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Board & Charitable Trust

Waikato Kindergarten Association is a Charitable Trust that re-opened formally in 1946.  Our Head Office is located in Grey Street, Hamilton with kindergartens, centres and homebased in Hamilton, Cambridge, Ngaruawahia, Raglan and Te Kowhai

The purpose of the Trust is to:

  • provide and promote education in any of its forms for the benefit of preschool children
  • establish early childhood services in and around the Waikato district. 

The Waikato Kindergarten Association (WKA) Trust Board makes strategic decisions which affect the future of our kindergartens, education and care centres and home-based networks. The Board is guided by a strategic plan focused on 'Every Child Reaching their full Potential' within our quality early-learning environments.


There are 8 Trustees: which includes one Maori Trustee and one Staff Trustee. 

Amanda Beatson


Peter Rogers 


 Te Hapuku

 Jono Peart

Caren Yaprak


Gordon McMillian

Jenny Burns