the joy of teaching, the love of learning

the joy of teaching, the love of learning


We are now operating under the Covid Protection Framework (Traffic light system). These settings will be reviewed fortnightly by the Government.

The Ministry of Education has provided guidelines for operating under the framework however we are able to make decisions based on the needs of our community, so that we operate in a way that reduces the risk of transmission of Covid 19. We’re not introducing any new changes on 3 December 2021 given that:
• enrolled children are unvaccinated
• that some parents/whānau are unvaccinated
• that some communities have lower vaccination rates
• young children are not immune to the Delta virus and
• some children are immune compromised 

The following will continue to apply at all of our kindergartens:
• Wear a mask during drop offs and pickups (unless you have a mask exemption)
• Don’t stay any longer than necessary (limit time to 30 minutes maximum)
• Socially distance from other adults
• Stay outside of building if possible
• Volunteers helping out (including on excursions) must be vaccinated & provide evidence of dates of doses
• Scan/sign in for contract tracing

Additional Public Health measures in place at kindergarten include:
• Employees, contractors, volunteers, student teachers, agency employees and any visitors/parents staying more than 30 minutes must be vaccinated
• Do not attend if sick
• Good hygiene practices observed
• Cough etiquette practised
• No food/drink sharing
• Regular cleaning of high touch areas
• Good ventilation in buildings
• Excursions and events will have to be planned taking the framework into account

Notifying parents/caregivers 
You will be notified if:
  • we know that a person who has been at kindergarten is being tested for Covid and isolating until they get their results. We won't share details of who the person is. You and/or you child won't need to test or isolate at this stage. We'll let you know the outcome.
  • we know that a person who has been at kindergarten has tested positive for Covid. We will be working with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education to establish who has been in Close contact with the confirmed case and what actions you will need to take if you are a Close contact.  This could include being asked to collect your child from kindergarten, undertake a Covid test and go into isolation for a period of time. It may be that the kindergarten has to temporarily close.

Tips for supporting children:
Your local kindergarten Facebook page - see posts, videos from your teachers
Sign in to Zappo the Clown on facebook at 10.30am daily. He'll do shout outs for special occasions   
Te Reo Books singalongs on You tube.

Wiggles on Social Distancing 
Virtual Zoo Tour

Support services available:
During lockdown the following support services remain open:
• Women’s Refuge 0800REFUGE
• Shine 0508 744 633
• Alcohol and Drug Helpline 0800 787 797
• Oranga Tamariki (call centre) 0508FAMILY
• CADS 09 845 1818
• Narcotics Anonymous 0800 628 632
• Alcoholics Anonymous 0800 229 6757
• Lifeline 0800 543 354 or free text 4357
• Youthline 0800 376 633
• Samaritans 0800 726 666
• Outline (LGBT) 0800 688 5463
• Depression Helpline 0800 111 757
• Suicide Prevention Helpline 0508 828 865
• The Fono West (Social Services) 09 837 1780
• Counselling (free call or text) 1737
• Healthline for COVID-19 health advice 0800 358 5453.
Work and Income services centres are closed. However, you can apply for assistance via MyMSD or phone the contact centre on 0800 559 009.
For people with disabilities or autism and their support people, the Explore 0800 000421 phone service available to provide advice or support. This includes advice or support around challenging behaviours.

NZ Government website link : 
Healthline  0800 358 5453
Government Helpline  0800 779 997
Stressed? Need to talk?   Call or text 1737
General Manager, Helen McNaughten   027 442 3163

We will keep parents informed about what is happening with regards our kindergartens in two ways:

*     ALERT messages direct to your mobile phone  (download School Apps, select
      Napier Kindergartens, select Parent)
*     Facebook Messages (Napier Kindergartens)


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