Mercury Bay Kindergarten
Kihikihi Kindergarten

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.



Super male role model evening

Tamariki were joined by their ‘super male role models’ for an evening of fun at Central Kids Laughton Kindergarten. Each […]

Laughton’s Annual Ironman Event

Central Kids Laughton in Taupō recently held their Annual Ironman Event this month. Our tamariki took part in training sessions […]

‘Watering the Natives’ programme

Recently tamariki from Central Kids Laughton Kindergarten attended an excursion with Kids Greening Taupō ‘Watering the Natives’ at 3 Mile […]

Thanks Resene Taupō

A huge thank you to Resene Taupō for donating some paint to Central Kids Laughton Kindergarten. Over the summer, one […]
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Head Teacher
Kathryn Bond

Jenny McLean

29 Laughton Street
Taupo 3351

07 378 6401

027 234 9954


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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