Kia ora and welcome to Whenuapai Kindergarten

Welcome to Whenuapai Kindergarten, where we are committed to providing a safe, loving and fun environment for your child to learn and grow. We value a connection to nature and boast a natural outdoor space that encourages active movement and exploration.

We assist your child to develop their independence while having a strong focus on developing social competencies. We encourage a culture of ‘kindness’ where we speak and show kindness to others as well as focus on looking after our natural world through sustainable practices.

Being uniquely located next to Whenuapai Primary School provides us with opportunities to visit the school and we provide a strong transition to school programme.

We welcome you to pop in and visit us any time.  We would love the opportunity to meet you and your little one, to show you around and to answer any questions you may have.

We have four permanent fully registered teachers, our team includes a part time administrator and an in-training teacher aide. We are an experienced team who are passionate about developing children’s resilience and supporting them to be confident communicators and independent learners.

We are all passionate about teaching, and have a variety of interests. You can read our individual teacher profiles displayed at Whenuapai Kindergarten beside the office door.

We believe that a trusting, friendly and happy working environment also means that children are happy and content. Whenuapai also has a very involved and friendly parent support group who welcome all new families.

We look forward to meeting you and your family.

What parents are saying…

  • My son has loved his time at Whenuapai Kindergarten. Not only due to the engrossing activities and adventurous play, but also it was somewhere he felt loved and supported emotionally. The entire staff team are amazing and have given our whole family a sense of belonging to the kindergarten whanau. Thank you.

    Sophia Stevens

  • 时间飞逝,转眼两年过去了。小女儿就要离开幼儿园这个温馨幸福的大家庭升入小学了。两年来,我女儿进步很大,学会了很多东西,明白了许多道理,养成了良好的习惯,懂得了自己的事情要自己做,要关心和爱护别人,更要尊重和体谅他人。幼儿园像儿童乐园一样,早已成为女儿的第二个家,这里朋友多、欢乐多,这里温暖而踏实,快乐而充满梦想。毕业前夕老师们多次带女儿参观她的学校,为女儿尽快熟悉和适应小学生活做了充分的准备。女儿健康快乐的成长离不开老师们的辛苦付出,再次对老师们表示感谢(❁´ω`❁)💖💖💖

    Amy Yan (Sophia’s mum)

From the ERO Reports…

  • The kindergarten's physical environment is well resourced, organised with discrete areas of play, and resourced so that children can make choices about how their play develops.

    Whenuapai Kindergarten 2016 ERO Report

  • Teachers know the children and their families well. They regularly share information about children with their whānau through conversations and in children’s portfolios. Parents feel listened to by the teachers.

    Whenuapai Kindergarten 2016 ERO Report