Central (Stratford)


50 Cordelia Street, Stratford 4332



Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 2.30pm



The staff at Central 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) 765 7847 | Mobile (027) 7231927




Now offering 30 hours free for all children over the age of two.


A fee of $6.00 per hour applies if you have attested any of your 20 ECE hours at another service

Last day for 2021

  • Tuesday 21 December


Term one:  Wednesday 19 January –  to Friday 15 July

Term two:  Monday 25 July  to Wednesday 21  December

Kindergarten closed: 

  • Tuesday 19 April
  • Friday 29 April
  • Monday 18 to Friday 22 July
  • Monday 3 October

Kindergarten closed for Public Holidays: 

  • Monday 7 February
  • Monday 14 March
  • Friday 15 April
  • Monday 18 April
  • Monday 25 April
  • Monday 6 June
  • Friday 24 June
  • Monday 24 October

The teaching team at Central Kindergarten is highly motivated and teamwork is a very important part of the culture of the kindergarten. Communication is viewed as a valuable tool for the future growth and development of our kindergarten and to support meaningful learning outcomes for children. The Central team has a strong commitment to Tikanga and Te reo Māori and foster strong relationships with Whānau, and community.


Our Philosophy


At Stratford Central Kindergarten we value:


Relationships that are:

  • Warm and trusting
  • Non-judgemental and that offer a secure sense of belonging where we listen to the points of view of others while respecting their values, ideas and beliefs


An Environment that:

  • Is stimulating and inviting which promotes  positive interactions and discovery
  • Has the flexibility to change to support current interests
  • Supports an awareness of what is taking place in the world around us
  • Offers opportunities for children to take risks as they set their own challenges
  • Encourages children to take ownership of their own learning


Teachers encourage and support children to:

  • Make choices that empower them to make their own decisions, solve problems and develop skills at their own pace
  • Recognise and acknowledge how they are feeling and express their emotions to others
  • Deal with such emotions in an appropriate way


Looking for quality Early Childhood Education? Come in and view our Kindergarten and meet our team.