Ruahine Kindergartens

Welcome to Takaro Kindergarten

Kia Ora from Takaro Kindergarten, an open and inclusive learning environment driven by bicultural and multicultural practices.

Te Reo Māori is spoken freely and integrated throughout our kindergarten programme. Tangata whenua are supported and everyone is fostered to become successful learners. Ako (learning together) is promoted and celebrated.

A spacious outdoor area helps children develop an appreciation for the natural environment. Creativity and problem solving skills are fostered through a rich mix of planned and spontaneous activities.

Come and experience the warmth and wairua permeating all aspects of life at Takaro Kindergarten.

Session Times

Monday - Friday
8.30am - 2.30pm


Contact Us

7 Radnor Place
Palmerston North

Phone: 06 358 4434

Click here to Enrol


What Our Whānau Say

"Local service that caters to our child’s needs and is inclusive of all family members. Routine with flexibility, wide variety of cultural diversity, quality resources, and family events."

"Teachers make you feel so welcome and care for my child and their learning."

"The support in everyday learning and exploration has been invaluable as well as the strong feeling of belonging!"

Takaro Kindergarten News

Sand cakes cooked up in revamped play space
Sand cakes cooked up in revamped play space

Rain or shine Takaro Kindergarten’s flourishing outdoor area has become a beacon for active and adventuring children, and even the birds have joined in. Head teacher Tina Jarvis says they have transformed the outdoor space, adjacent to Takaro School, with moveable play equipment and a ‘forest’ planting.

Mighty Maui
Mighty Maui

In March, Takaro Kindergarten's tamariki, whānau and team, along with Whāea Josie’s junior class from Te Kura O Takaro were privileged to be entertained and participate in the ’Mighty Maui’ puppet show.

Learning culture values
Learning culture values

Takaro Kindergarten is known for being a place where different cultures are given Whaka-ute (respect) and individuals are accepted for who they are and what they bring with them (funds of knowledge). A special emphasis is placed on Tikanga Māori (traditional Māori practices).