Friends & Whānau

Celebrating Friends & Whānau a māori language week commemoration In a vibrant and heartfelt celebration of Māori Language Week, the multi-award-winning Chrysalis Early Learning Centre in Avondale, founded by Dr. Darius Singh and Nikeeta Singh recently hosted a remarkable Whānau Day. This special event brought together students, their families, and the wider community to embrace […]

Gaia Education

Education Philosophy gaia (earth) education ® At the heart of why, how and what we do lies the Gaia (Earth) Education Philosophy, which entails immersing our centres in biophilic buildings and environments that emulate natural eco-systems of the Earth. Our core values, curriculum, and outcomes for children are all designed to model and connect with […]

Affiliations

Active memberships industry bodies we are affiliated with: We proudly promote, model and demand the highest expectations of “world class” performance in childcare and we are members and/or voluntarily serving in the following organisations: Active board member of the NZ Early Childhood Council Active board member of the Rosebank Business Association Active board member of the Manurewa […]

Partnerships

our personal connections schools we partner with: Strong personal connections and support of our local communities in: Blockhouse Bay (where Darius attended the local daycare in 1974 [Blockhouse Bay Baptist Kindy],  and then local primary schools [Marshall Laing Primary and Christ the King Primary], and where Nikeeta also lived from the age of 12); Grafton […]

Charities

Our standing commitments charities we donate to: Nikeeta, Darius and our Leadership Team in each centre have personal reasons for their standing commitment to the following charities. We also have a further commitment by Nikeeta and Darius to double all proceeds raised in all our charity events: Autism NZ Blind Foundation Cure Kids Muscular Dystrophy Association of […]

Our Story

Nikeeta Singh & Dr Darius Singh our personal story Chrysalis Centre was the vision by a couple, Nikeeta Singh and Dr Darius Singh, who both have deep roots in teaching. With over two decades of teaching experience in New Zealand, Nikeeta is a qualified and accomplished teacher. Darius is a former university professor in engineering. […]

Vision, Values & Beliefs

Our Philosophies our vision, values & principles Our Simple Vision “Driven to leave the Earth in safer hands than ours – that’s it!” – Nikeeta and Darius Our Core Beliefs “Our ‘chrysalis’ is a protected stage of development, where care is first and foremost, followed by development and transformations that are calm and unhurried, yet […]

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