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About Us and Our ProgrammeOur kindergarten is surrounded by the diverse and vibrant Cannons Creek Community in Eastern Porirua.
We are nestled into the valley that once contained Maara Roa; the long garden cultivated in days gone now, by our whaea or mother. The nearby Maraeroa Marae has honoured her by naming the wharenui Ukaipo Hiato - the gathering place of the mother who provides for all the people. We believe our name carries the power of this history and have taken on the role of a caring for our extensive maara. We value the rich opportunities this outdoor environment provides for the tamariki by learning and living alongside each other each day.
Our teachers are 100% qualified and registered early childhood teachers. We continue to up-skill with regular professional development and learning. We are ably assisted by two part-time support staff that help ensure the smooth running of the kindergarten.
We welcome two, three and four year olds to attend on days that suit their whānau/family. There are no fees for children who attend for three days. Children can attend for up to five days – come and talk to us if this could suit your family.
Term 1 Tuesday 23 January - Friday 13 April Term 2 Monday 30 April - Friday 6 July
Term 3 Monday 23 July - Friday 28 September Term 4 Monday 15 October - Friday 21 December