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Totara Park Kindergarten

7a Denver Grove, Totara Park, Upper Hutt 04 526 9236
ABOVE: Christine, Monica (Head Teacher), Jane, Diane and Kirsty
About Us and Our Programme

Our Kindergarten has been based in the Totara Park community since 1975. Families come from Totara Park and wider Upper Hutt community. 


We have a beautiful environment, in particular a large outdoor area which provides children with a variety of play spaces to discover and explore.

We believe in allowing children to learn through the natural discoveries that they make with their peers at Kindergarten. We support children’s growing dispositional learning by allowing them to follow their interests.  


We support children to grow socially and emotionally and to develop school readiness skills.


We are close to Totara Park School, we offer children regular opportunities to explore the wider community and learn about their place in the wider world.



Monday to Friday:  8:30am - 2:30pm


We begin our session with a split mat time which allows the children to learn closely in a small group with teachers to support them, before they engage in their own self directed learning.  Children make their own choices and learn the importance of completing a task at their own pace before moving on to another task or activity.  We encourage children to respect and take responsibility for the environment.


Our afternoon session focuses on supporting children to develop social skills, learning to work alongside others and interact successfully with their peers.



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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