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Carterton Kindergarten

3 Victoria Street, Carterton, Carterton 06 379 8102

Top left to right: Tanya Ferguson, Renae Hare, Lucy Fisher (administrator)

Bottom left to right: Jade Holley, Angie Kitto (Head teacher), Nelly Kendall-Carpenter


About us and Our Programme


We provide a rich range of experiences including gardening, art, cooking and physical play, bush experiences and technology. We support children’s social skills, and help them to see themselves as learners. 


Our kindergarten is a place where tamariki and whānau feel safe, respected and cared for.


Kotahitanga time when we come together each morning gives children a sense of belonging and the chance to use Te Reo Māori and to learn about tikanga Māori. 


We hold the healthy heart award: Pā-Harakeke.


We support children and families with positive transitions to school.




Monday to Friday:   8:30am - 2:30pm




A place for tamariki and whānau to feel connected within an environment that nurtures life-long learning. 



Whanaungatanga - Respectful, nurturing, authentic and trusting relationships. 


Manaakitanga - A sense of wellbeing and belonging will be fostered through safe, kind, caring and positive interactions. 


Manawa reka – For tamariki to be curious and wonder about the world around them and to have a ‘can-do’ attitude.


Whānau Tangata – Connections with whānau and community that strengthen mana, identity and culture. 


Te Taiao – To be kaitiaki having respect for our environment, ourselves and others. 


Auahatanga – For tamariki to be creative, expressive, explore and discover ideas.








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