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 Term Dates
Term 1: Wednesday 23 January - Friday 12 April Term 2 Monday 29 April - Friday 5 July
Term 3 Monday 22 July - Friday 27 September Term 4 Monday 14 October - Thursday 19 December