Ruahine Kindergartens

Welcome to Ruahine Kindergartens, a place where children come first

With 24 unique kindergartens throughout the Manawatû, Rangitikei, Foxton and Pahiatua regions, Ruahine Kindergarten Association has been supporting 3 and 4 year olds to be successful learners for over 60 years.

We're not for profit, so our low fees reflect our commitment to making kindergarten accessible and affordable to all.  Whânau can access up to 20 hours free early childhood education, with the possibility of additional free hours at any one of our kindergartens.

All our teachers are 100% qualified and registered, delivering innovative learning to inspire young minds and give children the best possible start. Kindergarten 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 kindergarten is right for your child.

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Each of our kindergartens 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 our first Holiday Programme for 3 - 5 year olds with a fully trained, vibrant teaching team.

Parent Forum - you are invited
Parent Forum - you are invited

Want to know where Ruahine Kindergarten Association is heading?  Join us for a light supper and find out.  Monday 31st August 2015 at 7pm.  Venue - Ruahine Kindergarten Association Office, 597 Main Street, Palmerston North.  Please RSVP: