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Learning through play



Whether playing in the sandpit, dressing up, climbing and jumping, solving a puzzle or painting a picture, your child will experience a wide range of activities at kindergarten, all of which provide valuable learning opportunities.


Young children learn best through play - it’s a vital part of their development and their way of finding out about the world. By giving children time to play, they can explore different ways of doing things and learn important lessons from their own first hand experiences.


At Hutt City Kindergartens, the belief in a child’s right to play is at the heart of all our programmes. It might look like kids are just playing - but our teachers are constantly providing new and challenging experiences, based on childrens’ interests, that will lead them into new areas of learning.


When children are playing they feel safe to try new things and through practice develop skills and confidence. As they play at kindergarten they will learn to work alongside others – to share and cooperate, make friends and ask for help. They will also develop independence and essential learning skills such as concentration, perseverance, creativity and curiosity.


Learning comes naturally when you enjoy what you’re doing…

Discover how your child learns at kindergarten.