Hillcrest Kindergarten - Northland Kindergarten Association
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Hillcrest Kindergarten is a community based educational provider in Kaikohe. We are based on the corner of Hillcrest and Park Roads and have been part of the community since 1955.

We are a kindergarten that is culturally diverse. Our families belong to several ethnic groups and our common theme is respecting and looking after each other. He wahi maanaki tenei mo tatou katoa.


Our programme is woven within the Principals and Strands of Te Whaariki, the Early Childhood Curriculum He Whaariki Matauranga mo nga Mokopuna o Aotearoa. It is an exciting sector to be involved in and teachers aim to follow children’s strengths and interests to stimulate and extend their learning within these dimensions.


You will find four very dedicated teachers who are qualified and registered who work hard to enhance learning opportunities for your tamariki. Our ratio is 1-10. We also have a very dedicated support staff/admin person, who is also our cook. We provide morning tea and cooked lunches for all our children each day. We have a Rito Healthy Heart award from the Heart Foundation for promoting and providing healthy food and physical activity and are continuing on to reach our Silver Status with the Healthy Heart Award.

We are also part of the Kidscan trial for ECE so we are able to supply all kai at no cost.


We are looking for children to join our waiting list and pride ourselves on an open door policy for all whaanau/families community and visitors so please feel free to call in, email or phone us. Welcome Haere mai Piki mai Kake mai.

HIllcrest Info

Start & Finish Times

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 2.30pm

Our closing date for Term 4 2018

20th December

Term Dates for 2019 are:

Term 1- 23rd January-12th April

Term 2- 29th April-5th July

Term 3 22nd July-27th September

Term 4 14th October- 20th December



Kindergarten Fees

We do not charge fees so all our sessions are free of cost.

Contact Numbers

Phone: (09) 401 0548

Mobile: (027) 341 2286

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Street Address

Cnr Park & Hillcrest Rd, Kaikohe 0405


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