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The ideal preparation for school

Starting school is a significant event for your child and one that can be quite emotional, both for them and you. Knowing they are well prepared for the changes and challenges that lie ahead will make the transition that much easier and give you added peace of mind.


Hutt City Kindergartens provides the ideal preparation for your child moving on to school because…

  • Our programmes, based on the Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whariki, link directly to the learning areas of the National Curriculum taught in primary schools. While children are at Kindergarten they will have many opportunities to participate in activities to help prepare them for reading, writing and maths activities in primary school.
  • Our professional teachers understand what it takes to set your child on the path to becoming a confident, competent and successful learner. They’ll work alongside your child to develop important skills such as communication, perseverance, problem solving, fine motor skills, individual responsibility, social skills, curiosity, early literacy and numeracy.
  • Moving onto school is a natural part of the kindergarten experience. Your son or daughter will have seen older children celebrating their last day at kindy and in many cases will look forward to meeting them again when they start at the same school.
  • Our kindergartens work closely with local schools - often making exchange visits so that children can experience the school environment in a safe and supported way. The teachers will have a ‘transition programme’ in place to support you and your child with the move to the new learning environment at primary school.
  • We can provide you with information on your local schools and help you to organise school visits for your child. We’ll discuss with you how to make the change as smooth as possible.

Research shows that children who attend a high quality early childhood education centre such as kindergarten, get a head start at school and that it continues to play an important part in their performance as they continue to grow and develop. This is a powerful legacy for your child. See Competent Children, Competent Learners project


Make kindergarten your choice and find a kindergarten now.