Kia ora and welcome to Howick Kindergarten

Welcome to Howick Kindergarten!  Our kindergarten has well-established links to schools and to the local community.  This helps your children with their transition into school.

Here at Howick Kindergarten we have a strong focus on inclusion – everyone is welcome – by learning from each other, we learn about ourselves.

Howick Kindergarten’s reflective and qualified teaching team are passionate about early childhood education and achieving the best learning outcomes for your children.

Our kindergartens have early childhood qualified and registered teachers.  The teachers are dedicated to, and passionate about, early childhood education.  Each kindergarten has a head teacher plus teachers and support staff.  Quality learning programmes are based on the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whãriki.

What parents are saying…

  • My daughter has been at Howick Kindergarten for 1 year now and we are beyond happy with our choice to send her there. The teaching team, office staff and support teachers all work together in a seamless way to provide a safe, caring environment for all the kids to feel safe to settle into an new environment away from home. There is a large focus on student led learning in which term planning very much expands on interests the children bring to kindy from their own experiences and environments. This organic approach to teaching means the children are much more engaged in their learning as it is something they are already engaged with. The kindergarten is very inclusive of family and offers such a warm environment for families to share in their child’s learning stories. We cannot wait to send our youngest child to Howick Kindergarten soon!

    Lara Quinn

From the ERO Reports…

  • Teachers work well together and provide learning experiences that are exciting and extend children's thinking.

    Howick Kindergarten 2016 ERO Report

  • The curriculum is inclusive and the environment is resourced with good quality equipment. Children know they can contribute to and can take the lead in designing programmes.

    Howick Kindergarten 2016 ERO Report