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)

Monday & Tuesday

8.30am – 12:30pm or 1.30pm

For the older Caterpillar children: Wednesday 8.30am – 12:30pm or 1.30pm


There is also a playgroup that runs on Monday afternoons from 1.45 pm – 3.30pm for 1-3 year olds. Please contact Louise Cole for further information.

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.



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

Additionally we ask for a donation. It costs us $6 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 good staff/child ratios, organic home-cooked food, high quality natural materials, crafted natural products, activities requiring additional time and preparation such as puppet stories, festivals, birthday celebrations, and strong parent liaison by way of parent evenings, newsletters, workshops and parent-teacher interviews.



Term dates 2020

Term 1 Wednesday 29 January – Thurday 9 April

Term 2 Tuesday 28 April – Friday 3 July

Term 3 Monday 20 July – Friday 25 September

Term 4 Monday 12 October – Friday 18 December


2020 festivals


Harvest Festival – Sunday 17 May


Midwinter Festival – Saturday 27 June


Spring Festival – Sunday 1 November – Wilton/Otari bush


  • Summer Festival – Caterpillars – Tuesday 15 December
  • Spiral Festival – Butterflies – Friday 18 December


Community events