Our kindergartens provide an environment that honours and protects the precious years of early childhood.
We follow the Te Whāriki curriculum and surround children with warmth, love and beauty.
We have two beautiful kindergarten houses that share a wonderful large garden at 33 Wallace Street, Motueka – Kowhai House and Mawhero House.
Both kindergartens feature a carefully planned daily rhythm and the fostering of imaginative and creative play. Our daily rhythm balances periods of free play with times of more directed activity. Playthings are either gathered from the outdoors – such as pine cones, smooth stones and shells; or are hand-made from natural materials. This enables the children to experience directly the truth and beauty inherent in the natural world.
Mawhero House (3-6½yo – max 20 Children – 2 Teachers)
Kowhai House (3-6½yo – max 20 Children – 2 Teachers)
Monday to Friday morning sessions – 8.45am to 1.15pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday afternoon sessions – 1.15pm to 2.45pm
Between Term Kindergarten (open to all the children under 6 years old enrolled at our kindergarten) we open 48 weeks of the year as our service is in support for those of our parents who work or who need some extra care for their child during the school holidays. Available from 8.45am to 1.15pm each week day.