COVID-19 Alert Level 3 : With the extending of the Level 3 boundary south, this now includes our three Cambridge Kindergartens. Under Alert Level 3 our Kindergartens and Centres are OPEN for current families who require our services with a maximum of 10 tamariki per room/bubble. Homebased Educator availability is determined by individual Educators, please check with them.

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

Our Location > Newcastle Kindergarten

newcastle pano 2021
Hours

Monday - Friday
Extended Day: Any 6.5–9hrs with a start time between 8am–9am
Morning: Any 4–4.5 hrs between 8am–12.30pm
Afternoon: At least three hours from 12.30pm

20 Hours free from 2 years old.
$4.00 per hour for any additional hours*
(*NOTE: $5.25 per hour if you have attested any of your 20 ECE Hours at another service)

Contact
P 07 824 8280
E newcastle@kindergarten.org.nz

0800 CHILDREN (244 537)

Address

1 King Street, Ngaruawahia

ERO

View ERO report

Enrolment enquiry

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

Newcastle Kindergartens Waikato is committed to providing an inspiring and safe environment where children play and learn, make new friends and new discoveries. We offer an expansive outdoor environment, wonderful resources, and a committed team delivering optimum and affordable (cheap!) education and childcare. We welcome all new families to come and see the early childhood experience we provide for children and their families.

  • 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.
  • 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! 
  • Learning based on the NZ Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki.
  • Value family/whaanau and kindergarten partnership.
  • Transition to school programme.

"Great teachers who interact well with the children."

- Family Survey

"Teachers give strong priority to establishing meaningful partnerships with parents and whanau."

- ERO Report

"Really impressed at how fast my child has learnt to write his name, and how well he is interacting with the other kids."

- 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

Morning

8.15am - Welcome children & family/whaanau
Activities/Child led learning
9.15am - Mat Time Hui
9.45am - Morning Tea Kai Reminder
Activities/Child led learning
11.45am - Tidy Up time Waa whakapai
12.00pm - Mat Time Hui
12.15pm - Farewell children Haere raa

Afternoon

1.00pm - Welcome children & family/whaanau
Activities/Child led learning
1.45pm - Afternoon Tea Kai Reminder
2.50pm - Tidy Up time Wā whakapai
3.00pm - Mat Time Hui
3.30pm/4.30pm/5.00pm - Farewell children Haere raa

Melanie Melanie

Head Teacher (Acting)

BTcg(ECE)

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