Kindergartens offer early childhood education for 2 to 5 year olds, based on a philosophy of learning through play. 20 hours ECE subsidy. Fully qualified early childhood teachers.

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KiNZ offers full day education and daycare with hours between 7:30am to 5:30pm weekdays. Nutritious meals are prepared on site. 20 hours ECE subsidy.

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Parents lead these stay and play sessions for their children aged from birth to school age. These free 3 hour playgroup sessions allow whānau to learn together, and support one another with the assistance of a qualified Playgroup Manager.

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  • My son has loved his time at Whenuapai Kindergarten. Not only due to the engrossing activities and adventurous play, but also it was somewhere he felt loved and supported emotionally. The entire staff team are amazing and have given our whole family a sense of belonging to the kindergarten whanau. Thank you.

    Sophia Stevens

  • I love Omana Kindergarten.  The teachers are marvellous - it has made a big influence in my daughter’s life so far.  She is always talking about them at home and always wants to be at kindergarten.  The teachers are friendly and very kind.  They do understand the values of different cultures, and treat every child equally.

    Omana parent

  • We moved our 4 year old from another amazing kindy to Waitakere Kindy this year and so had pretty high expectations and I have to say we have been nothing more than thrilled with it. The teachers are amazing, always coming up with new fun and creative ways to engage the kids. They are given so many opportunities to explore and try new things. My daughter has immediately felt accepted, supported and at home at Waitakere kindy and started asking for more days after a few weeks!

    Gabrielle Muir

  • A huge thank you from the bottom of our family's heart. Thank you all for being such wonderful, kind and caring teachers and friends to our Clara for her last two years. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, fun and caring environment for our kids to be a part of. We will miss kindy days big time but you will always hold a special place in our lives and hearts. This is not a goodbye, but a see you soon. Thank you all so much.

    Bentley family, May 2019

  • I commend the Glen Innes Kindergarten staff for the terrific job they're doing in nurturing our kids' minds through what they love and enjoy.  It works and our kids are evidence of this. Ka mau te wehi!

    Villiami Telefoni

  • Nothing puts a parent's mind more at ease than knowing their child is safe and enjoying themselves. A massive 'thank you' to Glen Innes Kindergarten, you are all doing an awesome job.

    Gillian Tameilau

  • It is wonderful to know that my son receives support and encouragement from all the staff, while having modelled examples of how to independently problem solve and use appropriate social behaviour. The level of academic learning the children are being introduced to is great, and is delivered in a way that has the children excited to learn.

    Orakei Kindergarten parent