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


Term one: Monday 22 January to Friday 12 July

Term two: Monday 22 July to Friday 20 December


Kindergarten closed: 

Tuesday 6 February
Monday 11 March, Friday 29 March
Monday 1 April
Friday 19 April (Teacher Professional Development day)
Thursday 25 April
Monday 3 June, Friday 28 June
Monday 15 to Friday 19 July
Monday 2 September (Teacher Professional Development day)
Monday 28 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.