Kia ora and welcome to Ellerslie Kindergarten

Ellerslie Kindergarten is a place for your child to thrive. Our diverse, inclusive and nurturing environment provides the highest standards in early childhood education in Ellerslie, with a focus on innovative and creative teaching, family and community involvement and preparation for school. Emotional and physical wellbeing is protected and encouraged here, as we adapt to, and respect each child’s individual’s needs.

We are more than just another Ellerslie daycare provider – Our Kindergarten experience is one which sets children up for ongoing learning and actively participating in the world around them. As part of this, we have a strong focus on sustainability and four main tenets of our programmes: belonging (mana whenua), contribution (mana tangata), communication (mana reo) and exploration (mana aoturoa).

Not all Ellerslie childcare options are the same. As part of the Auckland Kindergarten Association, we are more than just a care provider – we are a learning centre with a charitable purpose and strong links to the community, a way for kids to prepare for the transition to school. The whole family is involved at a kindergarten, and the important people in a child’s life are an integral part of the learning process.

Highly qualified, passionate and purposeful staff lead the way in providing an environment that grows confident, happy children who are prepared to take their place in the world.

Our staff is made up of registered teachers, all qualified in early childhood education and passionate about what they do at our kindergarten in Ellerslie. We proudly follow the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whãriki. We follow and extend our children’s interests in a fun and well planned programme.

From the ERO Reports…

  • Respectful, responsive relationships between teachers, children and their whānau are a feature of this kindergarten. Teachers affirm and build on the strengths families bring. Parent/whānau partnership in their children's learning is valued and encouraged.

    Ellerslie Kindergarten 2017 ERO Report

  • Children have a strong sense of belonging in the kindergarten. They are accepting and caring towards others. They communicate well, make decisions and eagerly share their ideas.

    Ellerslie Kindergarten 2017 ERO Report