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Island Bay Kindergarten

100 Melbourne Road, Island Bay, Wellington 04 383 7136

About Us and Our Programme

Island Bay Kindergarten runs four different services, providing plenty of options to parents.Kura Tamaiti and Kura Pepe options provide whānau with a long or short drop-off session.


Our Isola playgroup arose out of a community need to support parents with younger children.Isola operates five days a week and is a wonderful way to meet other families in the neighbourhood as well as provide your child withstimulating learning experiences in a resource-rich environment.Our new Isola Day sessions give whānau a chance to attend the playgroup in the morning, then leave their child for an extended play at Kindergarten up until the session ends at 2:30pm.


We are a welcoming, caring, fun, and creative kindergarten where we inspire children to follow their own curiosity.We believe that learning begins from a place of aroha, safety, and belonging.Our teachers are all 100% qualified and registered.


We also have a great working relationship with Island Bay School next door and St. Francis de Sales.Teachers are able to organise visits for children as they transition to school.


PLACES AVAILABLE – Please call us to organise a visit to our Kindergarten!





Kura Tamaiti:

Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 2:30pm

Kura Pepe:

Monday to Friday: 10:35am – 2:30pm

Isola (Playgroup):

Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 10:30am

Isola Day (Playgroup + 4 hour session)

Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 2:30pm



Island Bay Kindergarten supports a whānau-based model and the tuakana-teina relationship—where older children and younger children learn from and alongside each other.Although we provide many different services, we operate as one learning community and all whānau are welcome across all services.






2021 Term Dates


Term 1: Thursday 21 January - Friday 16 April  Term 2: Monday 3 May - Friday 9 July

Term 3: Monday 26 July - Friday 1 October  Term 4: Monday 18 October - Wednesday 22 December




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