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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.

Our beliefs and practice is founded on whanaungatanga /relationships and manaakitanga /caring for others. We support tamariki to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities to be great learners in partnership with whānau.

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

16/12/2021

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 […]
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. […]
14/07/2021

Mānawatia a Matariki

We have been learning about Matariki at Central Kids Helen Downer. We decided to capture our knowledge through an art […]
14/06/2021

Visits from Whaea T.A.

Here at Central Kids Helen Downer we are fortunate to have Whaea T.A. visit us from the Rotorua Public Library.  […]
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Head Teacher
Carol Gabolinscy

Administrator
Alice Colville

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

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