Whaihanga Early Learning Centre

Whaihanga Early Learning Centre

Central Kids Whaihanga is situated in the school grounds of Knighton Normal School in the suburb of Hillcrest in Hamilton. Due to the proximity of the Waikato University our centre provides quality care and education for children within a short distance of this facility and also for the wider community.

Whaihanga is a small intimate centre. All teachers are qualified and have a clear commitment to the Central Kids philosophy of using play as a vehicle for future learning. We promote a strong family-like atmosphere supported by tuakana/teina relationships among children, and a ‘key teacher’ system effectively supports children’s sense of wellbeing and promotes responsive relationships with families.

Our philosophy statement aligns to the Central Kids Strategic Plan, and is underpinned by the concepts of whanaungatanga, aroha, taonga o Papatūānuku and whaihangatanga.

Whaihanga is an Enviroschool and a participant in the Para Kore programme with a strong commitment to sustainability and reducing waste.

We welcome you to visit us anytime.

Whaihanga Early Learning Centre Details

Contact Details

Justine Lasseter
Acting Kaiwhakaako | Centre Manager

Jennifer Nash
Tokotū Whakahaere | Administrator

Address:
45A Knighton Road
(Knighton Normal School grounds)
Hillcrest, Hamilton 3251

Phone: 07 856 9426
Mobile: 021 032 0636
Email : whaihanga@centralkids.org.nz



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Session Times

Session Times Hours
Monday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Thursday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Term Breaks OPEN

Children welcome from 2 years to school age

20 hours FREE

from 2 years to school age*

Fees over any free hours:
0-20 hrs – $8.50 per hr
20.25-30hrs – $8.00 per hr
30.25-40hrs – $6.85 per hr
40.25-50hrs – $6.30 per hr

*conditions apply

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Whaihanga Early Learning Centre

Central Kids Whaihanga is situated in the school grounds of Knighton Normal School in the suburb of Hillcrest in Hamilton. Due to the proximity of the Waikato University our centre provides quality care and education for children within a short distance of this facility and also for the wider community.

Whaihanga is a small intimate centre. All teachers are qualified and have a clear commitment to the Central Kids philosophy of using play as a vehicle for future learning. We promote a strong family-like atmosphere supported by tuakana/teina relationships among children, and a ‘key teacher’ system effectively supports children’s sense of wellbeing and promotes responsive relationships with families.

Our philosophy statement aligns to the Central Kids Strategic Plan, and is underpinned by the concepts of whanaungatanga, aroha, taonga o Papatūānuku and whaihangatanga.

Whaihanga is an Enviroschool and a participant in the Para Kore programme with a strong commitment to sustainability and reducing waste.

We welcome you to visit us anytime.

News

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Centre Manager
Naomi Peterson

Administrator
Jennifer Nash

Address
45A Knighton Road
Hillcrest, Hamilton 3251

Phone
07 856 9426

Mobile
021 032 0636

Email
whaihanga@centralkids.org.nz


 
Session times

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Term Breaks

Hours

7.30am - 5.30pm
7.30am - 5.30pm
7.30am - 5.30pm
7.30am - 5.30pm
7.30am - 5.30pm
OPEN

20 hours FREE from 2 years to school age*

Fees over any free hours:
0-20 hrs - $8.00 per hr
20.25-30hrs - $7.50 per hr
30.25-40hrs - $6.35 per hr
40.25-50hrs - $5.80 per hr
*conditions apply

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