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.

Levity Beet Show
Levity Beet Show - Makino Kindergarten

We had Levity Beet come in and perform an interactive show for us, using many unusual instruments like the Jaw harp and Honkytromblastic as well as a variety of different upcycled instruments.

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Getting active
Getting active - Milson Kindergarten

Lately the children at Milson kindergarten have been enjoying the many opportunities to get active in their local community. Our weekly excursions on the lollipops van allows us to get out into the community and explore. Over the past month we have visited Manawatu Gym and  Flip City and also popped over to Milson School to join them for discovery.

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