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A smart choice for your child's preschool education

Our purpose is all about children and growing young learners. It’s that simple. Providing the best preschool education for your child is what we are all about. And, with a long and proud history, you’ll find more 3 and 4 year olds in our kindies than in any other early childhood education centres in the Lower Hutt area. 


In a survey conducted among our families in September 2008*, 97% said they would recommend their kindergarten to other families or whanau. 
*Survey response rate of 82%


So what is it that makes Hutt City Kindergartens such a popular choice in preschool education?


Our people - Our fully qualified and registered teachers are very experienced. All have as a minimum a 3 year diploma in Early Childhood Education and the majority have been with Hutt City Kindergartens for many years. When you meet them you’ll understand… they simply love what they do.  Read our teacher stories.


Our programme - Our high quality education programme provides a strong foundation for your child to become a confident and successful learner. It gives them a great head start when they move onto primary school.


Our facilities - Your child will thrive… playing, learning and making friends in the wonderful indoor and outdoor spaces of their kindergarten. There are 19 great kindergartens to choose from, each with its own unique character and appeal. 


Our cost - Attending our kindergartens is very affordable. All our kindergartens offer up to 20 Hours Free early childhood education for your child.


Our partnership - We want to involve you in your child’s learning - because you know your child best and we can develop the best programme for them by sharing our knowledge of their interests and experiences. We welcome your involvement in kindergarten life.


A not for profit organisation, Hutt City Kindergartens has been an important part of your local community for generations. Our kindergartens simply buzz with the sights and sounds of families from many diverse cultural backgrounds. 


Committed to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, our teachers reflect this in their teaching, the kindergarten environment and in their ongoing relationships with families and whanau.