Monday to Friday.
Our teaching team
We treasure our kindergarten environment. We present it with care and respect for Papatuānūku (Mother Earth) for this tells tamariki that this kindergarten is valued, that their work is valued, and that their community sees this is as a very special place. Our kindergarten is open, warm and light-filled with spaces for quiet, creative and imaginative play. Outside, our playground is filled with established trees and gardens, a mud kitchen, sandpit, and equipment specially designed to support children’s exploration, physical growth and development.
At Kidsfirst Kindergartens King St children aged 2 – 5 years have a balance of predictable routine and free play experiences. We base our programme on the New Zealand early childhood curriculum “Te Whāriki”, which strengthens early learning and lays a strong foundation for later success. Our teachers plan the programme and focus areas around the children, and their whānau’s aspirations for them. Our tamariki are encouraged to contribute to the planning process, giving them a sense of ownership and a voice.
You're always welcome here! We encourage whānau involvement as much as each individual family is able to give, and we welcome visitors to the kindergarten to extend the children’s interests and learning. We have an active parent group that organises kindergarten family events – it’s a great place to meet other parents and whānau.
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 build a relationship, and gives consistency in supporting their learning.
Nau mai, tauti mai - come in any time, we’ll show you around and make you welcome!