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Extended Days

We offer an extended days model at Kindergartens Waikato. This will give children further opportunities for exciting learning as well as meeting families needs.

What is the 'Extended Days' model?

  • The Kindergarten will be open through the May, July and October school holidays.
  • The Kindergarten will be open from 8.00am - 3.30pm weekdays
  • We will offer the below enrolment options:

Extended Days
Any 6.5 - 7.5hrs between 8.00am - 3.30pm

School Day
8.30am - 3.00pm (6.5hrs)

Morning
Any 4 - 4.5hrs between 8.00am - 12.30pm

Afternoon
Any 3 - 3.5hrs between 12.00pm - 3.30pm

Who offers the NEW Extended Days?

ALL of our Kindergartens offer extended days. 

How much will it cost?

  • 20 FREE Hours available from 2 years old.
  • $4.00 per hour for any additional hours*
  • *NOTE: $5.25 per hour if you have attested any of your 20 ECE Hours at another service.

Extended hours to 5pm available at some kindergartens

Deanwell, Hamilton West, Insoll, Newcastle and Leamington Kindergartens now offer extended hours to 5pm.

This provides greater flexibility for working families who need the benefits offered by longer opening hours.

The biggest bonus, of course, is the potential for children to spend more education time with our excellent Kindergarten teaching staff, and enjoy the great facilities on offer.