2 McKellar St, Oakura 4314



Monday – Friday 8.30 am – 2.30 pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8.30 am -2.30 pm

Thursday and Friday 8.30 am – 2.30 pm



The staff at Kaitake Kindergarten consists of a teaching team of six and  Kindergarten Administrator.

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



Ph (06) 752 7016 | Mobile (027) 812 1018 | kaitake@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


Kaitake Kindergarten is in the centre of the Ōakura beach community at the base of the Kaitake Ranges. Our kindergarten consists of both urban and rural families.  We are within walking distance to Matekai Park, Ōakura Village, the beach, Ōakura Marae, School, Library and Playcentre.


Kaiako value, respect and take pride in being part of this community, we have strong relationships with people and other services including surrounding schools, local businesses and clubs.


Our Values and Philosophy:

• At Kaitake we have reciprocal relationships with tamariki, whānau and kaiako creating a rich learning environment with a positive regard for everyone.

• Sustainable practices are a valuable part of our learning, we take care of people and our environment.

• We work collaboratively developing genuine, caring relationships based on open respectful communication.

• Tamariki create and act on their own ideas, develop knowledge and skills in areas that interest them.


About our kindergarten environment

Our building is open plan which has been purpose built in 1993. Our environment provides easy indoor and outdoor flow which allows tamariki to freely choose where they wish to play. Our outdoor swing, sandpit and deck areas have a weatherproof roof which allows outside play all year round.

In summer months tamariki enjoy exploring in our kindergarten ngahere, which includes our ‘bug hotel’, and willow tunnel.


Whānau Comments

“My child asks everyday “Is today a kindergarten day?”  Thank you so much for making all of us feel so welcome at Kaitake Kindergarten. We love being a part of this community and the kindergarten has made it so special for us since moving here”.


“A big thank you to all Kaiako. Our tamariki have all grown and become very independent, we feel this has really given them a good start for going to Kura.  You have all gone that bit extra to support our whānau and we are very sad to be leaving. He loved the freedom to play, make new friends and use his imagination.  I am always amazed when I come in at the fun and somewhat calm and peaceful atmosphere that you have all created. Pretty impressive”.