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York Street Kindergarten

2 York Street, Masterton 06 377-1483
ABOVE: Back: Rebecca, Ruth, Jill, Jenny (Head Teacher) and Mary
              Front: Patt
About Us and Our Programme

York Street Kindergarten on the outskirts of Masterton has a large outdoor learning environment which is a focus for our programme. We have a semi-rural outlook as we are next to a school farm. Farm animals and wetland birds are a common sight.


We have a small bush area where children can learn respect for the bush environment.  Our outdoor area has been designed around the kindergarten’s pepeha which is integrated into the daily programme.  The kindergarten has a strong ethos of caring for our natural environment. We have gardens, fruit trees, goldfish, hens and guinea pigs.  


The kindergarten has been part of the local community for over 40 years. During this time there have been many community events and projects.  

One project has involved planting of a variety of trees to provide shade from the hot Wairarapa summers.



Monday to Friday:  8:15am – 2:15pm



We have an open door policy where visitors  are welcome to pop in at any time during the day either to meet the teachers or for children to spend time with us. 


Children learn through a programme based on play. We develop group and individual learning plans through observing children’s interests. We place importance on children developing learning dispositions so they see themselves as learners.



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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