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Pukerua Bay Kindergarten

1 Wairaka Road , Pukerua Bay, Porirua 04 239 9442
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About Us and Our Programme

Kia ora and welcome to Pukerua Bay Kindergarten and Pre-Entry, where children play surrounded by native bush and bird song. We look forward to getting to know you, your child and your whānau during your time at our Kindergarten and Pre-Entry services.


Pukerua Bay Kindergarten and Pre-Entry provide high quality early childhood education for children from 0 - 5 years old. We have 100% qualified teachers and offer a fun, interest based curriculum for children.The kindergarten liaises with local schools and draws children from Paekakariki to Plimmerton. Our environment is egg and nut free.


At Pukerua Bay Kindergarten and Pre-Entry we want children to:
•Find out who they are, to like that person and to believe in themselves.
•Get on well with, and enjoy others.
•Feel connected with their community, culture, heritage and whenua.
•Be curious, interested and inspired by the world around them.
•Express themselves.

We will support this by being these things ourselves; by using our gifts, talents and skills collaboratively as teachers to meet children’s needs.
We will celebrate being here, together with our children, in this place where everyone is valued.


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Monday to Friday:   8:30am - 2:30pm




We provide a supportive environment where children are empowered to be curious and inspired by the world around them and to believe in themselves. We are committed to creating confident and competent lifelong learners.


In September 2013 the former Pukerua Bay Pre-School transitioned to the Pukerua Bay Pre-Entry Service. The teaching team from Pukerua Bay Kindergarten manage the learning programme and one of the teachers runs the session with the support of parents/whānau or caregivers. The service provides a confident introduction to the kindergarten learning environment for young children (around 6 months to 3 years).


One major benefit for children will be a confident transition on to the kindergarten. They leave the pre-entry group knowing the teachers and have a familiarity with the programme and environment.




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



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