41 North Avon Rd, Richmond, Christchurch
Mobile: 021 748 524
8:45am to 2:45pm,
Monday to Friday.
2 years to school age

You’ll find our Kindergarten in the heart of the Richmond neighbourhood, where we’ve been teaching local tamariki for nearly 100 years! 

Our teaching team

Fiona Rodgers
Head Teacher
Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)
Diploma of Teaching (ECE)
Sarah Wilkes
Bachelor of Education
Diploma of Teaching and Learning (ECE)
Post Graduate Diploma Specialist Teaching (Early Intervention)
Kat Gray
Bachelor of Education
Diploma of Teaching (ECE)

Kidsfirst Richmond is a well-resourced kindergarten with a spacious, welcoming, and attractive and child-centred environment for children aged 2 – 5 years.  Our indoor space provides lots of opportunities to try new things, inspire curiosity and develop creativity through play. We work to provide an atmosphere full of fun in an environment that gives our children independence and sense of belonging.


Our big backyard offers tamariki freedom to explore and engage with the natural world outside and has lots of room for children to explore, and to develop their physical skills with a variety of moveable equipment that allows children to set their own challenges. Green grass, barked areas, gardens, areas to experience physical challenges such as climbing trees, and equipment specially designed to support children’s physical growth and development are features.  Our big trees provide shelter outside in all weather, and we have peaceful, quiet areas for calm and reflection. 

Our teaching team is committed to supporting each child to gain the ability to work, learn, and get along with others while being in a caring, stable and happy environment. Time spent at Kidsfirst Kindergartens Richmond will help to spark and focus your child’s curiosity and natural love of learning.


You're always welcome here - community and connectedness are at the heart of what we do. We value the relationships we build with our whānau/families, and look forward to making new connections, embracing the multiculturalism and diversity of our community. We love it when family/ whānau come to visit and take part in their child’s kindergarten day, sharing their skills, knowledge, language and culture too - enriching our programme. 


You'll see us out and about visiting in our local area, supporting our tamariki to strengthen the connection they have with their local community and exploring in their role as caretakers (kaitiaki) of our environment. Strong links with our local primary schools help to support the transition to school for you and your child, as he/she moves on from kindergarten.


We would recommend that you enrol initially  for at least two full days – building up to five days 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 any time – we’ll show you around and make you welcome!

From time to time we have special offers, to enable more children to come to our not-for-profit, community kindergarten. But hurry, spaces are limited and these offers only apply for a limited time. Conditions apply.





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