Helen Downer Kindergarten

Helen Downer Kindergarten

Central Kids Helen Downer was the first kindergarten in Rotorua. We opened in 1954, established by Mrs Helen Downer and we are proudly named in her honour.

We have a large outdoor playground where children can freely engage with nature, including food gardens and a worm farm.

We are well resourced to enhance children’s learning further, supported by amazing teachers. We are a diverse kindergarten with many cultures. Each child and their whānau has a dedicated teacher to awhi them through the transitions – kaitiakitanga.

We are whānau and for the tamariki.

Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai – Nurture the seed and it will blossom.

Helen Downer Kindergarten Details

Contact Details

Carol Gabolinscy
Kaiwhakaako | Head Teacher

Alice Colville
Tokotū Whakahaere | Administrator

Address
36 York Street, Glenholme
Rotorua 3010

Phone: 07 348 1576
Mobile: 022 095 2553
Email : helendowner@centralkids.org.nz



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Session Times

Session Times Hours
Monday 8.00am – 3.30pm
Tuesday 8.00am – 3.30pm
Wednesday 8.00am – 3.30pm
Thursday 8.00am – 3.30pm
Friday 8.00am – 3.30pm
Term Breaks OPEN
30 hours FREE

from 2 years to school age*

Fees over any free hours:
$4.00 per hour over any free hours

*conditions apply

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Helen Downer Kindergarten

Central Kids Helen Downer was the first kindergarten in Rotorua. We opened in 1954, established by Mrs Helen Downer and we are proudly named in her honour.

We have a large outdoor playground where children can freely engage with nature, including food gardens and a worm farm.

We are well resourced to enhance children’s learning further, supported by amazing teachers. We are a diverse kindergarten with many cultures. Each child and their whānau has a dedicated teacher to awhi them through the transitions – kaitiakitanga.

We are whānau and for the tamariki.

Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai – Nurture the seed and it will blossom.

News

23/09/2022
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Ngongotahā support the Rotorua Marathon

Recently the team at Central Kids Ngongotahā Kindergarten alongside a few whānau members dressed up and headed along to the Rotorua Marathon.   Dressed up in […]
22/09/2022
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Laughton perform at Ngati Tūwharetoa Taiopenga 2022

Here is a brief snippet of ngā tamariki from Central Kids Laughton Kindergarten in Taupō, performing at last weeks Ngati Tūwharetoa Taiopenga Festival 2022. How proud […]
21/09/2022
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Waiata with Matua Grant at Kinloch Kindergarten

At Central Kids Kinloch Kindergarten, we have received funding from our local Kinloch Families Trust to have Matua Grant come and visit us each fortnight and […]
20/09/2022
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New Atua panels at Central Kids Huntly East & West Kindergartens

In celebration of Te wiki o te reo Maori 2022 last week, Central Kids Huntly West and East Kindergartens put up their new Atua panels. These […]
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Head Teacher
Carol Gabolinscy

Administrator
Hana Pene

Address
36 York Street, Glenholme
Rotorua 3010

Phone
07 348 1576

Mobile
022 095 2553

Email
helendowner@centralkids.org.nz

 
Session times

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Term breaks

Hours

8.00am - 3.30pm
8.00am - 3.30pm
8.00am - 3.30pm
8.00am - 3.30pm
8.00am - 3.30pm
OPEN

30 hours FREE from 2 years to school age*

$3.50 per hour over any free hours
*conditions apply

Image Gallery