Our Vision
Confident children and parents together

Our Mission Statement

All pēpi and tamariki in Te Awakairangi are nurtured in all aspects of their wellbeing and development to realise their unique potential within their whanau and community

Our Guiding Principles

The Society is guided by the following principles in all its decision making and operations. 

The Society will:


  • uphold the Treaty of Waitangi – We believe in upholding the mana and integrity and in following the principles outlined in Te Tiriti O Waitangi, particularly the principle of partnership between the Crown and Maori.  The Society will continue to work closely in partnership with our local iwi and communities.


  • provide culturally appropriate services –We believe that through our three tikanga services we will provide in partnership and by consensus a strengths-based service which recognises the positive strengths within the families we work with.


  • have professional, trained and supported staff – We believe that our staff and management are our assets and catalysts for change with the families and communities we work in. We will continue to recruit, retain and invest in the skills of our people to ensure that they are operating and performing at the best of their abilities in the work we do.


  • work collaboratively and in partnership – We believe in working together collaboratively and in partnership with our families, across the three tikanga services of our organisation and externally with our stakeholders and wider community to achieve better outcomes for our clients. We will continue to do this to ensure our clients have access to the best services both we and the wider social services sector can provide.  

  • be family focused/centred – We believe that each baby and pre-school child is part of a family, whanau, aiga and a wider community. Our work is focused on providing a service centred on the family, whānau, aiga

The objectives of the Society


  • To promote health and safety as a lifestyle for our whanau, families and aiga

  • To encourage and promote positive attachment between children and parent and whanau, family and aiga

  • To encourage and promote positive parenting

  • To help whanau, families and aiga to recognise and nurture a child's eagerness to learn

  • To support parents to enjoy their children

  • To ensure that each whanau, family and aiga has access to a primary health care professional and well child services

  • to encourage each whanau, family and aiga to use appropriate early learning services