49A Lismore Street, New Plymouth 4312



Monday – Friday

Kindergarten Day: 8:30am – 2:30pm

Morning Session: 8:30am – 11:30am

Afternoon Session: 11:30am – 2:30pm



• The staff at Merrilands 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.

• All of our teachers are qualified and registered Early Childhood Teachers.



Ph (06) 758 2531 | Mobile (027) 812 7574 |



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



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


Tucked away down a long driveway hides Te Whare ō ngā Puāwai (The House of Blossoms), Merrilands Kindergarten.


A diverse learning community where we value tamariki (children) as taonga (treasure) and respect their rights to kindness, love, safety, whānaungatanga and manaakitanga.


We work in collaboration to enhance the potential of ngā tamariki, by developing responsive reciprocal partnerships between our whānau, kaiako (teachers) and the wider community.


Our learning community is warm and welcoming, we embrace inclusion and participation by all. We celebrate diversity and the unique identities of people that form the richness of our society.


Our large open outdoor space is complimented by an indoor environment that is carefully considered and intentional in response to the needs of all ākonga (learners). Children can anticipate regular routines and caregiving practices.


We promote respect and responsibility through positive language, clear expectations and consistency to nurture life-long learning habits.


Kaiako weave aspects of Te Ao Māori, and Te Reo Māori to support and protect mātauranga Māori (knowledge), empowering the future kaitiaki (guardians) of Aotearoa.



Whānau Comments

“Our kids just feel at home, all the teachers are great and all the events are a great way to bring all the families together.”


“I really like the teaching team, facilities (great outdoor area) and the convenience (location and proximity to my other kid’s school)”


“We like the kindy, the kids love it and bonus it’s free”


“Fully trained teachers who go the extra mile, wonderful community spirit. Play based learning.”