39A Marama Crescent, Spotswood, New Plymouth 4310



Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 2:30pm



The staff at Ngamotu Kindergarten consists of a teaching team of three,  a Kindergarten Administrator, a cook and a Teacher Aide.

We are a food service kindergarten and provide cooked meals for tamariki everyday.

The group size is a maximum of 30 children aged 2- 6 years.



Ph (06) 751 0298 | Mobile (027) 267 3835 |



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

Nga mihi o te wa ki a koe te whanau. Greetings to you and the family

Nau mai haere mai, welcome to Ngamotu Kindergarten

We would love to have you and your child/children come and join us at our beautiful kindergarten. We have spacious grounds, large trees, vegetable gardens, fruit trees, wilderness as well as space to run and explore. Our curriculum is fun and educationally enriched with activities and experiences that nurture and promote children to grow as competent and confident learners, healthy in mind, body and spirit.
Our teachers are all experienced and committed to providing quality learning for your child.

Positive and responsive interactions between children, teachers, and parents nurture relationships to support a peaceful atmosphere where cultural diversity is recognized and valued.


We are proud of the many strengths or special features that our kindergarten offers families. Some of these include:

  • Environmental awareness – gardening, observing, exploring and nurturing the environment
  • Self help and self care skills – toileting, handwashing, karakia and healthy eating. (We provide a healthy morning tea every day for the children. This includes fresh fruit and vegetables, homemade dips e.g hummus and bean dip, plus other wholesome foods.)
  • Social awareness and competence – We support children to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will foster ongoing relationships with others.
  • Literacy and Numeracy – This is integrated into planned and spontaneous experiences with children. Our teachers have all completed a Ministry of Education literacy programme to ensure our teaching practice is aligned to what is recognised to be ‘best practice’ to support children’s learning.
  • Celebrating language and cultural diversity – We use te reo Maori and English at the kindergarten and we are committed to extending our knowledge, skills and attitudes.
  • The Arts – We enjoy dancing, singing, performing, making music, listening to music as well as exploring a range of visual art experiences with children.


Parent’s comments about Ngamotu Kindergarten

  • “You have welcomed our boys, cherished them, invested yourselves into their lives by your energy, patience and your laughter.
    There is no doubt in our minds that every ‘little Penno’ who strides up Ngamotu Rd hill to school has done so enthusiastically and ready to learn because of the time, attention and love of ‘finding stuff out’ you amazing women have given them.
    We are eternally grateful for your gifts of kindness, caring, compassion and the delight in the small things.
    You all are, and will always be, remembered as ‘the best kindy teachers and support staff ever!”