14 York Street, Eltham 4322



Monday to Friday

Kindergarten Day: 8:30am – 12:30pm

Morning Session: 8:30am – 2:30pm



The staff at Eltham 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) 764 8463 | Mobile (027) 714 0737 | eltham@kindergartentaranaki.co.nz



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

Our Philosophy:

  • At Eltham Kindergarten we believe that working in partnership with whānau is an integral part of the child’s learning journey.
  • By nurturing and supporting the aspirations and goals of our learners and our community we are making a difference in the lives of the people we engage with.
  • At Eltham Kindergarten we are driven by the interests and passions of learners, whether children or adults. As teachers in this Kindergarten we are influenced by local community, national and international events.
  • At Eltham Kindergarten we value and support for all learners: Wonderment and Awe, Thinking and Questioning, Social Competence, Finding Humour, Respect, Creativity, Persistence, Curiosity, Confidence/Risk taking.
  • Teaching and practicing the principles of conservation and sustainability are paramount in our programme.


What makes our Kindergarten special?

  • A commitment to ongoing learning to ensure that Te Reo and Tikanga is visible and reflected in our programme.
  • Strong relationships with whānau and links with our local community- including schools, community garden, library, food bank.
  • Recognition and support for developing children’s Emotional and Social Competence as vital to children’s learning- developing independence skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Respect for self, others and the environment interwoven through the programme.
  • Hands on learning, where children are actively involved in decision making, are involved in their learning and contribute to the learning of others.