Our kindergartens provide a safe and welcoming environment where your child:
- Is supported to make friends with other children
- Experiences a learning programme based around his or her interests
- Feels comfortable – and has FUN!
All of our kindergartens feature large outdoor and indoor environments, providing a variety of spaces and resources for your child to explore and discover.
Our community and the cultural background of our families is important and you will see this reflected in the learning environment. This makes each kindergarten unique and welcoming.
Session times and term dates
17 of our kindergartens are open 5 days a week – Monday to Friday 8.30am to 2.30pm (Arakura and Taita Kindergartens are open 8.45am to 2.45pm). They run in term blocks, with holidays closely matching those of primary schools.
Nettie Riley Kindergarten in Epuni, is open Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5.30pm, for 50 weeks of the year.
We offer a Holiday Kindergarten during the term breaks which is open to all families enrolled with Hutt City Kindergartens. The locations for Holiday Kindergarten vary each term break and these are advertised at the beginning of each term. Early enrollment for Holiday Kindergarten is essential as spaces are limited.