the joy of teaching, the love of learning

the joy of teaching, the love of learning

Exceptional, low cost, high quality early childhood education for 2 to 5 year old children

napier kindergartens
Application information for 6 permanent teaching positions available

Recruiting Casual Relieving Teachers now - ph Beth 06 835 7890 

COVID 19 All kindergartens operate under the Covid Protection Framework.

All kindergartens offer 30 hours per week

Bette Christie Kindergarten offers 37.5 hours per week, and is open up to 50 weeks per annum

Taradale East, Wharerangi and Wycliffe Nga Tamariki kindergartens are now open up to 50 weeks per annum.



  • Early Childhood  Education for 2-5 Year Olds

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The Kindergarten

  • Leaders in Early Childhood Education
  • No Compromise - 100% Experienced Trained Teachers
  • Attractive Spacious Well Resourced Kindergartens
  • Not for Profit Community Based Kindergartens
  • Parent Participation Welcome
  • No Optional Charges, No Excursion Fees
  • Preparation for School



Thank you so much for giving my child so many wonderful experiences at your Kindergarten. He has loved it.” Kaleigh S, parent, Tamatea Kindergarten. 

Read more about what our parents and children have to say about us.

Access Affordable Education

  • We offer 20 Hours ECE to 3, 4 and 5 year olds.
  • We subsidise parents using their full 20 hours ECE with us to access additional hours without fees

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Learning at Kindergarten

  • The learning journey begins at birth. 
  • Research shows the benefits of early childhood education.
  • Find out what and how your child will learn at kindergarten.

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Contact Us


Phone:  06 835 7890


66 Kennedy Road, Napier

PO Box 4298, Marewa, Napier

New Zealand

Mission and Vision Statements

Our Vision
Learning is child's play and teaching is a passion.

Our Mission:
Children and parents look forward to their kindergarten experience