George Street Kindergarten
George Street Kindergarten is a part of the Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association and operates as a non-profit, community kindergarten.
Belonging to a non-profit organisation we are passionate in ensuring that all funding is spent on what is best for our children. We are licensed for 30 children per session, a ratio of 1 teacher to 10 children. All of our permanent teachers are fully trained and registered.
Why attend George Street Kindergarten?
*We are semi-rural in a close knit community.
*We acknowledge and value the prior experiences and knowledge that children bring to kindergarten.
*We value and respect our bicultural heritage and the cultural diversity of our kindergarten.
*We believe that children learn best through play and a variety of hands on experiences.
*We value and respect the building of reciprocal relationships with parents/whanau through encouraging their input and participation in the kindergarten programme.
*We believe teachers and children/whanau work together as partners in learning.
At George Street Kindergarten we promote children’s sense of independence and self-worth through self-directed play, rolling morning/afternoon tea and excellent indoor/outdoor flow.
Children learn along-side and with their peers. Children benefit from learning in similar age and social groups because talking and playing together sparks ideas.
At George Street Kindergarten we actively encourage and welcome community and family involvement. Our partnerships with parents and local schools support effective transition to school for children.
A wide range of equipment and resources for all curriculum areas is provided to encourage and enrich all aspects of your child’s learning and development.
George Street Kindergarten participates in the Enviroschools programme and we have a very strong commitment to the environment and education for sustainability.
Early childhood is a great time to involve children in education for sustainability and develop lifelong practices to ensure the respect and protection of each other and our planet. We believe a sense of wonder, belonging to and love of the natural environment, living things and animals is critical for young children to develop lifelong respectful, positive and proactive attitudes towards protecting our environment, caring for all living creatures and creating a sustainable environment.
The 20 hours free ECE, (Early Childhood Education), is available at our kindergarten for 2, 3 and 4 year old children.
Families who choose to do more than 20 hours will incur a fee of $4.70 per hour. A bond of two weeks fees is required and all fees must be paid in advance.
We are open Monday through to Friday, 8.45am to 2.45 pm.
We are open during school terms and closed during the school term break and public holidays.