*30 Hours Free - Early Childhood Education Conditions:

We employ only 100% qualified and registered early childhood kaiako, and our ratio is one teacher to 10 children (2 – 5 years old). All our kaiako have their first-aid certificate.

All of our kindergartens have a kaiako matua (head teacher) and kaiako who deliver teaching and learning that reflect the principles and strands framework of Te Whāriki.

Tamariki under the age of three are also free at any of our kindergartens if you intend to use your 20 hours entitlement once your child turns three.

Extended Hour Kindergartens

We have a number of Kindergartens that offer extended hours. The cost of any hours over and above 6 hours per day is $6.00 per hour per child/tamaiti. This means that there is only a charge for the extended day of 7.5-hour session. 

The kindergartens that offer extended hours are:

Central Hawke's Bay

Hunter Park

Central Hawke's Bay


Havelock North








Getting help with your fees

You may be able to get a WINZ Childcare Subsidy to help with the payment of your fees. To find out if your family qualifies:

What makes us different

Enviroschools is an environmental action based programme tamariki are empowered to design and lead sustainability projects.

We use Storypark as a simple and user-friendly platform to share children's learning and stories with parents and whānau.

NZK: We are part of New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK) which is the national voice of Kindergarten.


The Code of Professional Responsibility (for the teaching profession) reflects the expectations of conduct and integrity that we all share, what we expect from each other and what our learners, their families and whānau, their communities and the public can expect of us (Education Council, 2017, p.6).

Our Standards

The Standards for the Teaching Profession are made up of six standards that provide holistic descriptions of what high-quality teaching practice looks like and what it means to be a teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand. The additional detail contained in the elaborations provides depth and context to the Standards themselves and supports teachers to identify and develop high-quality practices in their settings (Education Council, 2017, p.14).

A copy of the Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching Profession can be downloaded on this link – Our Code, Our Standards.

For more information please contact the Association’s Advisors of Educational Delivery.

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