the joy of teaching, the love of learning

the joy of teaching, the love of learning

Wycliffe Nga Tamariki Kindergarten


Welcome To Wycliffe Nga Tamariki Kindergarten
We are very proud of our warm, welcoming atmosphere.  We are committed to providing an intercultural environment where all children's cultural backgrounds are acknowledged.  We provide exciting and creative learning experiences in a peaceful garden setting.

We are open up to 50 weeks per annum.

Our Session Times Are:
Mon to Fri                8:45am to 2:45pm

Our Staff To Child Ratio:
We have a ratio of one teacher to 10 children, with additional non teaching support as well.

  • WNT painting
  • WNT painting
Wycliffe Nga Tamariki Philosophy:

At Wycliffe Nga Tamariki Kindergarten, we aim to develop each child holistically by:
  • Fostering a sense of fun and belonging.
  • Encouraging self-help skills, caring for themselves, others and the environment.
  • Encouraging the importance of resilience and learning to take responsible risks.
  • Providing new and exciting learning opportunities in a fun and challenging environment.
  • Offering a programme of variety and choice within all areas of the kindergarten curriculum.

We respect all children as individuals and strive to achieve equity by providing opportunities for all and by being responsive teachers. Whanaungatanga is the foundation of our Kindergarten and part of this is our commitment to family/whanau involvement and our aim to provide a welcoming environment where everyone is respected and has a sense of belonging.  

Our Favourite 2015 ERO Comment:
Children engage positively in a curriculum that reflects the kindergarten philosophy. They actively participate in learning experiences designed to promote growth. Opportunities to lead and self‑direct their own learning are provided. Children are involved in a gymnastics programme that builds capability and offers challenge and complexity. Literacy and mathematics continue to be significant elements of the programme. Children have opportunities to become confident explorers, scientists and leaders who draw from the wide range of experiences to develop and extend their ideas and abilities.

View full 2015 ERO report here.                        

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Meet The Staff:
 Left to Right:  Racheal Young, Leanne Hill, Donna Rore, Rose Johansen

Teacher pic Oct 2015
Head Teacher  Racheal Young
  • Dip. ECE & current first aid
Teacher  Leanne Hill
  • Dip. ECE & current first aid
Teacher  Rose Johansen
  • B. Ed & current first aid
Teacher Aide/Kaiawhina  Donna Rore

Oh gosh where to start here, Jake started WNT at 2 years 7 months a shy little boy with not much confidence, the lovely teachers helped him learn so much and blossom, he learnt abc's 123's and how to talk to people and let them know how he feels, learnt right from wrong, healthy choices, the amazing trips throughout the year made kindy exciting for him whens the next adventure where are we going next he couldn't wait and neither could I to hear the amazing stories he came home with, always willing to help the children explore and find out information about little things they were/are interested in, the kindy teachers where easy approachable and very understanding willing to help with advice and support, Jake today is the young boy he is because of the help support and love he received from the amazing staff at WNT. K Martin, Parent, 
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Contact Us:
Phone:       06 843 2932
Cellphone: 027 643 2932
Address:   26 Cranby Crescent, Onekawa, 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