the joy of teaching, the love of learning

the joy of teaching, the love of learning

Bette Christie Kindergarten


Welcome To Bette Christie Kindergarten

Our kindergarten is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac within a 1 kilometre radius of 4 primary schools making us accessible for many families. We pride ourselves on the positive learning environment we provide for our children and families. Children are supported through a well-resourced programme which promotes creativity and independence. We are highly respectful of the important role each child’s whânau plays in their learning.     
We offer KidsCan meals and we are an extended year service, which means we are open for up to 50 weeks per annum.

Emergency evacuation destination: Kennedy Rd overpass 

Our Session Times Are:
Monday to Friday  8:30am to 2:30pm 
Our Staff To Child Ratio:
We have a ratio of 1 teacher to 10 children, with additional teacher aide support as well.
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Bette Christie Kaupapa:

Our working philosophy -

We promote peaceful play and respectful relationships, upholding the mana of each child.

We empower children to develop confidence and competence through planned and

spontaneous experiences.

We nurture and build a sense of belonging through whakawhanaungatanga and manaakitanga

We foster tiaki taiao for our whenua and the natural world around us through sustainable teaching and

learning practises

We honour the diverse aspirations of our whanau and learning community

View our full 2023 ERO report here                   

Meet The Staff:

Left to Right: Rachel Baldwin, Stacey Trotter (Head Teacher) Mitra Macpherson, Tracey Brenssell, Jen Upchurch (KSW)

Teacher Rachel Baldwin
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) & current first aid
Headteacher  Stacey Trotter
  • B.Ed  Teaching Early Years 0 -8 & current first aid
Teacher  Mitra Macpherson
  • B.Ed Teaching ECE & current first aid
Teacher  Tracey Brensell
  • Diploma of Teaching  ECE & current first aid
KSW Jen Upchurch 


"We are proud parents of 2 lovely daughters attending Bette Christie kindergarten, it took us awhile to find the right place for our children but when meeting with the teachers we knew this was the place. We have had the honor not only knowing our children are in a safe and caring environment but getting to know the teachers, children and parents has been rewarding. There is much respect for all children who attend and ourselves, we see it as a great learning place for our girls." M.N Parent

See more testimonials

Contact Us:

Phone:       06 843 5736
Cellphone: 027 643 5736
Address:   10 Hurst Avenue, Maraenui, Napier


Contact Us


Phone:  06 835 7890


66 Kennedy Road, Napier

PO Box 4298, Marewa, Napier

New Zealand

Mission and Vision Statements

Our Vision
Together we nurture your child and their identity as a learner

Our Mission:
To inspire tamariki to be competent and confident learners