Ruahine Kindergartens







Our Services

22 Kindergartens, 3 Early Learning Centres and Home-Based Education across our region.

Kindergartens

From 3 Years Old
2-6 hour sessions
22 Kindergartens

Early Learning

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

Home-Based

From birth
Flexible hours
Manawatu wide
 

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, Mill Street 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.

Latest News

We are excited to announce that Mill Street Kindergarten will be relicensed as is moving to an Mill Street Early Learning, accepting children from birth to school. 

The Early Learning Centre will be open 23 July and will operate Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 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.

Story Telling and Drama
Story Telling and Drama - Milverton Kindergarten

The children have very much been enjoying story telling and drama. We have extended on this interest by providing various props to enable them to dramatize stories for themselves. It has been great to see the way that the children have organized themselves to ensure that they have enough characters to tell each story, and that everyone has a turn to be different characters within a story.

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The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs - Cloverlea Kindergarten

Over the last few days we have acted out the fairy tale of The Three Little Pigs. Our tamariki were involved in the whole production, helping to make some of the props, taking turns at acting, and then displaying  some photos taken over the week.

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