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Onerahi - Whangarei

Kiwi Kids Early Learning Centre

Kiwi Kids Early Learning Centre is a modern and well equipped educational space - created to develop the healthy bodies and healthy minds of our children within a stimulating and caring environment.

Kiwi Kids Early Learning Centre is a family centre where your child and whanau will feel at home and part of our extended whanau. Kiwi Kids is a purpose built centre, creating three developmental areas for your child. The Piwakawaka room is for our young infants, the Tui tots room is for our busy toddlers and the Kereru Kindy is for our ever exploring young children.

Fun, play, fresh air and outdoor exploration are very important elements in the healthy development of our children. Kiwi Kids Early Learning Centre provides a secure outdoor area for kids to experience the natural environment at their own pace. Inside we are equipped with various musical, technological, artistic, manipulative and quiet activities for the children to explore.

Kiwi Kids Early Learning Centre and its teachers are passionate about providing an environment that nurtures the healthy bodies and healthy minds of our children.

Licensed for

50 children

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Onerahi - Whangarei

Onerahi Free Kindergarten

Onerahi is a seaside suburb approximately 7km’s southeast of Whangarei City and is situated on the Whangarei Harbour. We have a diverse multicultural population with a strong sense of community. This community is serviced by two local primary schools which the kindergarten has close relationships with.

We have a warm and welcoming atmosphere, a large, safe and inspiring natural environment and are well resourced. We provide a stimulating, challenging programme based on children’s strengths and interests, and help prepare them for lifelong learning. We are committed to environmental sustainability through our vegetable garden, worm farm, composting, and recycling programmes.

We are an all day Kindergarten with a roll of 40 children. We have 4 registered teachers with a ratio of 1:10. We are proud to be a fees free Kindergarten. We work closely with the local primary schools to help children transition to school.

Licensed for

40 children

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Onerahi - Whangarei

Simply Kids Preschool

Welcome To Simply Kids Preschool

Simply Kids is based in Onerahi, Whangarei and we are close to local reserves and surrounded by nature.

Our family-orientated childcare centre has been owner operated since 2001. We pride ourselves on offering focused and tailored learning opportunities through our extensive outdoor areas, mini farm, and natural evironment.

At Simply Kids, we strive our best to have your children feel safe and comfortable in an environment that encourages a diverse range of learning experiences and multi-cultural awareness. A trusted relationship between teachers and family/whanau is paramount.  

OUR PLANNED INTERACTIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME encourages children to become active learners, and helps to develop skills needed for their on-going education.

Our programme follows the principles, goals and strands of Te Wháriki; the New Zealand early childhood curriculum. We also follow an emergent curriculum to plan ways to extend the children’s interests and strengths, thereby empowering them “to grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society”

(Te Wháriki; Ministry of Education, 1996, p.9).

For every child, we maintain a personal portfolio that displays their learning journey through stories and photos. Parents are encouraged to share and contribute to your child's learning experience.


All children from 3 - 5 years are given the choice to participate. This programme is offered for approximately half an hour each day. The children participate in fun and interactive learning experiences with a focus on extending their literacy, numeracy, scientific, artistic, sport, music, and carpentry skills. These experiences are designed to extend the particular cognitive, social and physical abilities of this age group. This programme aims to make the transition from preschool to primary school easier for the children.

We also run a NATURE KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMME where outdoor excursions are a regular occurrence. A carefully supervised group of children venture into the Waimahanga bush reserve to make discoveries and learn about the wonders of our natural environment.

We also have a MINI FARM onsite: Leila the goat, chickens, ducks are all at home in our centre. Children can choose to participate in feeding and caring for our animals.  

Licensed for

28 children

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Onerahi - Whangarei

Onerahi Playcentre

Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to Onerahi Playcentre Playcentre is unlike any other early childhood education organisation. At Playcentre, both children and their parents / caregivers attend. At Playcentre children get the opportunity to learn and explore in a fun and safe environment. The curiosity and creativity of our tamariki is nurtured in a way that allows them to learn about themselves and their world. Your child will be given a chance to explore, create, climb, read, sing, experiment, play music, wear costumes, have their face painted (or do it themselves!), garden, do carpentry with real tools, bake and cook, build sandcastles, swing, slide, dance, spend time in nature and get messy. The activities change every day. Playcentre parents all bring different skills, interests, and cultural backgrounds to add to the rich learning environment.

Licensed for

30 children

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Onerahi - Whangarei

Te Kōhanga Reo o Raurimu

Te Kōhanga Reo

The kōhanga reo movement is a unique initiative based on total immersion in Māori language and values with the aim of passing on Māori culture to future generations.

Kōhanga reo emphasise the revitalisation of the culture through te reo Māori and are dependent on the active participation of the whole whānau. The kaupapa of kōhanga reo aims to strengthen whānau capabilities in cultural, social, economic, spiritual and political matters. Education, health and wellbeing are inherent within all aspects of the kaupapa. The prime focus is the whānau – its collective development, growth, accountability and wellbeing set within a Māori cultural context.

Kōhanga reo do not regard tamariki in isolation, but as important members of the whānau. The kōhanga reo philosophy is that tamariki will benefit when whānau successfully operate according to the kaupapa. Tamariki are an integral part of whānau development.

The following key goals are the foundation of te kōhanga reo kaupapa established in 1982:

  • total immersion in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga in daily operations
  • whānau decision-making, management and responsibility
  • accountability
  • health and wellbeing of mokopuna and whānau.

The key goals of te kōhanga reo assure that there will be:

  • security in te reo Māori
  • a supportive, caring environment for mokopuna
  • whānau (collective) sharing of responsibilities, knowledge and expertise
  • greater respect and appreciation of each other.

Licensed for

27 children