90A Swansea Road, P O Box 122, Stratford 4332



Monday – Friday

Kindergarten Day: 8.00am- 3.30 pm or 8.30am – 3.30pm

Morning Session: 8.00 am-12.30pm or 8.30am – 12.30pm

Afternoon Session: 12.30pm – 3.30pm



The staff at Koru Kindergarten consists of a teaching team of nine,  a Kindergarten Administrator, a Meal Co-ordinator  and a Teacher Aide.

The group size is a maximum of 35 children aged 3 months – 6 years. the maximum number of under 2 year olds is 25.



Ph (06) 765 6051 | Mobile (027) 750 0153 | koru@kindergartentaranaki.co.nz



$180 per week for under 2 years (30 hours or more)

$170 per week for 2- year olds (30 hours or more)

$75 per week for 3- 6 year olds ( if attending for over 30 hours and bringing 20 ECE hours)

$6 per hour if attending for less than 30 hours per week

20 hours free for 3-6 year olds


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

We are a very unique kindergarten, attached to the Stratford High School Teen Parent  Unit, however we also cater for the wider community. All meals for children are provided, which includes morning tea lunch and afternoon tea.

We are licensed for 35 children and cater for infants and toddlers from 3 months to two years and for young children aged 2 to 5. The Kindergarten operates with ratios of:

1:3 for under 1 year olds                      1:4 for 1- 2 year                    1:10 for 2– 5 year olds


Our Philosophy

Through a primary caregiver approach, we give respect and understanding to each child’s unique character by providing a calm, quiet and unhurried environment, where children are able to experience wonderment and awe without interruption, and where we acknowledge ‘struggle’ as a valued part of learning.

Through collaboration with parents/whanau and the community, the Kindergarten will be a place where children and adults learn and grow together.

At Koru

Children are assigned a primary care/key teacher.

  • That teacher will fulfil children’s  needs throughout the day with support from other teachers.
  • That teacher will, in discussion with the other teachers, be recording all the child’s learning.
  • Parents/whanau have a special person they can talk to about their child and their day.
  • Everyone has a different “body clock”. We work with what is best for each individual child which is why we have no set meal times.
  • We will allow children time to find the solution themselves without jumping in and trying
    to do it for them.