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.



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


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

We currently enroll thirty children in each session with ratios of 1 teacher to 10 children. We employ four teachers and one administrative staff (KA).

All of our teachers are qualified and registered early childhood teachers.

While at kindergarten your children will learn to socialise and interact with others; problem solve and be creative; make independent choices; and develop the foundation skills necessary for the formal learning environment of school, and for later life.


Parents Comments:

  • “Sam is absolutely loving Merrilands Kindy. We are so glad we made the move. He’s going ahead leaps and bounds! Thank you”.
  • “Teachers are very supportive, approachable and open minded”.
  • “Charlie absolutely loves coming to kindy. I think all the teachers are doing a fabulous job. You all really get what makes Charlie ‘tick’ and I really appreciate that. I welcome your feedback anytime”.
  • “I love how child and parent are greeted when we arrive …. small things mean a lot”


Our environment offers:

  • Extensive outdoor areas
  • Room to run and have fun
  • Positive links between Kindergarten and home
  • Stimulating challenging programme
  • Well equipped resources

Ko te mokopuna he taonga tino whakahirahira, ahakoa ona tau, Tona whakapapa, Tona ira tangata me ona pumanawatanga. – the child is the greatest treasure, regardless of age, iwi, gender and ability.