Ruahine Kindergartens

Our Services

Providing high quality early childhood education options across our region with up to 30 free ECE


From 3 Years Old
2-6 hour sessions
20 Kindergartens

Early Learning

From birth to school
Open 7.30am - 5.30pm 
4 Early Learning Centres

Ruahine Kindergarten Association is not for profit and we are commited to making high quality 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 Campbell Street, Kimbolton, Mill Street and Pahiatua Early Learning Centres offer 20 hours free for 2 year olds.

100% of our permanent teachers are 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.

Latest News

Campbell Street Early Learning

We are excited to announce that our Campbell Street Kindergarten will be relicensed over the term break and reopen as Campbell Street Early Learning.  Enrolments are open for children aged birth to school.

The Centre opens Monday 22 July and will operate Monday to Friday 7.30am to 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.