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Laughton Kindergarten

Nau Mai Haere Mai ki Central Kids Laughton, the longest established Kindergarten in Taupō.

We respect each child as an individual and believe that our tamariki are powerful, competent and bring with them their own identity, mana (strengths), mohiotanga (knowledge), interest and abilities. Our tamariki are encouraged and supported to be drivers of their own learning.

Bi-cultural practice is strongly embedded within the programme.  There is a strong commitment to ensuring that our programme, environment and teaching practice reflects the dual heritage of Aotearoa. We celebrate cultural diversity within our community and our aim is to recognise our tamariki culture in our teaching practice.

We promote a strong partnership with whānau based on authentic relationships and connectedness with our community. We provide an inclusive programme and environment, which reflects and celebrates the kaupapa/ cultures of the community that we serve.  Our ‘open door’ policy enables engagement with all whānau.

We have a strong presence in our wider community. We have a robust transition programme with all local schools, an intergenerational learning programme with our ‘Grandfriends’ at St Johns Wood Rest Home, and are part of a joint planting initiative with Greening Taupō and Taupō District Council in the park behind our kindergarten.

Central Kids Laughton is very close to the central business district and has an inviting sunny aspect. We welcome you to come in and see us anytime.

News

05/03/2019

Central Kids Enters Partnership for Complex Needs Preschoolers

Exciting News!! Central Kids Early Education and McKenzie Centre, an early intervention centre for children with special needs, have created […]
27/11/2018

Tree Fund Initiative

Tiakina a Papatūānuku – Protect and enhance the environment We are proud to announce our new Tree Fund initiative.  For […]
16/10/2018

New Teacher at Central Kids Laughton

Kia ora, my name is Kathryn Bond and I am fortunate to have lived in Taupō for the last 12 […]

Head Teacher
Jan Smith

Administrator
Jenny McLean

Address
29 Laughton Street
Taupo 3351

Phone
07 378 6401

Mobile
027 234 9954

Email
laughton@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*

$3.00 per hour over any free hours
*conditions apply

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