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 and a Teacher Aide.

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

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

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.