Kauri Crescent, Hawera 4610



Monday – Friday             8:30am – 2.30pm



The staff at Hawera Kindergarten consists of a teaching team of five,  a Kindergarten Administrator and a Teacher Aide.

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



Ph (06) 278 7310 | Mobile ( 027) 724 7998 | hawera@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

At Hawera Kindergarten we believe:

The paua and it’s beautiful shell inspires our thinking about learners

  • The paua needs a healthy environment and time to grow.
  • It also needs protection and
  • It needs a rock (a firm foundation) to anchor itself to.
  • It is often exposed to changes in its environment – tides, weather, water – but survives because of its firm foundation.
  • It should be valued for it’s potential as a source of food and the shells beauty.
  • It takes time and effort to reveal it’s inner beauty.


Nga mihi ki nga whānau

  • Whānau are welcome at kindergarten sessions and events and will be encouraged to contribute in their own way and time, and be involved in the programme and their child’s learning.
  • We tautoko whānau in their role as parents/caregivers.
  • We recognise and value the skills and experiences whanau can bring to our programme/kindergarten.
  • We recognise and value the uniqueness of all whānau.


Nga mihi ki nga taiao

The kindergarten environment:

  • Is calm, welcoming, engaging and challenging.
  • reflects the creative process of the children’s endeavors and learning.
  • inspires, facilitates discoveries and promotes problem solving.
  • Conveys  knowledge and understanding.
  • Is  inclusive of all cultures with particular regard to the Māori culture.

We have wonderful park-like grounds where children can run, play, climb, learn and explore