|ABOVE: Corinne, Mandy, Melnissa (Head Teacher), Meghan, Cheryl |
About Us and Our Programme
Una Williams Kindergarten is situated on the east side of Masterton and is a friendly and welcoming place where children and their families can experience an environment in which they know that their values and Mana are respected.
Our goal is for children to grow up as competent and confident communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, and secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they will make a valued contribution to society.
As a teaching team, we value strong relationships with parents/whānau/aiga, recognising the contribution this partnership brings to children’s learning and development. We strive to promote a sense of wonder and fun in a safe, positive and caring space.
We offer a child initiated programme where teachers support and enhance children’s current strengths and interests.
As a kindergarten we acknowledge and respect our dual heritage through regular use of Te Reo Māori and respectful practices. We embrace cultural diversity, forging strong links to strengthen our relationships within our community, including Pasifika.
Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 2:30pm
We are fortunate to have a spacious outdoor area with a lovely big front lawn, along with established trees and gardens. This environment provides lots of opportunities for active movement and discovery year round. Teachers understand the importance of active movement for children’s physical and cognitive development and provide a range of physical challenges on a daily basis to support this.
A variety of nutritious food is available daily for children, some coming from our very own garden. Breakfast, morning tea and cooking/baking experiences are offered and children are free to come to the kai table as they so choose.