357 Tukapa St, New Plymouth 4310



Monday – Friday
Kindergarten Day: 8.45am – 2.45pm

Monday- Friday
Morning Session: 8.45am- 11.45am
Afternoon Session: 11.45am- 2.45pm



The staff at Kahikatea 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) 753 4989  | Mobile (027) 812 0520 | kahikatea@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

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

Children are at the heart of our philosophy with our program being driven by children’s passions, strengths and interests.

We celebrate and support families in their parenting role and provide an environment that is inclusive of all.

The uniqueness of each child is valued and promoted empowering children to see themselves as independent, confident learners.

We model and nurture children to become socially competent, developing positive and respectful relationships.

Children actively explore our safe, exciting and challenging playground. They take risks, have fun and engage in wonderful dramatic and imaginative play with their friends.


Parents comments:

“Thank you all so much for all you have done for Lauren over the past year. Her confidence has grown so much and she is now such a happy, joy filled little girl. Thank you for all your nurturing and support” – Shelley & Jonathan

“Thank you so much for making Greer’s start to her education an exciting, supportive and energetic one. You are such a great crew. We couldn’t be more happy with Greer’s Kindy years. Thank you so very much” – Wendy & Rob

He iti te mokoroa nāna te kahikatea i kakati (Even the small can make a big impact on the big)