We can't wait until Term One 2018 starts on the 22nd January

- if you need more information call 0800 KIDSFIRST or 0800 454 373 

or email questions@kidsfirst.org.nz

to find out more, enrol your child or go on a waiting list.



28 Welles Street,
Phone: (03) 444 9310
Kindy webpagewww.kidsfirst.co.nz/maniototo
Kia Ora

Our Teachers

Debbie McNally
Head Teacher
Diploma of Teaching (ECE)
Renee Weir
Bachelor of Education
Theresa Souness
Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)
Debbie Dowling
Bachelor of Education
Diploma of Teaching

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Our Education Service Manager, or ESM, is an important member of our teaching team.  Based at Kidsfirst Head Office, she is on site regularly to observe our programme, give us feedback and professional support, and encourage us toward continuous educational improvement. Please feel free to talk with her about your child’s kindergarten/centre experience..


Our ESM is Mary Wood


Our Hours Are...

Session Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Full-day 9:00-15:00 9:00-15:00 9:00-15:00 9:00-15:00 9:00-15:00

We are able to talk to parents and caregivers most of the time, so please make an appointment if you'd like to do this. EMAIL US HERE


Our Session Times

Your child can come to our kindergarten for up to 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday, during our 4 kindergarten terms.
These terms echo the terms your child will have when they start school. 



You can read more here about what's been happening in our archive of stories about Kidsfirst Kindergartens, the fun we have, the processes and learning outcomes that result and why we're such a great start for your child.



READ MORE BY CHECKING OUT OUR ONLINE NEWS MAGAZINEThere's always a lot happening in our area. Kidsfirst Kindergartens are so much a part of our local communities. Here's an idea of some of the things that our other kindergartens in the region are doing.





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