspired by the Pikler approach and Reggio Philosophy, which fits very comfortably within our own New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum Te Whāriki.  We focus on children’s contribution to their own learning and encourage them to share their knowledge with others. We believe that educators are children’s partner in learning and we believe children have the ability to plan and direct their own learning, so listen, observe, interact, and learning is at the centre of our programme.

Our physical environment

We are conveniently located on Great South Road in Penrose, 2 minutes from Ellerslie/ Penrose exit. There is plenty of parking on site.


exterior_015-editChoosing a centre for your child is exciting and nervous at the same time.

We understand; choosing us means your child will be in a loving, caring and safe environment where their learning is nurtured in an environment that is encouraging to them. We place a strong focus on LISTENING; listening to children’s experiences from home and the world around them and encourage them to participate and share with others their knowledge.

Through this process, a child’s dispositions are nurtured and this contributes to positive moulding and defining the adults they become.