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Central Kids Rāwhiti is a well-established kindergarten serving second and third generation families. Relationships are at the heart of all we do. We aspire to be welcoming, respectful and inclusive, fostering a sense of belonging. We welcome parent participation, valuing the partnership between kindergarten and families. Our goal is to create a sense of whanaungatanga and connectedness among the children, whānau, teachers and the wider Matamata community.

The open, airy indoor space of the kindergarten is inviting and allows children the freedom to move which supports our strong music and movement programme. Outdoors, we have areas set up for climbing, sliding, swinging, balancing, as well as a very large outdoor grassed space that provides opportunities for children to run and play physical games. We have a tranquil native garden area with a 45 year old Kauri tree and a worm farm. We take part in the Enviroschools programme and have a strong sustainability focus for children and families.

Central Kids Rāwhiti is an extremely well-resourced kindergarten, providing opportunities for a wide range of experiences that nurture the development of self-expression, self-esteem, confidence, independence, experimentation & exploration, peaceful conflict resolution, numeracy and literacy, problem solving and a sense of fun.

To meet the needs of our community we offer full day and half day sessions.




Rāwhiti welcomes new teacher, Andrea Reed

Kia ora, my name is Andrea Reed and I am a teacher with over 15 years’ experience working with children […]

Rāwhiti welcomes CEO & Kaiarataki

It was a wonderful morning and we were delighted that the rain held off , when Donovan and Julie visited […]

New Learning Environments at Rāwhiti

At Central Kids Rāwhiti in Matamata, we have been slowly transforming our inside environment. We have been looking at how […]

Thank you Bay Trust

Central Kids Early Education would like to thank the BayTrust for the grant they provided us. It has enabled the training of […]

Head Teacher
Beverley Cruywagen

Mandy Allan

3 Konini Place
Matamata 3400

07 888 6173

021 077 5097


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*

$3.00 per hour over any free hours
*conditions apply

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