Kia ora and welcome to Laingholm Kindergarten

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Sustainability is a key focus at Laingholm Kindergarten – we were recently runners-up in the Auckland Community Zero Waste Awards in the ‘Power of the People’ category!

We participate in the Enviroschools programme and have achieved Green-Gold status. This programme aims to create a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world through people teaching and learning together. Laingholm Kindergarten fosters strong links to the local community, which is deeply embedded within our philosophy. We are proud of our ‘Plastic Bag’ free environment and work hard to support our community in many sustainable practices.

We have an amazing, expansive outdoor play area providing children with natural areas to explore. We venture outside every day as the outside is a classroom without walls, where children learn about the natural world and opportunities for risk and challenge are promoted.

Our Kindergarten offers the best practices that support learning through play. The teaching team notice, recognize and respond to children’s emergent curriculum to support their learning and build on their strengths and interests.

Family and community are an integral part of the experience here, and we encourage parents and whanau to be involved in every possible way.

We delight in providing a rich and challenging environment in which children can explore and lead their own learning. Our Kindergarten has a strong focus on environmental education and sustainability. The teachers have developed a strong bi-cultural curriculum that influences the kindergartens documentation and practices.

What parents are saying…

  • We can't thank you enough for everything you have done for our boys! They have loved their time with all of you and kindy will be greatly missed.

    Tayla and Ra

  • To the wonderful Laingholm kindy tea, thank you all so much for everything I will be forever grateful and thankful my girls started their journeys at such an amazing kindy with the kindest, caring, understanding teachers/mentors.

    Ruby, Isla and McKayla

  • We have so much enjoyed our short time at this special place. It was always a joy hearing about Russell's day - he is getting really good at poi! Thank you so much for all the love and care you've shown. It was so easy to become part of this community. We'll miss you!

    Russell's mum and dad

  • Thank you so much for all of the love, gentle care, encouragement, and endless hours you put in to all of the tamariki at Laingholm Kindy. I will forever be grateful for the amazing support you've given Summer over the past couple years, preparing her for her transition to school! You are all incredible and Aden and I truly appreciate everything you do for our girls!

    Katie, Aiden, Summer and Willow

  • I cannot overstate what an outstanding kindy this is, and what an incredible job you are all doing there. Your commitment to our kids, their freedom and play, and to the Treaty of Waitangi and te reo, completely blows me away. Thank you so very much. I think you are all wonderful and I feel really sad about saying goodbye.

    Rachel Wallis

  • Thank you so much for giving Mimi such a great 2 years. She is well set up for school and I know will be successful there in part to your hard work and effort.

    Claire, Paul, Mimi and Bonnie

  • Thank you for the time and care you have taken with Lucy and Zoe this year. Our children are our most precious things and we love that you give them so much aroha and great learning opportunities. We can see such a huge difference and growth in the girls and that is down to you.

    Nick and Roz

  • Thank you ladies for being the most amazing teachers this year. Kaia is so lucky to be able to go to Laingholm Kindy. Her confidence has grown so much thanks to you all. Have the best break.

    Kaia and family

  • Thank you so much for all the support, guidance and love. You will forever be a part of our children's memories and wish you nothing but the best in the future.

    Regan and Ella

  • Thank you for the nurturing care, encouragement and support you have given to our Elise over the last two years. You have provided a beautiful environment for her to enjoy, learn and grow! We are so proud of how far Elise has come and we thank you all for the special part you have played in her life.

    Neil, Lee, Hanah, Peter and Nannie Brenda

  • Thank you for making such a safe, beautiful and supportive environment for our children, and thank you for caring for and nurturing Stella who loves her time with you.

    Stella, Gabrielle and Simon, October 2020

  • Thank you all for making my time at kindy so special. We really enjoyed working with you and feel sad to be leaving. You have created a wonderful nurturing and supportive environment for children and teachers alike. I will miss you all.

    Bronwyn

From the ERO Reports…

  • They capably lead their own learning, initiate conversations and share ideas with adults. Teachers interact with children in ways that are empowering, allowing children to develop a good sense of themselves as competent, capable learners.

    Laingholm Kindergarten 2017 ERO Report

  • There are numerous opportunities for children to engage in challenging physical activities in the spacious outdoor environment.

    Laingholm Kindergarten 2017 ERO Report