Kia ora and welcome to Omana Kindergarten

Omana Kindergarten cultivates respect, responsibility and community through a supportive and enriching environment for children. Omana Kindergarten’s diverse teaching team are responsive and reflective, encouraging children to learn through developing their own interests. Omana Kindergarten has a wonderful newly refurbished outdoor environment catering to children’s needs for active movement, learning and exploration.

What makes us different?

  • Our natural environment is very welcoming and calming
  • Children are confident to explore and show empathy to the environment and other animals
  • Self guided learning by children supported by teachers
  • Tua kana teina (learning from older children) is practiced
  • AKO is practiced – learning from each other, teachers, equal partners with family and children
  • We encourage children to lead their own learning
  • Garden to table project
  • We have a vegetable garden and peach and plum trees
  • We work in small groups

What parents are saying…

  • I love Omana Kindergarten.  The teachers are marvellous - it has made a big influence in my daughter’s life so far.  She is always talking about them at home and always wants to be at kindergarten.  The teachers are friendly and very kind.  They do understand the values of different cultures, and treat every child equally.

    Omana parent

From the ERO Reports…

  • Children experience positive, respectful relationships with their teachers.

    Omana Kindergarten 2019 ERO Report

  • The spacious, well-resourced environment provides numerous opportunities for children to explore and become engaged in play of their own choosing.

    Omana Kindergarten 2019 ERO Report

  • Teachers provide a wide range of experiences for children in well-defined spaces with easy access to resources.

    Omana Kindergarten 2019 ERO Report