Kia ora and welcome to Ferndale Kindergarten

Ferndale Kindergarten is situated in the park-like grounds of Ferndale House, Mount Albert.

The Kindergarten has a great local community feel to it.  We are extremely fortunate with all the support and involvement we receive from our parents and whanau.  We believe the kindergarten is very much about community partnership and collaboration.  The teaching team see learning as fun, playful and rich with opportunities for children to explore, interact and engage. As co-constructors of children’s learning we aim to observe, support and extend children’s thinking through enquiry and encouragement.

The children at Ferndale Kindergarten move on to schools in the local area.  These schools include Gladstone Primary, Marist Primary and other local primary schools.

Kohikohia ngã kãkano, whakaritea te pãrekereke, kia puãwai ngã hua

Gather the seeds, prepare the seedbed carefully, and you will be gifted with abundance of food.

What parents are saying…

  • I wanted to let you know what a fabulous job the teaching team did over the 16 months my son was at Ferndale. They create such a fun, warm, caring environment for learning for the kids.

    Ferndale Kindergarten parent

  • Jake was particularly interested in all things science and there were a number of times that I know the team were a bit stumped as to what to do to keep up with his appetite for learning and inventing new things! But they encouraged him and each day he would come home with a different story of what they had done that day. Jake has now settled easily into school and is thriving.

    Jake's mum

From the ERO Reports…

  • Teachers provide meaningful opportunities for children to learn about literacy, make sense of their world, and be creative and imaginative.

    Ferndale Kindergarten 2017 ERO Report

  • Teachers provide a well-organised environment to encourage children to lead their learning.

    Ferndale Kindergarten 2017 ERO Report