357 Tukapa St, RD1, New Plymouth 4371



Monday – Friday
Kindergarten Day: 8.45am – 2.45pm

Monday- Friday
Morning Session: 8.45am- 11.45am
Afternoon Session: 11.45am- 2.45pm



The staff at Kahikatea Kindergarten consists of a teaching team of five and  a Kindergarten Administrator.

The group size is a maximum of 40 children aged 2- 6 years.



Ph (06) 753 4989  | Mobile (027) 812 0520 | kahikatea@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

Children are at the heart of our philosophy with our program being driven by children’s passions, strengths and interests.

We celebrate and support families in their parenting role and provide an environment that is inclusive of all.

The uniqueness of each child is valued and promoted empowering children to see themselves as independent, confident learners.

We model and nurture children to become socially competent, developing positive and respectful relationships.

Children actively explore our safe, exciting and challenging playground. They take risks, have fun and engage in wonderful dramatic and imaginative play with their friends.


Parents comments:

“Thank you all so much for all you have done for Lauren over the past year. Her confidence has grown so much and she is now such a happy, joy filled little girl. Thank you for all your nurturing and support” – Shelley & Jonathan

“Thank you so much for making Greer’s start to her education an exciting, supportive and energetic one. You are such a great crew. We couldn’t be more happy with Greer’s Kindy years. Thank you so very much” – Wendy & Rob

He iti te mokoroa nāna te kahikatea i kakati (Even the small can make a big impact on the big)