Session times

All sessions are run by Steiner and State qualified teachers.
Substantial organic home-cooked morning teas are provided, such as vegetable soup with homemade buns that the children help to prepare.

Butterfly Group

  • 4-5 year olds (max 16 children, 3 teachers)
  • Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
  • 8.30am – 1.30pm with an option of staying until 2.30pm
  • Some children may also attend on Tuesdays 8:30am – 1:30pm, numbers permitting.

Caterpillar group

  • 3 year olds (max 14 children, 3 teachers)
  • Tuesday & Wednesday
  • 8.30am – 1.30pm
  • For the older Caterpillar children: Also Thursday 8.30am – 1.30pm

Playgroup

  • birth – 3 year olds
  • Monday
  • 9.30am – 12pm

 

Please contact us for more information, or complete and return a waiting list application, if you would like your child to attend the kindergarten.

Please note there is no longer a waiting list application fee required.

 

Fees

The kindergarten is part of the Government’s 20 hours ECE scheme.

 

 

Additionally we ask for a donation. It costs us $7 per hour per child, additional to government funding received, to provide our quality kindergarten service and we request that parents consider this amount when making a contribution.

Parents can obtain a tax refund from Inland Revenue of 1/3 of the amount given, so long as the donor’s taxable income for the year is equal to or greater than the donated amount.

Your donation helps toward the costs of:

  • higher than regulation staff/child ratios
  • organic home-cooked food
  • high quality natural materials and crafted natural products
  • activities requiring additional time and preparation, such as puppet stories, festivals, birthday celebrations
  • strong parent liaison by way of parent evenings, newsletters, workshops and parent-teacher interviews

Calendar

Throughout the year, festivals help foster a sense of reverence for the beauty of life and an understanding of the rhythms inherent in nature.

 

Term dates 2021

Term 1 Wednesday 27 January top Friday 16 April

Term 2 Monday 3 May to Friday 9 July

Term 3 Monday 26 July to Friday 1 October

Term 4 Monday 18 October to Friday 17 December.

 

2021 festivals

  • Harvest festival – Saturday 22 May 2021

  • Matariki/Mid winter – Saturday 26 June 2021

  • Spring – Sunday 31 October 2021

  • Summer/Spiral – Friday 17 December 2021

 

Community events

TBA

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