Hei Hei
10 Wycola Ave,
Hei Hei,
Phone: (03) 349 6265
Mobile: 027 550 8406
Fax: (03) 349 6265
Kindy webpagewww.kidsfirst.co.nz/HeiHei
Kia Ora

Our Teachers

Greta Vincent
Head Teacher
NZ Free Kindergarten Union Diploma
Niki Martiz
Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE)
Jane Taleni
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (ECE)
Ngam Brown
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning
Diploma of Teaching (ECE)

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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 Nicki Chapman


Our Hours Are...

Session Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Full-day 8:30-14:30 8:30-14:30 8:30-14:30 8:30-14:30 8:30-14:30
Morning 8:30-12:30 8:30-12:30 8:30-12:30 8:30-12:30 8:30-12:30

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.


Our Routines

Our days follow a regular routine, with time set aside for a number of activities. Detailed below are examples of the key focus times. For more information about the daily routine and kindergarten policies, please see our notice board.


Mat/Group Time

Mat times are an important part of the kindergarten session where we share stories and sing songs. This helps children to develop their concentration skills, and learn to express themselves in a large group.


Kai Time

Teachers sit with children to encourage healthy eating and conversation and will support children as they open containers and eat.


Tidy-Up Time

This part of our day is where we encourage children to help put equipment away, wipe tables and generally tidy up. We appreciate any assistance from parents – please let us know if you would like to help.



We use different recyclables in the collage area. If you would like to contribute we suggest: magazines, film canisters, small grocery boxes, fabric, milk bottle tops, etc. We accept anything except toilet rolls, glass, polystyrene and medicine containers. Natural materials are always in demand, e.g. shells or driftwood, so please keep this in mind on your trips to the beach.



We do not have washing facilities at kindergarten, rather we are assisted by parents who collect the weekly washing each Friday. Please add your name to the parent washing roster if you can help out.


Our Pets

We currently have three goldfish. If you are interested in taking the goldfish home for the holidays please let the teachers know.


Parent Library

We have a collection of books and pamphlets on parenting issues as well as children’s growth and development. These are located beneath the parent notice board. Please record any items that you borrow in the notebook. There are also many other items of interest, which you are welcome to use.


Lost Property

There is a lost property box located at the kindergarten, please check this regularly.



We celebrate your child’s 5th birthday at group time with a special card and a dough cake, which s/he helps to make at kindergarten. Please do not bring edible treats for the children. If you would like to provide a treat we suggest stickers or a small gift/voucher for the kindergarten.


What Food To Bring

Children are required to bring a named lunch box and a bottle of water with healthy snacks for their morning tea and lunch (if required). Please make us aware of any special dietary requirements and allergies. Unsuitable food items will be returned to your child to take home at the end of their session - if you have any questions about the suitability of an item please see a teacher.


Please do not bring:

  • Chocolate biscuits
  • Chocolate/sweets
  • Chips

Nut Free Zone

Don’t forget that our kindergartens are nut free zones, so please check that all items do not contain any traces of peanuts/nuts.


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