Kia ora and welcome to Te Atatu Village Kindergarten

Te Atatu Village Kindergarten is located right in the hub of our village and is an integral part of the local community.

Here at Te Atatu Village Kindergarten, we embrace cultural diversity. It is important to us, to create a special sense of community where families and teachers can come together and share in their children’s early years.

The children at Te Atatu Village Kindergarten move on to schools in the local area. These schools include Rutherford Primary, Peninsula Primary and Matipo Primary.

We believe that tamariki and their whānau bring a wealth of knowledge, culture and experiences that enhances our learning environment. Through whakawhanaungatanga (building relationships), we strive to learn and grow alongside each other as a multicultural community of diverse learners.

What makes us special?

  • Our lovely friends from St Margaret’s rest home come to visit once a month (intergenerational)
  • Wonderful natural outdoor setting
  • Strong community involvement
  • Supportive parent committee

Our dedicated teaching team consists of four qualified registered teachers, part time administrator and two teaching assistants.

We all come with our own set of skills and strengths that contribute to our dynamic team and enhances the learning environment.

We pride ourselves in providing an environment that is welcoming, vibrant, inclusive, nurturing, fun and rich in learning experiences for all.

What parents are saying…

  • My three children have all attended Te Atatu Village Kindergarten. They couldn't have had a better start to their formal learning journey. The teachers are nurturing, creative and passionate about the children, community and their centre. The centre's resources are fantastic which provide hours of creative and interactive play both indoors and outdoors. There are always new opportunities and ways for the children to express themselves and develop their sense of self and new relationships. There is also an edible garden that the children help maintain and use it as a source for their cooking and healthy eating education. We love our kindergarten.

    Watson family

  • A huge thank you from the bottom of our family's heart. Thank you all for being such wonderful, kind and caring teachers and friends to our Clara for her last two years. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, fun and caring environment for our kids to be a part of. We will miss kindy days big time but you will always hold a special place in our lives and hearts. This is not a goodbye, but a see you soon. Thank you all so much.

    Bentley family

From the ERO Reports…

  • Teachers know children and whānau well. They are responsive to children's care and learning needs, and are warm and positive in their interactions.

    Te Atatu Village Kindergarten 2017 ERO Report

  • Children's interests and parent input form the basis of teachers' programme planning. Often these interests lead to whole-centre experiences that teachers extend through connections with community facilities and resources.

    Te Atatu Village Kindergarten 2017 ERO Report