Leading Early Childhood Education and Care in Upper Hutt and the Wairarapa



Following a merger in August between Rimutaka Kindergarten Assn and Wellington Kindergartens we are now known as:


He Whānau Manaaki o Tararua Free Kindergarten Association Incorporated

                (or Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens)

We offer a place where 100% qualified and supportive teachers combine their experience and children's natural creativity and exploration to make learning a pleasure.

Our network of kindergartens offers you a variety of session times to meet your needs for pre-school education. 

Our two All Day kindergartens provide full day childcare for children from 0-5 years.

Our kindergartens bring together :

High quality early childhood education

100% fully qualified and registered teachers

Session times to suit different needs

20 Hours early childhood education

Commitment to bi-cultural practice

Connection to the nationwide kindergarten movement

Children's learning is everyone's business

Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens invite family/whanau and community to work together with us in the best interests of your children.

Haere mai - you are welcome to visit us to experience the kindergarten community.

   General Term Dates 2014
Term 1 Jan 22 April 17
Term 2 May 5 July 4
Term 3 July 21 Sept 26
Term 4 Oct 13 Dec 19
   All Day Kindergartens


Jan 7


Dec 19

Mid year closure

July 7 - 11