Ruahine Kindergartens

Welcome to Ruahine Kindergarten Association, a place where children come first

Offering 23 unique kindergartens, and early learning centres and home-based education options for 0-5 year olds in 2016, Ruahine Kindergartens provides you with a range of early childhood education services to suit your needs. Ruahine Kindergarten Association has been inspiring young minds for over 60 years and can be found throughout the Manawatû, Rangitikei, Foxton and Pahiatua regions.

We're not for profit, so our low fees reflect our commitment to making early childhood education accessible and affordable to all. Whânau can access up to 30 hours free early childhood education per week in our kindergartens and early learning centre.

All our kindergarten teachers are 100% qualified and registered, delivering innovative learning to inspire young minds and give children the best possible start. Our early learning centre has at least 80% qualified and registered teachers, with some in-training teachers providing addtional support. Our programmes are based on the Ministry of Education’s early childhood curriculum Te Whâriki, an holistic approach that empowers children to learn and grow, with inspiration coming from their environment, planned and spontaneous interactions. Literacy and numeracy experiences are extended through your child’s interests and ideas.

Set in the heart of communities, we have strong relationships with local primary schools and encourage whânau involvement. We welcome you to come and spend time in our warm, spacious and interactive environments to see if our services are right for your child.

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Each of our services are unique. Their individual character and personality comes from the communities they reside in, the children and teachers’ interests, and their surroundings. No day is the same. Our well-resourced indoor and outdoor environments extend social, emotional, thinking and physical development, while generating fantastic learning opportunities and fabulous stories to share.

Holiday Programme - places available
Holiday Programme - places available - Campbell Street Kindergarten

Do you want to continue your child's Kindergarten experience with an exceptional educational programme during the holidays?  Campbell Street Kindergarten is hosting another succesful Holiday Programme for 3 - 5 year olds with a fully trained, vibrant teaching team.  We re-open after Christmas on Tuesday 5th January to Friday 15th January 2016.

Water and weights
Water and weights - Follett Street Kindergarten

At Follett Street Kindergarten this term, mat times have included learning about water - such as what makes it rise and what makes it fall. Two books were read to help discuss how the water in a bath was affected by the amount of people getting in, or out, of the bath.