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Qualified, passionate teachers, large outdoor spaces, transition to school programmes and 20 ECE hours each week.

Our Location > Crawshaw Kindergarten

crawshaw 2019

Monday - Friday
Extended Day: Any 6.5 - 7.5hrs between 8am - 3.30pm
Morning: Any 4 - 4.5hrs between 8am - 12.30pm
Afternoon: Any 3 - 3.5hrs between 12pm - 3.30pm

20 Hours free from 2 years old.
$5.00 per hour for any additional hours*
(*NOTE: $8 per hour if you have attested any of your 20 ECE Hours at another service)

P 07 849 5656
E crawshaw@kindergarten.org.nz

0800 CHILDREN (244 537)


47a Crawshaw Drive, Hamilton


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Enrol from birth. 20 FREE Hours from 2 years of age.


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About Crawshaw Kindergarten

Crawshaw Kindergartens Waikato is well-respected for providing high quality, affordable education and childcare in Hamilton.

We provide a stimulating and exciting learning environment with a strong focus on Tikanga Maori, technology, literacy and numeracy and the development of sound social skills.

We endeavour to equip children with a curiosity for the world in which they live, which will stimulate them to be learners for life.

  • Warm & welcoming staff who are passionate about teaching and learning.
  • Safe, caring and stimulating environment.
  • Well resourced and huge outdoor play area.
  • Children develop social interaction and respect.
  • Learning based on the NZ Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki.
  • Value family/whānau and kindergarten partnership.
  • Located beside Crawshaw Primary School allowing easy transition to school.
  • An exclusive early childhood partnership with the Enviroschools Programme (eg. recycling, composting, gardening).
  • In Partnership with Sports Waikato Under5 Energize to eat healthy, be active & have fun! 

"A very warm team of teachers that inform me every day of my sons progress."

- Family Survey

"The kindergarten provides an attractive, richly resourced and inviting learning environment."

- ERO Report

"As a parent I am impressed with the variety of indoor and outdoor activities."

- Family Survey.

Our qualified staff carefully plan programmes that fulfil the early childhood curriculum. We aim to ensure children are competent, confident and successful learners. Children will learn and develop:

  • A strong foundation in reading, writing and maths
  • Art, creativity, music and dance skills
  • An understanding of sustainability and their environment
  • The importance of New Zealand's heritage
  • Social skills, behaviour management and manners
  • Self confidence
  • Learning skills such as independence, creativity and curiosity
  • Friendships that may last throughout their schooling
  • Relationships with consistent, familiar teachers
  • To understand and operate within a structured routine

Teachers provide learning extensions that prepare you child for school which include numeracy & numbers, literacy & language, nature & science, computers & technology, puzzles & games, creative arts, sand & water play, trips, transition to school programme, child friendships… and more!

Children work together at mat time to share daily information, stories, songs, movement, drama & waiata, etc.

A typical daily learning routine


8.30am - Welcome children & family/whānau
Activities/Child led learning
9.00am - Mat Time Hui
9.30am - Morning Tea Kai Reminder
Activities/Child led learning
12.00pm - Tidy Up time Wā whakapai
12.15pm - Mat Time Hui
12.15pm - Farewell children Haere rā

12.30pm - Lunch Kai - School Day children


1.00pm - Welcome children & family/whānau
Activities/Child led learning
2.00pm - Afternoon Tea Kai Reminder
2.15pm - Tidy Up time Wā whakapai
2.45pm - Mat Time Hui
3.00pm - Farewell children Haere rā

Rachel Rachel

Head Teacher (Acting)


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