Martinborough Kindergarten

Working with you

Our programmes focus on providing experiences that will develop your child based on their interests and experiences.  Our teachers welcome the chance to talk with you about your child - and appreciate what you can share with them about your child's life outside kindergarten.

Being involved

We enjoy having families/whānau visiting our kindergarten - you are very welcome to stay during our sessions.  You may like to become involved as one of our parent helpers, or share a skill with the children.  Practical help with cleaning up, taking home washing, donating resources or joining in on working bees is much appreciated.  Please just talk with one of our teachers about how you can be involved. 

Quality at kindergarten

At all our kindergartens the teaching team will provide  your child with a high quality learning experience.  Our team of Senior Teachers provides regular professional support to the teaching team as part of our quality approach .  Our kindergartens are regularly reviewed by the Education Review Office (ERO).  You can read the latest ERO report for this kindergarten here. 





Roberts Street, Martinborough


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


Morning Session
Mon - Thurs 8.30 - 12.30
Long Day Session
Mon - Thurs 8.30 – 2.30
Fri                8.30 – 1.00


Megan Gibson
06 306 8085
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Martinborough Kindergarten

Martinborough Kindergarten is located in a rural township, surrounded by farm land and vineyards.

We are very fortunate to be located in the Martinborough School grounds, which makes the transition to school easier for both children and their families.

Being part of the school community, we are able to share resources and participate in school activities.

We believe in...

  • Culture: Teachers respect and value the bicultural heritage of New Zealand and reflect this in our teaching practices and Kindergarten environment.
  • Environment: Teachers promote and actively encourage sustainability and respect for the natural environment and resources.
  • Relationships: Teachers work in partnership with children and their families/whānau, school and community to create a shared, welcoming environment.

Our programme encourages all children to be involved in a wide range of challenging and stimulating learning experiences which strengthen their problem solving and creative abilities.

Teachers promote independence and confidence through joint exploration and investigation.

Children research ideas using up to date information and communication technology (ICT).

We have achieved our Healthy Heart award by promoting healthy eating options and physical activity.

We have our own vegetable gardens/worm farm and promote learning about environmental sustainability.

We use Te Reo/Tikanga in our daily routines and use 'mat time' to support values of mutual respect and unity (kotahitanga)

Our Teaching Team

We have four teachers who are fully qualified in early childhood education (ECE).  We are also supported by an administrator.


Head Teacher Megan Gibson
Teaching Team

Jane Firth McMahon

Rebekka Bell

Alison Beer


Anna Borjesson