Welcome To Tamatea Kindergarten
We aspire for children to be confident explorers, keen inquirers, creative thinkers, active learners and sharers of knowledge. Our learning environment will nurture, empower, promote and foster independence, social relationships and life skills to create resilience and a social responsibility.
Limited places available right now, please contact Rachel to enrol
We thrive on an explorative learning culture, while engaging and maintaining positive relationships.
Mā te rongo ka mōhio
Mā te mōhio ka mārama
Mā te mārama ka mātau
Mā te mātau ka ora
Nāku te rourou, nāu te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi
Children and parents are warmly welcomed on arrival. Children are familiar with the routine and settle quickly. Warm, mutually respectful relationships are evident and reflect the kindergarten’s philosophy. Teachers support children in engaged, sustained, child-led play. They access a good range of activities and resources which encourage exploration, investigation and creativity. Teachers foster language development through their conversations with children. Literacy and mathematics are well integrated throughout the daily programme. Routines are responsive to the children’s needs and promote independence and self-help skills.
Head Teacher Rachel Murray
Teacher Meg Evans
To all the great staff at “Kindy” Aroha-tino-nui. D, Neera
'There are few and far between teachers such as yourselves that are as motivated stimulating and special. Thank you for creating and maintaining the most amazing, inclusive and caring early learning environment for both of our girls. They have enjoyed every moment at Tamatea Kindergarten, and we will all miss you dearly.'
Thanks for another AMAZING year! From the Gray family,See more testimonials