Ruahine Kindergartens

Welcome to Cloverlea Kindergarten

At Cloverlea Kindergarten we believe we create an educational environment, where the child is at the heart of our learning community. With a sense of fun and nurturing, we foster the development of strong learning dispositions which encourages lifelong learning.

We value our bicultural heritage and through our practice of Tikanga and Te Reo Māori we embrace and acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We celebrate diversity which we believe enriches and contributes to learning.

Through communication we build respectful reciprocal relationships with whānau/families and our wider community. This includes our local schools and participating in the bike track programme.

We look forward to welcoming you and your whānau into our community.


Karia te māra,

whakatōhia ngā purapura,

tiakinā ngā tipu kia hua,

kia puāwai kia hua ake anō ko te māhuri e.”

Prepare your garden, plant the seeds, nurture and tend to the plants, watch them prosper and flower and enjoy the turning

Raharuhi Rukupō (c1800–1873), master carver of Te Hau-ki-Turanga


Session Times

Monday – Friday
8.30am – 2.30pm

We currently have spaces in our beautiful kindergarten, so get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

Contact Us

59 Herbert Avenue
Palmerston North

Phone: 06 354 8671

Click here to Enrol


What Our Whānau Say

"My daughter loves kindy, it is the only place she has large group social interactions. The variety of play and chances for language development is invaluable.

"As a stay-at-home mum it is a chance for my child to venture out ‘on his own’ away from me, gain some independence, experience new things, meet new people, learn lots through play!"

"The children have learned a lot. Very impressed with all the hard work the teachers do,  my children love kindy and all the teachers."

Cloverlea Kindergarten News

Kind Hearts at Cloverlea
Kind Hearts at Cloverlea

  Cloverlea Kindergarten recently got behind the Kind Hearts Movement by organising some baking for the Children’s Ward at Palmerston North Hospital.   Over two-dozen homemade banana muffins were made and helped showcase how a little manaakitanga goes a long way.

Music and movement
Music and movement

Cloverlea Kindergarten's strong interest in music and movement has recently been facilitated by five visits from Dean McKerras of Dean McKerras School during the term. Dean's sessions have been looked forward to with anticipation and the children participated with much delight and enthusiasm.