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Whaihanga Early Learning Centre

Central Kids Whaihanga is situated in the 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

31/08/2021

Level 3 Opening

Central Kids Kindergartens and Early Learning Centres will be open from Wednesday, 1st September for tamariki of essential service workers. […]
09/06/2021

Nau Mai Haere Mai – welcome to Whaea Sam & Whaea Reema

Central Kids Whaihanga is excited to announce that Sam Drummond and Reema Thakur have been appointed as teacher aides at […]
23/04/2021

Whaihanga ELC welcomes Jennifer

Central Kids Whaihanga ELC in Hamilton warmly welcomes Jennifer Nash as our new Administrator | Tokotū Whakahaere.  Already part of […]
23/03/2021

Rebuilding our mana whenua

Using our pukapuka to rebuild our mana whenua. One of the ways that tamariki at Central Kids Whaihanga use their […]
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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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