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Paraone Kindergarten

Central Kids Paraone is situated in the Central Plateau surrounded by majestic mountains, rivers and National parks. We are located in the small community of Taumarunui.

Our programme is supported by Te Whāriki our Early Childhood curriculum that is uniquely bicultural and values inclusiveness.

Play Play Play is what we are about and this makes the way we learn extremely exciting, meaningful and lots of fun. Our outdoor environment is large and open plan allowing children to gage their own interests, have autonomy over their exploration whilst being in nature and experiencing the elements.

Whanaungatanga, Manākitanga and Kaitiakitanga are values that underpin the kindergarten’s vision and philosophy.

We have consistent routines and unique rituals that build on a strong sense of mana whenua, thus developing a strong sense of place and identity.

Regular excursions in and around the community support our programme and promote place-based learning. The tamariki and kaiako engage in purposeful hui following tikanga processes to plan for the excursions about the town.

Transitions are supportive. We encourage whānau and their tamariki to stay at kindergarten till they are six years old promoting best outcomes for children. Children are able to thrive as they have had a rich and full early childhood experience within the highest quality learning environment.

We welcome new families to the kindergarten, come for a visit today.

Nau Mai Haere Mai.



Community Walks in Taumarunui

Central Kids Paraone go on regular walks in the community.  Here we are going to the fruit and vege truck […]

Sharing Teaching Resources in Taumarunui

At Central Kids, we are so fortunate that we get to share teaching with teachers from other centres in Taumarunui, […]

Insects in their natural environment

A group of tamariki at Central Kids Paraone observed insects in their natural environment and then planned, designed, organised materials […]

Stage One Playground Upgrade Completion

Central Kids Paraone in Taumarunui are very grateful and thankful to Trust Waikato and New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) for their contribution towards their […]

Head Teacher
Ally Te Wano

Jaquline Stols

4 Paraone Street
Taumarunui 3920

07 895 8217

021 170 8629


Session times

Term breaks


8.45am - 2.45pm
8.45am - 2.45pm
8.45am - 2.45pm
8.45am - 2.45pm
8.45am - 2.45pm

Fee Structure & FREE Hours Info
20 hours FREE from 2 years to school age*
$3.00 per hour over any free hours
*conditions apply

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