25 Dryden St,
Phone: (03) 326 6718
Fax: (03) 326 6712
Kindy webpagewww.kidsfirst.co.nz/Sumner
Kia Ora

Our Teachers

Liz Morritt
Head Teacher
Bachelor of Arts
NZ Free Kindergarten Union Diploma
Helen Lenihan Owens
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning
Julia Saunders
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (ECE)
Master of Education

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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 Keryn Barlow


Our Hours Are...

Session Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Full-day 8:45-14:45 8:45-14:45 8:45-14:45 8:45-14:45 8:45-14:45
Morning 8:45-12:45 8:45-12:45 8:45-12:45 8:45-12:45 8:45-12:45

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


Welcome to Kidsfirst Kindergartens Sumner


We are a community of learners who value relationships with each other, our whānau/families, our local schools and the vibrant Sumner community.


Our physical environment is a special place that we cherish and enjoy being part of.


The teaching team and parent group warmly welcomes you and your whānau/family into our Kidsfirst Kindergartens Sumner community.


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.


For more information, click the boxes below for further details on our day, our programme and routines.





If you'd like to know anything more about our kindergarten or have any questions, just get in touch and we'll be happy to help.




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