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Qualified, passionate teachers, large outdoor spaces, transition to school programmes and 20 ECE hours each week.

Our Location > Leamington Kindergarten

pano 2021

Monday - Friday — OPEN 8am–5pm!
Extended Day: Any 6.5–9hrs with a start time between 8am–9am
Morning: Any 4–4.5hrs between 8am–12.30pm
Afternoon: Any 3–4.5hrs between 12.30pm–5pm

20 Hours free from 2 years old.
$5.00 per hour for any additional hours*
(*NOTE: $8 per hour if you have attested any of your 20 ECE Hours at another service)

P 07 827 6680
E leamington@kindergarten.org.nz

0800 CHILDREN (244 537)


49 Thompson Street, Cambridge


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Enrol from birth. 20 FREE Hours from 2 years of age.


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About Leamington Kindergarten

Leamington Kindergartens Waikato is that something extra special in the local community! 

Leamington Kindergartens Waikato is well-respected for delivering high quality, affordable education and childcare in Cambridge. We provide a child-centred programme based on children’s emerging interests.  Teachers empower children to become confident and independent learners. Children pursue their learning, build self esteem, and experience self success.

  • Warm & welcoming staff who are passionate about teaching and learning.
  • Safe, caring and stimulating environment.
  • Well resourced and huge outdoor play area.
  • Children develop social interaction and respect.
  • Private online learning portfolios for parents (sharing photos, videos and stories about your child).
  • An exclusive early childhood partnership with the Enviroschools Programme (eg. recycling, composting, gardening).
  • In Partnership with Sports Waikato Under5 Energize to eat healthy, be active & have fun! 
  • Learning based on the NZ Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki.
  • Value family/whānau and kindergarten partnership.
  • Transition to school programme.

"They are providing a special experience and memory for my child."

- Family Survey

"Children's social development is nurtured through respectful and trusting relationships with teachers, and they develop close friendships with each other."

- ERO Report

"Children always seem happy and having fun exploring new things."

- Family Survey

Our qualified staff carefully plan programmes that fulfil the early childhood curriculum. We aim to ensure children are competent, confident and successful learners. Children will learn and develop:

  • A strong foundation in reading, writing and maths
  • Art, creativity, music and dance skills
  • An understanding of sustainability and their environment
  • The importance of New Zealand's heritage
  • Social skills, behaviour management and manners
  • Self confidence
  • Learning skills such as independence, creativity and curiosity
  • Friendships that may last throughout their schooling
  • Relationships with consistent, familiar teachers
  • To understand and operate within a structured routine

Teachers provide learning extensions that prepare you child for school which include numeracy & numbers, literacy & language, nature & science, computers & technology, puzzles & games, creative arts, sand & water play, trips, transition to school programme, child friendships… and more!

Children work together at mat time to share daily information, stories, songs, movement, drama & waiata, etc.

A typical daily learning routine

8.00am - 8.30am - Welcome children & family/whānau

Activities/Child led learning

9.30am - Mat Time Hui 
10.30am - Morning Tea Kai
11.45am - Tidy Up time Wā whakapai

12.00pm - 12.30pm
Morning Children - Farewell Haere raa
School Day Children - Lunch Kai
Afternoon Children
 - Welcome 
Activities/Child led learning

2.15pm - Afternoon Tea Kai
2.30pm - Tidy Up time Wā whakapai
2.45pm - Mat Time Hui 
5pm - Farewell children Haere raa

Tania Tania

Head Teacher


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