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

Karori Kindergarten

Karori Kindergarten is open for new enrolments! Tamariki love the lush, green spacious natural environment. Teachers work with whānau to explore, understand and develop the children's interests and ideas.

• OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND INCLUDING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
• 20 HOURS FREE FOR ALL AGED 2-5 YEARS
• 100% QUALIFIED ECE TEACHERS
• TE TIRITI O WAITANGI LED BICULTURAL PRACTICES
• CELEBRATION OF ALL CULTURES
• A WELCOMING, CARING & FUN ENVIRONMENT

Visit anytime - 155 Campbell Street, call 04 476 3986 or email karori@wmkindergartens.org.nz!

Whānau Manaaki News

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Community Services Welcome New Name 'Piri'anga Alofa'

In November 2023, Whānau Manaaki celebrated the launch of Piri'anga Alofa - Pacific and Community Services to officially recognise and bless the new name for Pacific and Community Services formally known as Amataga O Le Folauga 'the beginning of the journey'.