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 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.
You are invited to the Ruahine Kindergarten Association AGM on Wednesday 30th May 7pm at St. Alban’s Church, 339 Albert Street, Palmerston North.
We are currently seeking nominations for the Board. If you are interested, you need to be proposed and seconded by a Member of the Association i.e. any parent, legal guardian or primary caregiver who has a child on a waiting list or currently enrolled in any RKA service; or a Life Member of RKA. For a nomination form, please contact our CEO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed nominations must be received by 4pm on Friday 4th May. Nominations should be accompanied by a short biography (max 300 words) including why you are seeking election, as well as an electronic photo, emailed directly to: email@example.com
Each of our services are unique. Their individual character and personality comes from the communities they reside 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.
Things that go up and that blow up have been fascinating Milverton Kindergarten children this term. Teacher Gavin Mardon explains that one boy’s trip in an aeroplane led to the interest in flight, with children extending that interest into lots of plane making and building with paper and wood.Read More...