Kia ora and welcome to Anchorage Park Kindergarten

Welcome to Anchorage Park Kindergarten’s Community. Kia ora, Namaste, Hia Hao, Konnichiwa, Ohaiyogozaimasu, Welkin, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Hola, Hello!

At Anchorage Park Kindergarten we believe in recognising and valuing the journey of learning for children and their whānau in our community through a collaborative, inclusive and reflective approach.  Partnerships are nurtured and respected for children and adults to experience a sense of belonging and well-being.

Teachers at Anchorage Park Kindergarten believe that:

  • The culture of our kindergarten recognises and values the journey of learning for children, teachers and adults through a collaborative, reflective approach.
  • Partnerships are nurtured and respected for children and adults to experience a sense of belonging and well-being within the kindergarten.
  • Children are capable and competent learners within our enriched learning environment.
  • Children’s learning opportunities and possibilities are enhanced with teachers recognising, valuing, listening and responding.
  • Children’s well-being and learning will be empowered and enriched with our transition to school programme.

We have been recognised as a finalist for this programme in the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Award 2015 Focus Prize – Takatū Prize which celebrates a focus on collaboration that creates Learner-led Pathways from early childhood to schooling. Click here to watch this video that explains our programme.

We are proud to be awarded again after 3 years the recognition of another Pā Harakeke – Gold Award from the Heart Foundation.

There is an important distinction between kindergarten and daycare or childcare. Auckland Kindergartens are community based and have a strong family focus. Parents and whanau are an integral part of what we do.

The passion and purposefulness of our teachers gives Anchorage Park tamariki a head start in their transition to school.

The kaiako/teaching team at Anchorage Park Kindergarten are caring, passionate, qualified, dedicated and enthusiastic.

Teachers value, listen and respond to learning opportunities and possibilities for children within an enriched magical learning environment.

All of the teachers are dedicated to, and passionate about, early childhood education. Our quality learning programmes are based on the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki and Reggio Emilia practices and principles.

Come and visit our Anchorage Park Kindergarten!

What parents are saying…

  • Our family has been a part of the Anchorage Park Kindy community for 8 years. Our 4 children have been educated there giving them the best possible start to their learning. The teachers care and value all children who attend, acknowledging individuality and achievements that make the children feel special. It is not a good bye, but a see you later, when our youngest 'graduates' next week.

    Rachael Kouka

  • Anchorage Park Kindergarten is fantastic! Teachers there are very helpful, friendly and caring about every kids. They have many programs helping kids explore the world. My son likes the kindy, teacher, toys and everything there!

    Bing Liu

  • Excellent kindergarten! My little one has been in this kindergarten for the last two years; she is leaving soon because she turns 5. The is a very good kindergarten, the teachers are highly qualified and very friendly. The children are from different cultures, they treat every family equally and respectfully. The place is really tidy and arranged beautifully, they utilized every corner to create play and study area with different themes for children. Thanks for the teacher’s efforts, there are so many activities around year, duathlon, hangi celebrations, disco night, “make your own lunch”, Christmas concert, my little one had so much fun in the kindergarten, enjoyed the time very much! I would definitely recommend this kindergarten to my friends.

    Helen Luo

  • This kindergarten is a perfect place for children to grow up. My daughter learns a lot and love to spend time there. Teachers are fantastic. We, all of the family, love them. So many toys for kids to play and good programs that they run. All the best for you Anchorage Park Kindergarten.

    Hadi Sarwari

  • We love Anchorage Park Kindergarten. My eldest child recently graduated as he started school and my 4 year old has been attending for a year. Such a fantastic environment with motivated, caring and dedicated teachers. So much work goes into fundraising activities year round to raise money that is reinvested into the kindy, resources and outings offered to the kids. There are always new and interesting activities and resources out for the kids to use, play with and learn from and they are always focusing on themes or celebrations such as Matariki, Chinese New Year, Christmas etc. My children have been on some fantastic excursions, rock climbing, to Star Dome, Cornwall Park etc as well as participating in things like the Duathlon, make your own lunch etc. With my son recently starting school his teacher commented that she could tell he had come from Anchorage Park as he was so well prepared for school and that she hoped to send her children there in future. Cannot recommend this kindergarten highly enough.

    Gillian Ardern

From the ERO Reports…

  • Teachers work collaboratively to plan and implement effective learning programmes. They are intentional in the way they recognise and plan interesting and engaging play activities and provocations that extend children's thinking and learning.

    Anchorage Park Kindergarten 2019 ERO Report

  • Teachers have established strong learning partnerships with parents and whānau. Parents have many opportunities to contribute their time, perspectives, knowledge and expertise to learning programmes and the kindergarten environment. Many parents stay for extended periods of time and play alongside their children.

    Anchorage Park Kindergarten 2019 ERO Report