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Board & Charitable Trust

Waikato Kindergarten Association is a Charitable Trust that re-opened formally in 1946.  Our Head Office is located in Grey Street, Hamilton with kindergartens, centres and homebased in Hamilton, Cambridge, Ngaruawahia, Raglan and Te Kowhai

The purpose of the Trust is to:

  • provide and promote education in any of its forms for the benefit of preschool children
  • establish early childhood services in and around the Waikato district. 

The Waikato Kindergarten Association (WKA) Trust Board makes strategic decisions which affect the future of our kindergartens, education and care centres and home-based networks. The Board is guided by a strategic plan focused on 'Our children are strong in heart, head and hand — Aa taatou tamariki - he maaia, he manawanui, he pukumahi' within our quality early-learning environments.


There are 8 Trustees: which includes one Maaori Trustee and one Staff Trustee.

Amanda Beatson

amanda beatson

Peter Rogers

peter rogers

Te Hapuku Munro Rikiriki

te hapuku

Jono Peart


Caren Yaprak

caren yaprak

Alexandria Till

Alexandria Till

Kara House

kara bot

Tess Fleming

Tess Fleming

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