|At the heart of Kidsfirst are a set of key values - and one of the most important is INSPIRING.|
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Inspiring - where would we be without inspiration? It drives us and makes us better, and sometimes when you see people doing something really special it spurs you on to do even more yourself. We're so fortunate to have so many inspiring people within Kidsfirst who amaze us with their energy, commitment and imagination. And we hope that in many different ways we inspire others.
Daily, we try to inspire the tamariki who come to us.
It's such a privilege to be entrusted with helping our youngest learners to grow and develop - and anything we can do to encourage and excite them is so worthwhile.
Repeated studies have shown the value and importance of early childhood education and we take this responsibility seriously.
The way our teachers embrace their work is equally inspiring. So many go above and beyond our expectations to show their dedication, prove their enthusiasm and showcase interesting, innovative thinking. Seeing some of the ideas they come up with pushes us, in turn, to do even more.
Each year, we reward those individuals, kindergartens and early learning centres, and teaching teams who have shown these characteristics with our INSPIRING Award, as part of our At Our Heart award ceremony.
We're so proud of our network, our kindergartens and our people. We inspire each other to do more - and we trust that we inspire you and the tamariki too.
KIDSFIRST KINDERGARTENS ARE A NOT FOR PROFIT ASSOCIATION THAT HAS DEVELOPED AND MAINTAINED KINDERGARTENS IN CHRISTCHURCH, CANTERBURY AND ON THE WEST COAST FOR OVER 100 YEARS - AS THE PLACE LOCAL KIDS COME TO LEARN, PLAY AND HAVE FUN.