• Welcome, Nau Mai Haere Mai

    Kia ora koutou, welcome to the Kaitaia and District Kindergarten Association which operates three kindergartens:

    Please visit the kindergarten near you and talk our teachers to discuss the opportunities for your child's early childhood education.

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  • 90 Mile Beach

    The Far North is home to Cape Reinga lighthouse (where the two oceans meet), Ninety Mile Beach, Ahipara's Shipwreck Bay and hundreds of other beautiful tourist attractions.

    Northlanders enjoy a very relaxed lifestyle and are spoilt for choice for stunning scenery and clean, sandy beaches.

  • Doubtless Bay Kindergarten

    This centre is a stone's throw from beautiful Taipa Beach in Doubtless Bay.

    With an adventurous outdoor area and stimulating indoor area, our Doubtless Bay team can give your child a wonderful start in education.

    Doubtless Bay Kindergarten >
  • Taipa Beach

    Our wonderful Doubtless Bay Kindergarten is located within 100 metres of this popular beach, and part of the small but vibrant community of Taipa in the Far North.

    Doubtless Bay Kindergarten >
  • Anne West Kindergarten

    One of our Kaitaia centres, Anne West is centrally located and has an enormous outdoor play area.

    Anne West Kindergarten >
  • Mission Place Kindergarten

    The dedicated teaching team at Mission Place are well equipped to help your child learn and be the best they can be.

    Another of our Kaitaia centres, Mission Place is conveniently located next to Kaitaia Primary School - perfect for a transition to "big" school later.

    Mission Place Kindergarten >
  • Cape Reinga

    All our centres are located in the Far North of New Zealand, close to the top of the North Island.

    See where the two oceans meet at the Cape Reinga lighthouse, pack a picnic and make a day of it with the family.

** We are currently offering 30 hours FREE at each of our Kindergartens (conditions apply) **

 

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Anne West Kindergarten

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Mission Place Kindergarten

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Doubtless Bay Kindergarten

Why attending Kindergarten is important for your child:

  • It gives your child a great start for ongoing learning at school and beyond. Attendance at Kindergarten and exposure to a high quality early childhood programme will provide them with well developed skills in areas such as communication, reading, numeracy, problem solving and socialisation.(Te Whaariki is the Early Childhood curriculum designed to develop the whole child and is the foundation of our Kindergarten programmes)
  • Employment of trained and registered teachers is considered critical to the delivery of a quality early childhood education.
  • Our Kindergartens’ rigorous programme planning provides the foundation for your child to become a confident, competent and successful learner.
  • Through their play and subsequent learning opportunities your child is encouraged to explore literacy, numeracy, science, physical development, the Arts, social interaction and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provided during their time with us.
  • Safe, secure, comfortable surroundings and challenging playgrounds ensure your child is extended to optimise their abilities and encourage their exploration of the world around them.
  • Through their own life experiences teachers are able to enrich the programmes for enhancement of children’s learning and thus facilitate a seamless transition to school for the children and their families.
  • As a parent and caregiver you are welcome to participate fully in the life of the Kindergarten, providing you with opportunities to be involved in your child’s education – a vital key to your child’s success and achievement in life-long learning.

Give your child a head start …

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