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:
Monday to Friday             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.

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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 2019 ERO comments:

Children confidently engage in learning through a wide range of activities. Resources and the environment are carefully considered to meet the needs of individuals. Staff work collaboratively and use the strengths of each teacher to broaden learning opportunities. Children make choices about their play and lead their own learning.

A strong bicultural curriculum is in place. Children have consistent experiences of te ao Māori through natural integration into daily activities. A kaiawhina provides children with te reo Māori immersion opportunities and builds teachers' confidence to meaningfully use te reo Māori in conversation.

Teachers respectfully facilitate children's learning. They purposefully use strategies to promote social competence and nurture growing relationships between children. Wellbeing is promoted through strong tuakana teina relationships. Children display a sense of ownership and belonging.


View full 2019 ERO report here.                        

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Meet The Staff:
 Left to Right:  Leanne Hill, Donna Rore (back), Kathy Malone, Rose Johansen, Katie Matson

WNT Staff may 2020
Head Teacher  Kathy Malone
Dip. ECE, B. Ed, B. Dip Maori Ed & current first aid

Teacher  Kaye Pratt
Dip. ECE & current first aid
Teacher  Rose Johansen
B. Ed  Tch ECE & current first aid
Kindergarten Support Worker  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