Ruahine Kindergartens

Our Services

Providing high quality early childhood education options across our region with up to 30 hours free ECE


From 3 Years Old
2-6 hour sessions
20 Kindergartens

Early Learning

From birth to school
Open 7.30am - 6.00pm 
5 Early Learning Centres


Ruahine Kindergarten Association is not for profit and we are commited to making high quality early childhood education accessible and affordable to all.  Whânau can access up to 30 hours free early childhood education at any of our kindergartens or early learning, and our Campbell Street, Kimbolton, Mill Street, Pahiatua Early Learning Centres offer 10 hours free for 2 year olds.

100% of our permanent teachers are qualified and registered, delivering innovative learning to inspire young minds and give children the best possible start. All our programmes are based on the Ministry of Education’s early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki, an holistic approach that empowers children to learn and grow, with inspiration coming from their environment, planned and spontaneous interactions. Literacy and numeracy experiences are extended through your child’s interests and ideas.

Set in the heart of your community, we have strong relationships with local primary schools and encourage whânau involvement. We welcome you to come and spend time in our warm, spacious and interactive environments to see if a Ruahine Kindergarten or Early Learning is right for your child.

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Community visits
Community visits - Feilding Kindergarten

The tamariki and kaiako at Feilding Kindergarten have been enjoying visiting our local shopping centers and giving gifts to our local business. Through teaching kindness the tamariki have been busy painting pictures, potting flowers and baking morning tea snacks. We have gifted these to the staff working in the local shops.