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 at any of our kindergartens or early learning, and our Kimbolton, Mill Street and Pahiatua Early Learning Centres offer 20 hours free for 2 year olds.
All our kindergarten teachers are 100% qualified and registered, delivering innovative learning to inspire young minds and give children the best possible start. All our programmes are based on the Ministry of Education’s early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki, 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 your community, 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 a Ruahine Kindergarten or Early Learning is right for your child.
We are excited to announce that Mill Street Kindergarten will be relicensed as is moving to an Mill Street Early Learning, accepting children from birth to school.
The Early Learning Centre will be open 23 July and will operate Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 5.30pm, throughout the year, closing on statutory days and between Christmas and New Year only. We continue to offer up to 30 hours free ECE for 3 and 4 year olds.
Each of our services are unique. Their individual character and personality comes from the communities they resdie 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.
The kindergarten has been donated wet bags from Spark Foundation for our children to use instead of using plastic bags for their wet clothes. We would like to thank Spark Foundation for their kind donation. This supports our sustainability focus on educating our families and children around sustainability practices, caring for nature and lessen our footprint on the earth.Read More...
Foxton kindergarten performed at the Kerekere kapa haka festival that was held in Foxton at Manawatu college and involved schools and ECE centres in the Foxton area. The children were fantastic and held themselves high with mana. All the parents and teachers were so proud of the great job they did performing in front of a large audience.Read More...