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

Our Location > Whitiora Kindergarten

whitiora pano 2022

Monday - Friday
Extended Day: Any 6.5 – 9hrs with a start time between 8am – 9am
Morning: Any 4 - 4.5hrs between 8am - 12.30pm
Afternoon: Any 3 - 4.5hrs between 12.30pm – 5.00pm

20 Hours free from 2 years old
$4 per hour for extra hours (*NOTE: $5.25 per hour if you have attested any of your 20 ECE Hours at another service)

P 07 838 1614
E whitiora@kindergarten.org.nz

0800 CHILDREN (244 537)


45 Abbotsford Street, Hamilton


View ERO report

Enrolment enquiry

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

At Whitiora Kindergartens Waikato we celebrate the wonderful cultural diversity of our community in our practices, the environment and programme. We support children and families to develop a strong sense of well-being and belonging.  Our goal is for children to be active self-directed learners. 

Whitiora Kindergartens Waikato is well-respected for delivering high quality, affordable education and childcare in Hamilton. The atmosphere of focused activity reflects the children’s engagement in learning.

  • 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/whānau and kindergarten partnership.
  • Located beside Whitiora School.
  • Transition to school programme.

"The teachers are friendly, motivated and creative."

- Family Survey

"Spacious outside areas allow children to explore and manipulate their environment, and present an appropriate range of physical challenges."

- ERO Report

"A high quality education programme is provided."

- Family Survey

Our qualified staff carefully plan programmes that fulfill 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, behavior 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

8.00am - Welcome children & family/whaanau

Activities/Child led learning

9.30am - Mat Time Hui
10.30am - Morning Tea Kai Reminder
11.45am - Tidy Up time Waa whakapai

Morning children - Farewell Haere raa
School Day children - Lunch Kai

Afternoon children - Welcome
Activities/Child led learning

2.30pm - Tidy Up time Waa whakapai
2.45pm - Mat Time Hui
5.00pm - Farewell children Haere raa

Rukshat Rukshat

Head Teacher

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