Julena Meroiti

Central Kids Owhata

My name is Julena Meroiti and my grandson attends your Owhata Kindergarten in Rotorua. I just want to say thank you for employing such fantastic people like Jenni, Leah, Tina, Denise, Jermayn, Moepera, and the relievers. (I hope I haven't forgotten anyone.) They are all really calm and welcoming and very good at their jobs. The children are well supervised and well stimulated. The kindy is always calm yet busy with little people who obviously feel secure to explore and play. And the space is always freshened up with new ideas and always clean. The play areas are so amazing and the children want for nothing! Thank you for such a fabulous team who provide a superb service where I am really happy to take my grandson. I feel secure myself that he's really well cared for as this is my third attempt at finding a place that makes me feel secure. So thank you very much. Whatever you are doing ... Keep doing it!

Comments from 2017 Whānau Survey

Central Kids

“When visiting we were welcomed by friendly staff, happy children, and a vibrant and welcoming environment. We knew straight away it was the right kindy for our children”

“I was told when you find the one then you will just know. I knew Central Kids was going to be our second home because of its warmth and connection…”

“There is no ‘structure’ to the day, and yet children are constantly learning, contributing and having that ‘real life’ learning and are encouraged to explore”

“I see that the teachers have a passion in what they do and it's just amazing”  


Central Kids Golden Sands

To the Amazing Teachers at Golden Sands Early Childhood! Thank you for embracing my daughter’s obsession with Michael Jackson and continuing to develop her passion for the creative arts.  I am completely blown away by the extra lengths you have gone to ensure she has further experiences and happy moments based around “THE KING OF POP”. When I got home yesterday, Isabelle couldn’t wait to tell me that her teacher had given her a special surprise.  My husband felt blessed after seeing Isabelle’s face light up and we both agreed that nothing is more satisfying than knowing our child is loved when not in our care! I really enjoyed reading about Isabelle’s experiences and seeing the photos that captured the moment. Your hard work is totally appreciated!

Jade Tawhiti

Central Kids Ngātea

My name is Jade Tawhiti and I am the Principal of Waitakaruru School. I recently attended a special lunch at my sons kindergarten in Ngātea. It was a BBQ lunch for kids and their whānau to celebrate ‘full day Wednesdays’ or something like that. It was a very neat occasion and my wife and I enjoyed spending time with our son. What I was particularly impressed with was the use of Te Reo Māori at the centre. Our lunch was blessed by the teachers and children with a karakia, reo commands were used throughout and the whole centre had loads of reo signs etc on the walls. I am very impressed to see our early childhood centres embrace and value Reo Māori as part of our dual heritage as NZers. Well done to Central Kids Ngātea and all the staff. You are awesome.

Vicki Bosson

Central Kids Mercury Bay

My kids have been attending Central Kids Mercury Bay in Whitianga since February and I just wanted to comment on how fabulous the staff have been in helping the kids settle in and enjoying their time there. I especially want to say a big thank you to Lorna who has been instrumental in making the kindergarten what it is today. She has got amazing vision and has transformed it into a place where kids love to play and feel comfortable and safe.