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



Rimutaka Kindergarten Association

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

Rimutaka 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.


From 6 August Rimutaka Kindergarten Association (operating 22 kindergartens in Upper Hutt and the Wairarapa Region) and Wellington Kindergartens (operating 63 kindergartens across the Wellington Region) will merge.

The new organisation will be known as:
He Whānau Manaaki o Tararua Free Kindergarten Association Incorporated
(He Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens).


   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