Kia ora and welcome to Grey Lynn Kindergarten

Grey Lynn Kindergarten is based within a beautiful, heritage building that is surrounded by mature and well established gardens, simply an oasis in Central Auckland.

Grey Lynn Kindergarten, previously St James Kindergarten, was established in 1913 and is a huge part of the history of Grey Lynn and surrounding areas.

We have been part of the Enviroschools Programme since 2006. This philosophy is strongly embedded into the culture here at kindergarten. Our commitment to environmental sustainability runs through everything we do. We encourage children to develop a close connection with nature through the emphasis placed on sustaining and protecting Papatūānuku.

Our passionate and qualified teaching team are committed to deepening children’s learning through play. Children are encouraged to follow their interests, develop a sense of wonder and foster a view of themselves as learners.

Come and visit Grey Lynn Kindergarten. See this unique environment and spend some time with us. We look forward to meeting you.

From the ERO Reports…

  • Positive and sensitive relationships help families and children to feel a sense of belonging in the kindergarten. Teachers welcome parents and children on arrival, and engage them in conversation to help them reconnect with the kindergarten.

    Grey Lynn Kindergarten 2018 ERO Report

  • They skilfully encourage children to think for themselves and to make decisions in their play, supporting them to take risks and to solve problems.

    Grey Lynn Kindergarten 2018 ERO Report