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Your child can start at Kindergartens Waikato from 2 years old.

WKA Kiwi

Kindergartens Waikato now offers a NEW Extended Day!
More Hours!
Open 8.00am - 3.30pm
More Days! Open during School Term Break

We know Hamilton has many a childcare, daycare, kindergarten, playcentre, homebased education – whatever you want to call it – it’s all a bit scary! The Waikato Kindergarten Association offers 29 Kindergartens Waikato, 5 Early Education Waikato childcare centres and Homebased Education throughout the Waikato.

Where do you start? Find a centre or check out our Homebased Educators near you, see what we offer, meet the staff and enrol. You are welcome to visit any of our centres anytime; every day is an open day. Your child can explore the grounds while we show you around.

Of course we are a little biased but to help you make the right decision we’ve put together a checklist on what you should look for.

29 Kindergartens, 6 Childcare Centres, and Homebased Education

Kindergartens Waikato

  • From 2 years old
  • 2 - 7.5 hours sessions
  • 29 kindergartens

Early Education

  • From 3 months old
  • Full day sessions
  • 6 childcare centres

Early Education

  • From birth
  • Flexible hours
  • Waikato wide

Find your local centre

Our family

Your child will become a part of our Waikato Kindergarten Association family, where we truly value each individual child. Staff are passionate about teaching and thrive seeing your child extend their learning and social skills. Trained and experienced teachers and Educators provide positive relationships in a secure and happy environment where cultural differences and family values are acknowledged.

You can be a part of it

Proud to be the chosen Early Childhood Education providers in the Waikato involved in the following programmes:


  • Recycling, composting, gardening
  • Learning to share, respect & conserve natures resources
  • Honouring both Maori & Pakeha wisdoms & knowledge

Under5 Energize

  • Working with Sports Waikato
  • Incorporating nutrition and physical education

Healthy Heart

Low Fees & FREE Hours

  • If your child is over three years old they are entitled to 20 hours FREE a week.
  • Call us 0800 CHILDREN (244 537) for a complete fee structure.


  • Secure online ePortfolios
  • Share learning stories, photos & video between teachers & home