Welcome to quality childcare at Whangarei Kereru Kindy

152 Bank Street, Whangarei – 0274303387

Kia ora! Come on in and have a look around our childcare facilities and cottage learning space. Meet our friendly kaiako. There are so many things to do and play with here. We also have a really cool outdoor adventure space, just waiting for you to explore with new friends. We love waiata, music, dance and stories. Come share yours with us!

  • Our hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm
  • We are licenced for just 30 children aged from 2 to 5 years of age
  • We offer 30 hours free to children aged 3 and 4 years and try to work with each family to meet their needs
  • Sessions are all day or half day or kindy sessions to suit your family
  • We are Winz subsidy approved
  • We are a lunch box centre – children bring their snacks and lunch just as they do at school
  • Stuck for transport? Inquire about our kindy pick up/ drop off service



We have been rated by the Education Review Office as ‘Well placed’.  To read all the details of the findings please click here.

A sample of the reports says:

Programme planning and assessment practices focus on children’s individual interests and prior learning. Parents’ aspirations inform planning which is updated regularly. Portfolios keep whānau informed of their child’s learning journey. Teachers make good use of programme evaluation to reflect on the impact of their teaching practice.


Or to enrol with us, please click on the link below to print the enrolment form. Please complete it and bring it in with you on your first visit. We will also need a copy of your child’s birth certificate and immunisation record.

Kereru Kindy enrolment form link

You may be eligible for the WINZ childcare subsidy, click here for information.

We work together in a professional, magical, fun, connected way (Whanaungatanga), for the good of children, whānau, hapu, iwi and teachers. (Ako) We aim for children to grow up as competent and confident learners, secure and healthy in mind, body and spirit.  (Wairua)

We believe that:

  • Play is the vehicle through which learning occurs. Children’s play will be extended through an environment, rich in resources and learning opportunities, though the use of the Tamariki interests and by empowering them to develop into the best possible person they are capable to become. (Te Tai Ao)
  • A commitment to Te Tirito o Waitangi is shown through a Te Ao Maori approach- developing the calm, happy, practice of our team, where children are recognised as unique and individual (manaakitanga)
  • Parents’ aspirations for their tamariki are paramount, and shared decision-making supports children’s learning and development.
  • Mistakes are opportunities for valuable learning, we have a ‘no blame’ culture (Mana)

Our love of learning is celebrated through:

  • Children’s engagement in creativity and
  • Collaboration, motivation and flexibility


Kia rangatira ai te tamaiti, Admire the child

Tohua ki te aroha, Guide with love

Tukuna tona mana, kia rere, Allow their (own) authority to flow.

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