Kauri Crescent, Hawera 4610



Monday – Friday
Kindergarten Day: 8:30am – 1.30pm



The staff at Hawera Kindergarten consists of a teaching team of four,  a Kindergarten Administrator and a Teacher Aide.

The group size is a maximum of 30 children aged 2- 6 years.



Ph (06) 278 7310 | Mobile ( 027) 724 7998 | hawera@kindergartentaranaki.co.nz



20 hours free from 2 years old. $2.00 per hour for additional hours* (Note: $6.00 per hour if you have attested any of your 20 ECE hours at another service)


Term One:      Tuesday 21st January to Thursday 9th  April

Term Two:      Monday 20th April to Friday 3rd July

Term Three:   Monday 20th July to Friday 2nd October

Term Four:      Monday 12th October to Tuesday 22nd  December

At Hawera Kindergarten we believe:

The paua and it’s beautiful shell inspires our thinking about learners

  • The paua needs a healthy environment and time to grow.
  • It also needs protection and
  • It needs a rock (a firm foundation) to anchor itself to.
  • It is often exposed to changes in its environment – tides, weather, water – but survives because of its firm foundation.
  • It should be valued for it’s potential as a source of food and the shells beauty.
  • It takes time and effort to reveal it’s inner beauty.


Nga mihi ki nga whānau

  • Whānau are welcome at kindergarten sessions and events and will be encouraged to contribute in their own way and time, and be involved in the programme and their child’s learning.
  • We tautoko whānau in their role as parents/caregivers.
  • We recognise and value the skills and experiences whanau can bring to our programme/kindergarten.
  • We recognise and value the uniqueness of all whānau.


Nga mihi ki nga taiao

The kindergarten environment:

  • Is calm, welcoming, engaging and challenging.
  • reflects the creative process of the children’s endeavors and learning.
  • inspires, facilitates discoveries and promotes problem solving.
  • Conveys  knowledge and understanding.
  • Is  inclusive of all cultures with particular regard to the Māori culture.

We have wonderful park-like grounds where children can run, play, climb, learn and explore