Above: Carley, Fiona (Head Teacher), Minka, Bronnie, JoelOur Teaching Team
At Matairangi Kindergarten in Hataitai we focus on providing education and care for children aged 18 months to three years. Our approach is one of free-play learning; children choose from a variety of experiences and activities, including music, paints, water, messy play, collage, sand, and many more.
A core part of children’s learning takes place during care routines such as settling, nappy changing and sleeping. These times are central to teachers building attachment relationships with our children and are an important part of our programme.
Children’s food and water is available at all times and we have a sleep room for rest or sleep during the day. Whānau provide lunch for children.
You are welcome to be part of our day and spend time with the children. We welcome your ideas and feedback – please feel free to be involved by sharing your skill e.g. playing the guitar, reading stories, helping with cooking, or just spending time with children.
We have a close relationship with Hataitai Kindergarten and many of our children enrol there after Matairangi. We also have a relationship with Hataitai Community House, Plunket, and the local playgroup.
2019/2020 Term Dates
Term 4 2019: Monday 14 October - Thursday 19 December
Term 1: Tuesday 21 January - Thursday 9 April Term 2: Tuesday 28April - Friday 3 July
Term 3: Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September Term 4: Monday 12 October - Monday 21 December