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Garaway Kindergarten

For over 50 years Central Kids Garaway Kindergarten has been providing quality early childhood education and care for children and their families in Whakatāne.

Our team are passionate registered teachers who promote respectful and genuine partnerships with whānau/families and the wider community.  Our key teacher practice ensures a safe and secure transition for each child through a strong, warm and supportive relationship. Teachers are trained in the Incredible Years programme that promotes calm, consistent behaviour management strategies to support children’s social and emotional development.

At Central Kids Garaway Kindergarten each child experiences an environment that stimulates children’s engagement and learning. Our expansive indoor and outdoor spaces allow children to learn through play and explore at their own pace. We celebrate each child for who they are and what they bring to the learning environment. We are rich in oral language and literacy and believe that every child can grow into a confident and competent lifelong learner.

You and your whānau are welcome anytime to visit and explore our learning environment and experience the difference that is Central Kids Garaway Kindergarten.

News

31/08/2021

Level 3 Opening

Central Kids Kindergartens and Early Learning Centres will be open from Wednesday, 1st September for tamariki of essential service workers. […]
30/04/2021

Walking evacuation routes

In professional time in the holiday term break, the Central Kids Strathmore & Garaway Kindergarten teaching teams practised walking an […]
07/04/2021

Long standing relationships in Whakatāne

Central Kids Garaway is a long-standing kindergarten within the Whakatāne community.  The relationships we have with families, whānau and tamariki, […]
29/03/2021

The life cycle of frogs

We have been caring and learning about the lift cycle of frogs at Central Kids Garaway in Whakatāne.   Last week, […]
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Head Teacher
Jacqui Johnston

Administrator
Linda Wilson

Address
43A Garaway Street
Whakatāne 3120

Phone
07 308 6813

Mobile
027 825 9557

Email
garaway@centralkids.org.nz

 
Session times

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Term Breaks

Hours

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

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

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