Charles Kindergarten
Golden Sands Early Learning Centre

Ōpōtiki Kindergarten

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.

Your tamariki are precious and their early childhood years are a time to cherish. When you trust your tamariki to Central Kids Ōpōtiki we are committed to keeping them safe and loved and encourage their learning through play in a natural environment.

We uphold and celebrate our Whakatōheatanga and connection to the land and sea through the use of whakapapa, waiata, pūrākau and mahi toi.

As an accredited Enviroschool, we proudly promote sustainable practices that reduce our environmental impact and enact our role as kaitiaki. We walk the talk by recycling; reducing our use of plastic materials; caring for our animals; growing and harvesting kai and getting involved in riparian planting.

We believe every child should have equitable access to quality early childhood education, so that’s why we offer zero fees! Our kai Ora initiative also ensures your tamariki is nourished with healthy kai and wai while here at kindergarten at no cost.

When you enrol, we commit to a partnership with you that nurtures your child’s interests and potential, supported by qualified teachers who know and understand them.

Give your tamariki the best start and connect with us today.



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Head Teacher
Sandy Porter

Debbie Green

108 Ford Street
Ōpōtiki 3162

07 315 6827

022 128 9323


Session times

Term Breaks


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

Zero Fees
(Conditions apply)

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