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 - 6.00pm 
5 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, 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


Camping Day
Camping Day - Cloverlea Kindergarten

The day has arrived it’s ‘camping day’ at Cloverlea kindergarten! We put up the tents and it is now time to play, a picnic, fruit kebabs, marshmallows, a pretend fire too,it is all in good fun having so much to do.

Turtle update
Turtle update - Feilding Kindergarten

Our recent post about our kindergarten turtles, Russell and Emma, brought back lots of memories for teachers.  Well, do we have a surprise for you!  Russell was very determined to get out of the trough on the grass and strode over to the sandpit.  After lifting Russell into the sandpit, Russell immediately began to dig a hole.