Garaway Kindergarten

Apanui Kindergarten

Let our place be your place, enrol at Central Kids Kindergartens Apanui.

We are located in the Sunny Bay of Plenty: Whakatāne, a great place to live. We understand what an important decision it is choosing the right place for your child. Our door is always open. There is lots of room for your child to explore and learn through play at their pace. Your child can follow their interests and be guided by our team of talented staff to support your child’s potential. A highly qualified and collaborative team with 60+ combined years of experience are skilled to meet the care and education needs of your child. Each staff member brings individual skills and strengths which complement the individual learning skills and styles of every child. Staff are trained in the Incredible Years programme, Oral language and Literacy Initiative, Hanen programme and participate in the Whakatāne Kāhui Ako to support positive learning pathways for children.

Positive relationships and working partnerships are key to our approach. Our warm caring environment will embrace and value your child. We provide lots of hands on learning experience and opportunities for children to explore and have fun. We also have two resident rabbits that play a valuable part in our programme, teaching children about caring for the living world while hopping happily amongst the children at play.

Come and see our amazing learning environment for yourself.



Kindergarten 2021 holiday closing & 2022 reopening dates

Central Kids Kindergartens and Early Learning Centre closure & reopening dates are as follows: 2021 closing dates: ⭐️ Friday, 17th […]

Thanks to the Whakatanē Ohope Community Board

Central Kids Kindergartens Apanui would like to thank the Whakatāne Ohope Community board for their support towards purchasing a new […]

Level 3 Opening

Central Kids Kindergartens and Early Learning Centres will be open from Wednesday, 1st September for tamariki of essential service workers. […]

Thanks to Trust Horizon

Central Kids Apanui Kindergarten in Whakatāne would like to thank Trust Horizon for assisting us to provide our kindergarten with […]
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Head Teacher
Keryn Thompson

Mahala Ogle

41A Apanui Avenue
Whakatāne 3158

07 308 5046

022 682 5096


Session times

Term breaks


8.30am - 2.30pm
8.30am - 2.30pm
8.30am - 2.30pm
8.30am - 2.30pm
8.30am - 2.30pm

20 hours FREE from 2 years to school age*
$3.50 per hour over any free hours
*conditions apply

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