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Rāwhiti Kindergarten

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.




Kindness Day at Rāwhiti

Central Kids Rāwhiti Kindergarten in Matamata celebrated ‘Kindness Day’ on Friday. We encourage children to ‘be kind whenever they can, […]

Haere mai e te Rangatira Donovan Clarke.

Central Kids welcomed their new CEO at a pōwhiri on Monday. Donovan was supported by his whānau whānui who travelled […]

Māra Kai | Community Garden is underway

We are in the beginning stages of creating a māra kai, a community garden. Growing healthy kai with and four […]

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 […]

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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