|About Us and Our Programme |
Waiouru Kindergarten sits under the korowai of Koro Ruapehu.
It is the only All Day Kindergarten in the Central Plateau, providing education and care for children 0-6 years. Our service caters for the needs of each whānau circumstance by offering a choice of 4 booking options between the hours of 7.30am and 5.00pm.
The 100% trained and registered teaching team has a strong focus on the skills and dispositions children need to grow resilience & be socially competent. Teachers support children to learn these skills and nurture learning dispositions throughout the day during both group/peer and individual interactions and experiences. Learning these lifelong skills supports young children to work alongside others, problem solve, negotiate effectively on their own and with others, as well as having empathy, kindness and respect towards all peoples.
We operate as one learning community whilst having a dedicated younger space that provides a safe, peaceful and unhurried place to support infants and toddlers as they grow the confidence to explore. Our whānau-based model and the tuakana-teina relationship — where older children and younger children learn from and alongside each other also supports our transition to school programme with Waiouru School.
2020 Open : Monday 6 January
Closed: Monday 6 July - Friday 10 July