Masterton West 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. 





159 Cole Street, Masterton


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   2015 Term Dates
Term 1 Jan 26 April 2
Term 2 April 13 July 3
Term 3 July 20 Sept 25
Term 4 Oct 12 Dec 18


Mon - Fri   8.45 - 2.45


Anna Hunt
06 378 7308
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Masterton West Kindergarten

At Masterton West Kindergarten children's learning and development is fostered through relationships between teachers, families and the wider community.

We emphasise learning opportunities involving hands-on exploration with the natural environment and have a special focus on gardening and preparing food grown at the kindergarten.

Children experience an environment where...

  • Their individuality is valued and respected
  • They are encouraged to be independent and involved
  • They can learn through meaningful experiences


The principles of Te Whāriki  form the basis of our teaching approach.  We...

  • support all areas of children's learning and development
  • encourage children to take risks and persevere
  • support and extend interests
  • support and extend children's thinking and exploration through relationships and language
  • provide a programme which includes a balance between child led and teacher planned experiences
  • provide teaching and learning opportunities through key areas of the curriculum
  • encourage children's curiosity, awareness and respect for the environment

Our Teaching Team

We have 5 teachers who are fully qualified in early childhood education (ECE).  We are also supported by a part time administrator.

Head Teacher Anna Hunt
Teaching Team

Jill Von Keisenberg

Marie Jury

Hella Coenen

Anita Parker

Jude Rowsell

Nicola Avery


Donna McDonald