What age children may attend Kereru Kindy?

Kereru Kindy Wellsford enrols children from 3 months to age 6 years. Kereru Kindy Whangarei enrol children aged 2 years to 6 years.

What are your fees?

Our fees may differ slightly for different age groups. Please inquire if are interested in enrolling your child. Kereru Kindy tries to be flexible to meet the needs of families in each community.

Am I able to visit Kereru Kindy?

You are very welcome to visit us. We would love to show you and your child around our centre. The best way is to contact us and organise a time. See the relevant centre page for contact details.

Are the teachers qualified?

All our teachers are qualified and registered. We also employ Teacher Aids and Teachers “in training” to support our teaching staff.

Do we have to pay for Public Holidays?

There is no charge for public holidays.

Do you have a sickness policy?

Yes, we do have a sickness policy. There is a 48-hour exclusion from kindy after the last bout of vomiting or diarrhoea. Ask at the centre to view our individual policies.

Do you have parent helpers?

We welcome parent/whanau/caregivers into our centres – our door is always open.

Does my child need to be toilet trained?

We are happy to support you with toilet training, as we understand this is an ongoing journey.

How do I enrol my child?

You can pick up an enrolment pack when you visit the centre or contact us to email you the forms.

Is Kereru Kindy licenced?

Each centre is Ministry of Education licenced.

Settling into kindy?

We recommend the child visits with you 3 times before starting. As every child is different, it may take more visits or less. Visits are a good chance for you to get to know the teachers and the routine of the kindy.

What is the difference between a kindy and a childcare centre ?

Kereru Kindy is a full service childcare centre as well as an early childhood education centre, licensed by the Ministry of Education. This means that we provide childcare from 7.30am to 5.30pm weekdays. We also provide a quality learning experience for those children in our care. Parents can choose to enrol their children for a whole day, a morning or afternoon session, or a kindy (9-3) day. In Huapai and Whangarei children can enrol at Kereru Kindy from age 2 years. Our Wellsford centre caters for babies through to 5 year olds. 

When should I enrol my child?

We recommend enrolling as soon as possible, the sooner the better. Siblings get priority in the enrolment process.