Frimley Park
Frimley Park
Frimley Park
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*conditions apply

Nau mai haere mai - Welcome

You are always welcome to come in and, get a feel for our environment, learn about our philosophy, meet the teaching team, and ask any questions. We are community focused and we walk in partnership with whānau/family to best meet the needs and aspirations of our children.

We create a calm, positive, and homely atmosphere for children to socialise and learn from each other (tuakana/teina). Our group planning values/pou, are manaakitanga, hauora  and ako. We collaboratively plan for this throughout our program, environment, language, and within our teaching practices.

We have Key teacher approach (individual planning), each child has one teacher following their learning pathway and documenting their learning in a journal book and online through Storypark. This is to ensure consistency and strong communication between whānau and the Key teacher. We recognise that children learn through play unlocking their interests in creative ways of self-expression. 

Our teachers have a range of levels of te reo Māori and we are committed to engaging in all aspects of Te Ao Māori. Tikanga practices such as waiata, kapa haka, rongoā, rakau Māori, te reo Māori, and pūrakau are all dynamic aspects of our program and environment.

We share a very strong connection with the Frimley Primary School, as they are located right next to our kindergarten. We often visit the school grounds and embrace the whānau feel that has developed throughout our relationships with the older children, teachers and leaders. We are a community!

Nau mai haere mai. Come visit, email, and/or ring anytime. We also have a Facebook page you can follow. Mauri ora

More info

Whānau Welcome Booklet

Vision and Philosophy

The children of Frimley Park Kindergarten are nurtured in a homely, playful, and language-rich environment to feel a strong sense of identity and view themselves as a learner.

He aroha whakatō, he aroha ka puta mai

If kindness is sown then kindness you shall receive

What we do here:

We develop meaningful relationships between whānau, children, teachers, and our community. Acknowledging the well-being of each child is interdependent within our social group and reflects a holistic way for children to learn and grow.

Parents are viewed as the first teachers and together we build on their child’s learning aspirations. A key teacher approach is a dynamic between teacher, child, and whānau. Each teacher connects with a group of children and captivates individual learning pathways in partnership with whānau through observations, photos, and learning stories.

We share space with children who are free to creatively express themselves to learn through play in a calm and positive social environment. Children are affirmed as individuals within a social-cultural context and supported to develop a sense of belonging.

We foster a culture of ako by embracing children's interests, exploration, and through our daily rituals.  We have creative resources that are accessible to activate a child’s rich imagination as they refine and extend working theories.

We value and continue to strengthen our Te reo Māori me ngā tikanga through pūrakau, waiata, karakia, pepeha, local trips, matariki, kapahaka, mātauranga Māori and whanaungatanga.

We are in a diverse community alongside Frimley Primary School and the broader Ngā hau e whā e Kāhui Ako ( community of schools). We do regular professional development with local teachers and leadership.

Our children are experiencing foundational skills and knowledge that supports life long skills and for a transition to School. We have regular visit’s to the School field, library, and classrooms. We welcome contact with local children and children’s extended whānau.



The relationship of respect, inclusiveness, kindness, and aroha to oneself, others, and our environment.

Ko au, Ko koe, Ko ia, tatau tatau e.



Human development reflects cognitive (hinengaro), physical (tinana), emotional (whatumanawa), spiritual (wairua), and social and cultural dimensions. Mā mātou koutou e manaaki.

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Viewing yourself as a learner will empower you in the process of learning and understanding. Ka ako au.

ERO Quality Evaluation Report

Hours and Fees

30 hours free early childhood education.

Monday – Friday:

8.30 am – 2.30 pm

  • Term One 2024

    Starts:  Thursday 18 January 
    Finishes: Friday 12 April

    Statutory Holidays:
    Waitangi Day – Tuesday 6 February
    Good Friday – Friday 29 March
    Easter Monday – Monday 1 April
    Anzac Day – Thursday 25 April

  • Term Two 2024

    Starts: Monday 29 April
    Finishes: Friday 5th July

    Statutory Holidays:
    King’s Birthday: Monday 3 June
    Matariki: Friday 28 June

  • Term Three 2024

    Starts: Monday 22 July
    Finishes: Friday 27 September

  • Term Four 2024

    Starts: Monday 14 October
    Finishes: Thursday 19 December

    Statutory Holidays:
    Hawke’s Bay Anniversary: Friday 25 October
    Labour Day: Monday 28 October

Up to 30 hours free early childhood education when you attest your 20 free hours  *conditions apply.


Michelle Tūhura

Kaiako Matua (Head Teacher)

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Teaching
Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood
Te Reo Māori (Level 4)

Louis Kittleson


Bachelor of Teaching
(Early Childhood Education)

Carole Mooney


Bachelor of Education
Diploma of Education (Early Childhood Education)

Contact Us

Whānau Welcome Booklet

Hastings Kindergartens




Harold Mayo









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