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Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens

Working for whānau, not for profit.

Whakakitenga | Our Vision: to be a respected leader in early childhood education and a strong advocate for tamariki and whānau

Whānau Manaaki kindergartens bring learning, connection and fun to whānau across Aotearoa.

Whānau Manaaki is a non-profit association providing free early childhood education and community services for whānau across Aotearoa. We offer high-quality teaching and learning with our 100% qualified and registered kindergarten teachers and our skilled and trained educators.

Whānau Manaaki provides administrative, management and property management support to over 100 kindergartens across Aotearoa, supporting educational leadership and professional development to over 800 teaching staff and educators.

A focus on innovation and excellence supports our teachers and educators to provide for the needs of children and their families.

Around 5000 tamariki are enrolled in our kindergartens, and over 80 children are enrolled with our Pasifika-focused Etu Ao home-based services.

Whānau Manaaki children get a great start to their formal education in a caring community environment. Each kindergarten offers its own individual programme, created around community interests along with Te Whāriki - New Zealand's early childhood curriculum.

Spaces Available at Aramoho Kindergarten!

At Aramoho Kindergarten we celebrate the diversity of cultures and work in partnership with our community. We offer a spacious outdoor environment, and we love the performing arts- dance, mime, music, visual arts, creative movement and storytelling!

To find out more pop in and visit the team at 15 Field Street, Whanganui. Call 06 343 9798 or email aramoho@wmkindergartens.org.nz!

20 Hours FREE for all tamariki aged 2-5 years old and 100% qualified ECE teachers

Whānau Manaaki News

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Family Boost Policy could miss Target Group

Kindergartens Aotearoa welcomes the news that the government is trying to help parents with childcare fees but is concerned that many families will miss out because of the way the scheme is designed and administered.
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U-Matter Volleyball Tournament Supports Pacific Health

U-Matter sports tournaments have an entry fee that is not money, but a mandatory health check! This is one of a number tournaments supported by Piri'anga Alofa Pacific and Community Services that aim to improve Pacific health outcomes.
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Etu Ao Celebrates Graduate Educators

Last month, Whānau Manaaki’s home based early education service, Etu Ao, celebrated its 20th cohort of graduate educators at its Porirua office. The newest TONI educators (TONI stands for Teach, Observe, Nurture In-home) received level four certificates in early childhood education.