Meta Riddiford Kindergarten
Our kindergarten vision is to have "An environment where fun and respect are paramount".
Children, teachers and families/whānau appreciate our friendly and personal kindergarten where being connected to the community is important to meeting the needs of our children.
We enjoy regular visits to the library and local schools and also run adult workshops for the Featherston community.
Families/whānau say the kindergarten is great for their children because the kindergarten is friendly and personal with an open door policy to pop in any time.
We believe children learn best when they feel comfortable, secure, safe and are having fun.
We encourage families/whānau to share information and stories about their child so we can follow their interests in the learning programme.
We are well known and respected in our community for our;
Te reo mat times where family/whānau are invited to come along and learn with us through songs, legends and games.
Gun Play Licence where children learn the rules (and consequences) of gun play.
Healthy Food Game at lunchtime which helps children recognize and enjoy healthy food and treats.
Our Teaching Team
We have five teachers who are fully qualified in early childhood education and are supported by a teacher aide.
Our staff bring a range of backgrounds, experience and skill to Meta Riddiford Kindergarten as well as being very much part of the Featherston and wider Wairarapa community.