the joy of teaching, the love of learning

the joy of teaching, the love of learning

Greenmeadows Kindergarten


Welcome To Greenmeadows Kindergarten

Nau mai, Haere mai ki a Greenmeadows Kindergarten where our large outdoor play area, with its large mature established trees and well planned gardens, provide an exciting natural setting for children to discover and investigate.

Our Session Times Are:
Monday to Friday:      8:30am to 12 noon
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 non teaching support as well.
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Greenmeadows Philosophy:

We are a nurturing and welcoming community of learners who foster partnerships.  We value children as leaders of their own learning.

He taonga te atawhai, te manaaki, te whakawhanaungatanga.  Ko ā tātou tamariki mokopuna ngā rangatira mō āpōpō.

Our Favourite 2015 ERO Comment:

Children experience a curriculum that strongly reflects the kindergarten philosophy. They lead their own learning, making choices and decisions about their play. Children show a positive sense of belonging and are actively involved in looking after others and the environment. Their wellbeing is fostered by caring and respectful kaiako. A range of effective practices is used to foster learning and development.

View full 2015 ERO report here
Meet The Staff:

From Left: Rachelle Lovett-Morrison, Jo Shoebridge, Alison Dench (HT),Teresa Redington, Steph McCallum

GM Staff 2018
Head Teacher  Alison Dench
  • B.Ed & current first aid
Teacher  Stephanie McCallum
  • Dip. ECE & current first aid
Teacher  Teresa Redington
  • B.Ed(tchg), M.Ed in early years and current first aid
Teacher  Rachelle Lovett-Morrison
  • Dip. ECE & current first aid
Teacher  Jo Shoebridge
  • Dip. ECE & current first aid
Kindergarten Support Worker  Sarndra Davidson


Ode to Greenmeadows Kindergarten:

Was almost 5 years ago when off to Kindergarten we did go, Amelia first and then came Lu.What a great start for our precious two!

Alison provided a listening ear for stories and tales of our family. Teresa brought Patrick which filled us with glee. Jo's green fingers inspired us all and digging in the garden was a ball.  A joke from Sarndra, a song from Marie, Rachelle's hugs are legendary!

For Amelia the craft table was where it was at and singing songs and dancing on the mat.
Lucia was loved all there is to do, such motivating activities provided by you.
From building to painting, sandpit and baking. What a treat to have teachers so neat!
So thank you all for all you've done to prepare our children for the world out there. It'll be hard to say goodbye without shedding a tear. With love Anna, James, Amelia and Lucia  

Thank you awesome Greenmeadows Kindergarten teaching team. James has had such a positive, fun and learning time at Greenmeadows Kindy. I especially thank you all for your genuine caring and enthusiasm and for the numerous ways you have contributed to our family over the pre-school years of the 3 O'C boys! You are all wonderful! Rachel O (Parent,)

To the team at Greenmeadows Kindergarten, thanks for being so enthusiastic, innovative, approachable, fun, adventurous, inclusive and educational! Ellie has adored her time here. Chris & Emma M, 

Words don't really seen enough!  We are so grateful to you all for absolutely everything you have done for our girls!  We kmow just how lucky we have been to have the knowledge, skills and caring of such a brilliant team. We will miss you (but will come back to visit). Many many thanks. Gorringe Family 

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Contact Us: 

Phone:       06 844 9182
Fax:           06 844 9182
Cellphone: 027 644 9182
Address:   44 Osier Road, Greenmeadows, Napier


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