119A Fisher Ave, Beckenham, Christchurch
Mobile: 021 753 476
8:30am to 2:30pm,
Monday to Friday.
2 years to school age

You’ll find our kindergarten up a long driveway in a picturesque, tree-lined street close to the Ōpāwaho Heathcote River, in the south area of Christchurch.

Our teaching team

Neroli Gardner
Head Teacher
NZ Free Kindergarten Union Diploma
Raylene Tranter
Rel HT / Teacher
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning
Joe McMahon
Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching
Leigh Maynard
Advanced Diploma of Teaching
Diploma of Teaching (ECE)

Our beautiful kiwi big backyard has lots of natural shade from established trees, with challenges and endless opportunities for curiosity and exploration. Green grass, barked areas, native plantings, edible gardens, and equipment specially designed to support children’s physical growth and development are features in our playground.

Kidsfirst Kindergartens Beckenham is a well-resourced kindergarten for children aged  from 2 - school age  - spacious, welcoming, attractive and child-centred, with  lots of opportunities to try new things, inspire curiosity and develop creativity through play. It's an atmosphere full of fun  that gives our tamariki independence and sense of belonging.


You're always welcome here, and we encourage family/ whānau to visit and take part in their child’s kindergarten day, sharing your skills and culture too.  We value the relationships we build with our whānau/families, making new connections and embracing the multiculturalism and diversity of our community.  Our families, past and present, are an important part of our kindergarten life.  We also understand the pressures on parents and whānau, so you can be involved whenever it suits you.


Our kindergarten is involved in the Community of Learners cluster group in South Christchurch, building relationships with other schools and early learning centres to better provide the foundations for life-long learning for your child.


We would recommend that you enrol initially for at least three sessions, building up at your child's pace.  This gives our teachers time to get to know your child and gives some consistency around supporting their learning.  .


Nau mai, Tauti mai - come in and see us any time, we’ll make you welcome!

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