Kia ora and welcome to Otahuhu Central Kindergarten

Our links with tamariki, whānau, the wider community and Papatuanuku, the land we live on. We are inclusive, and embrace the cultural diversity of Otahuhu, with cultural events for the children and family to participate in which include celebrations, shared lunches and excursions out into the local and wider community. We endeavour to foster a welcoming atmosphere that goes above and beyond your typical Otahuhu day-care facility.

The spacious outdoor area is spread over three levels and consists of luscious green grass, a huge bark area and lots of shade sails which you can see from the main road as your drive down Fort Richard Road.

Our staff are made up of six different ethnicities which enrich our kindergarten where we can utilize throughout the year showcasing our many cultural events that we celebrate throughout the year and within our community.

We back onto Sturges Park and are surrounded by three local sports clubs rugby, rugby league & softball which share the park behind us.  We have great connections with the local primary schools and are often visiting our local library which has regular events which we love to join in with.

As a team we believe in the 3 beings; being kind, being healthy, & being educated. Being kind is to empower, emotional and social development, being healthy is to support the physical development and well-being, and being educated is to support the child’s intellectual development.  Teachers set a strong foundation for the child so there will be a better family and better community.

As part of the Auckland Kindergarten Association, we are more than just an Otahuhu daycare. Many things set us apart, but one of the main ones is the community focus. Kindergartens are closely linked to schools and other local organisations, helping to smoothly transition children to their primary years and helping them to interact with the wider world. They are also for the whole family, encouraging strong links between the centre and home, and including whanau in the learning of their little ones.

The AKA has been educating Kiwis for more than a century, and we are proud to be a part of the organisation as a community kindergarten in diverse, vibrant Otahuhu.

From the ERO Reports…

  • Teachers value and respond to children's home backgrounds. They engage in inclusive, respectful and affirming ways with children.

    Otahuhu Central Kindergarten 2019 ERO Report

  • Children access a thoughtfully resourced learning environment that supports their play and exploration. The indoor environment has been redesigned to purposefully engage children in different areas of play.

    Otahuhu Central Kindergarten 2019 ERO Report