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 2019 ERO Comments:

Children are actively involved in leading their own learning. They access a wide range of meaningful experiences. They play independently, cooperatively and demonstrate responsibility. Children are comfortable with routines and they are well supported by teachers to extend their learning within the environment. Creativity, literacy and numeracy feature strongly in the curriculum which incorporates a focus on te Ao Māori. These are integrated into meaningful contexts that promote children's learning.

Children experience a curriculum that builds on their needs, strengths and interests. Since the previous ERO evaluation teachers have developed and embedded an effective planning framework. As a result of extensive research and evaluation, teachers have implemented a visual planning and assessment system. Through gathering multiple voices, teachers developed a curriculum statement that encompasses the philosophy and expressed priorities for children's learning.

Authentic learning partnerships are fostered. Parents and whānau aspirations for their children are valued and acknowledged. These are integral in assessment and planning processes. Ownership of learning by children and their families is evident. Teachers value the knowledge that whānau bring to their children's learning. Parents and whānau are confident to contribute to and lead aspects of the programme.

View full 2019 ERO report here
Meet The Staff:

From Right behind: Steph McCallum, Rachelle Lovett-Morrison, Teresa Redington, Alison Dench (HT),  Sarah Bremner

GM Staff 2020-423
Head Teacher  Alison Dench
  • B.Ed & current first aid
Teacher  Janelle Fulton
  • B.Teaching (ECE)
Teacher  Teresa Redington
  • B.Ed (Teaching), M.Ed in early years and current first aid
Teacher  Rachelle Lovett-Morrison
  • Dip. ECE & current first aid
Teacher  Sarah Bremner
  • 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