Ruahine Kindergartens

Welcome to Ashhurst Kindergarten

Welcome to Ashhurst Kindergarten, an open, diverse and supportive learning community that includes families from Woodville, Pohangina, Hiwinui, Whakarongo.


We enrich learning through shared knowledge and developing programmes that advance children's interests, while placing emphasis on fun.

Our caring teachers and relaxed atmosphere make it easy for children to settle into kindergarten life.

Session Times

Monday - Friday
8.30am - 2.30pm


Contact Us

48 Worcester Street

Phone: 06 326 8329

Click here to Enrol


What Our Whānau Say

"Our child really enjoys going to kindy. It is definitely an integral part of preparation for school."

"Two of our children have been through Ashhurst Kindergarten, there is a real bond – the teachers are welcoming and make an effort to get to know younger siblings."

"My son has learned lots from his teachers and from being with other children, (mainly behaviour and social skills). Ashhurst in particular is important to us, as we live rural and Palmerston and Feilding are a long way away."

Ashhurst Kindergarten News

Ashhurst Kindergarten hooked on filling buckets
Ashhurst Kindergarten hooked on filling buckets

Nestled at the foot of the Ruahine Ranges, this small town kindergarten is a charming mix of country and city buzzing with bucket fillers. Inspired by the award-winning book “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” bucket filling was first introduced to the kindergarten in Term 1 and has since taken off.

Wet and Wild
Wet and Wild

Summer saw temperatures soar to 33 degrees, making an outdoor day a great way to cool down at Ashhurst Kindergarten earlier this year. Water became the source of things fun, with the children enjoying activities such as splashing, jumping, sliding, and a childhood classic - apple bobbing.

Frozen Disco
Frozen Disco

Saying goodbye to winter was done in style at Ashhurst Kindergarten recently. Their winter disco, based on the popular children's movie Frozen, enchanted everyone. Many of the kindergarten girls dressed up as the main movie character Anna, while some of the boys put on their flashest threads.