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.

Kindergarten sessions

Sessions run from 8:30am to 2:30pm Tuesday to Friday, from 2 – 5 years.

We also offer some sessions during school holidays.


Read more about our playgroup

We run a playgroup from 9:30 – 12pm on Mondays, from birth – 3 years.

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 $7.50 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


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 2023

Term 1 Tuesday January 24 to Friday 14 April

  • Waitangi Monday
  • Easter Friday 7 April to Monday 10 April

Term 2 Wednesday 26 April to Friday 7 July

  • Queen’s birthday Monday 5 June
  • Matariki Friday 14 July

Term 3 Tuesday 18 July to Friday 29 September

Term 4 Tuesday 10 October to Friday 15 December

  • Labour Day Monday 23 October


2023 festivals

  • Harvest – Saturday 20 May

  • Mid winter – Saturday 24 June

  • Spring – Sunday 29 October

  • Summer/Spiral – Friday 15 December


Community events


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