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Cottle Kindergarten

117 Thackeray Street, Poets Block, Upper Hutt 04 528 3824
ABOVE: Debbie, Soreen (head teacher), Andrea, Michelle, Ange and Marguerite.
About Us and Our Programme

Our Kindergarten in Trentham, Upper Hutt has been part of the community for over 40 years. During this time we have developed close relationships with local schools and our community.


We are a welcoming, diverse, friendly and well-resourced kindergarten. We provide high quality teaching and learning interactions which build and extend on children’s thinking and learning. We offer a spacious outdoor area where children have the opportunity to explore and engage in physical challenges.


Our centre has a strong focus on providing an environment that promotes and nurtures the health and emotional well-being of all children. We do this by using a social competence programme called ‘Playing as a Good Friend’. Children are also encouraged to develop knowledge about keeping themselves healthy through our Healthy Heart programme.


Sustainability is also a key feature in our kindergarten as children are empowered to learn about creating sustainable communities through the Enviro-schools programme..



Monday to Friday:  8:30am – 2:30pm



Our teaching team is made up of five fully qualified and registered teachers and one administrator. As a team we are passionate about delivering quality education and care.


At Cottle Kindergarten we create a community of learners that values diversity and respects the environment through relationships, social competence, risk-taking, sustainability and literacy/numeracy knowledge.

The philosophy of our programme is that children learn best in an environment where they feel comfortable and secure.


We value responsive and reciprocal relationships with children and their families and invite parent/whānau input into all aspects of our programme.







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