Ruawai Kindergarten is a fantastic rural Kindergarten providing our Kaipara tamariki with the opportunity to explore, share and learn alongside their peers, teachers and families.

At Ruawai Kindergarten we believe that children develop best in a natural home like environment where we actively support children’s transitions in an environment, where holistic development is underpinned by the Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whâriki. We now offer a roll of 40 children looked after by 5 ECE qualified teachers and an administrator.

We are a Green / Gold Enviroschools kindergarten, which is guided by five principles, these are; Sustainable Communities, Maori Perspectives, Learning for Sustainability, Respect for Diversity of People and Culture & Empowered Students.

We promote a culture of respect, independence and responsibility (Manaakitanga). We view tamariki, kaiako, whānau and community as equal partners in the teaching and learning process.

Our natural environment gives children the freedom to explore, (regardless of the weather) interact and experiment socially with loose parts, within a culture of trust; developing competence, interdependence and self-regulation.

Haere Mai Koutou! Come and visit – spend time with us, enjoy your surroundings and our awesome learning environment…  See you soon!

Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi, With your basket and my basket the people will thrive

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Ruawai Kindergarten

Kindergarten Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm

Childcare Fees


Kindergarten Dates

Opening Date
Monday 8 January 2024
Teacher Day 1
Tuesday 2 April 2024
Teacher Day 2
Friday 25 October 2024
Week Closure
Monday 8 to Friday 12 July 2024
NKA Closure Date 1
Monday 8 April 2024
NKA Closure Date 2
Friday 18 October 2024
Closing Date
Wednesday 18 December 2024
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