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


There is also a playgroup that runs on Monday mornings from 9.00am – 11.00am 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 $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 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 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