About

We help children engage their bodies and minds through fun and educational activities.

Dandy & Lion

Mission

Dandy & Lion Educare is no ordinary ECE provider. We are a village of families dedicated to providing each and every one of our children with an early childhood filled with love and holistic growth. The Dandy House, nestled in Tuakau Township, teams a home environment with high quality care and innovative education. We are strongly focused on connection and collaboration. Our purpose is to know and love our children, our families, our staff, our community. We aim to empower them, through care & learning moments, growing who they are and how they learn. 

We Know

At Dandy & Lion, we know our place, our people and ourselves. This knowledge is the primary guide to our daily practice. We continually seek innovative teaching & learning approaches, to ensure we are best fulfilling each individual’s care & educational needs.

The Dandy & Lion Centre’s purpose is to ensure every child leaves their early learning years with a lion’s share of connections, experiences & memories, and the courage to make a thousand dandelion wishes for the future. 

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We Love

We believe that love and care is an essential part of all quality learning experiences. Dandy & Lion is modelled on a home environment and holds all the same comforts: an open and comfortable setting, an atmosphere of warmth, acceptance as an individual, and genuine close relationships with others.

We Grow

Dandy & Lion offers a learning approach that grows hearts and bodies, as well as minds. With Te Whariki (Early childhood curriculum) as a foundation, we have utilised the Pikler approach, along with Maori tikanga and Christian values, as education pillars by which our curriculum stands. Our children will leave their early learning years with a lion’s share of knowledge, experiences & memories, and the courage to make a thousand dandelion wishes for the future.