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)


New Name, New Organisation, Same Great Service

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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 2015
Term 1 Jan 20 April 2
Term 2 April 20 July 3
Term 3 July 20 Sept 25
Term 4 Oct 12 Dec 18
   All Day Kindergartens


Jan 5


Dec 18

Mid year closure

July 6 - 10