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Holborn Kindergarten - Our team

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Address 158 Holborn Drive, Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt 5019
Phone 04 920 9818
Mobile 027 450 0060
Email holborn@huttkindergartens.org.nz

Group size   AM 30, PM 20

Session Times
Monday to Friday: 8.30 am - 2.30 pm


Head Teacher: Jocelyn Croft
Teaching Team:

Ann Summers

Shannon Nearey

Administrator: Kelly McAndrews
Teacher Support: Danielle Chisholm


Jocelyn, Ann, Shannon, administrator Kelly and Teacher Support Danielle, have a strong desire to ensure our kindergarten meets our community’s needs.  The children enjoy many opportunities to share food, celebrations and activities with their parents and extended families.  Our very supportive parent committee dedicate themselves to fundraising for all the little ‘extras’ that will enrich the children’s experience at kindergarten.


Our teachers bring the world to the children, by encouraging visits from RSPCA, emergency services, and even parents with a race car and concrete mixer. These are highly anticipated and a wonderful chance for our children to learn, discuss and involve the community.  A particular focus is on encouraging Dads and other male role models to feel they have a place at kindergarten.  They are encouraged to share their knowledge, skills and at times different ways of playing with the children.

Our Philosophy

At Holborn Kindergarten we provide an environment that…


• Is warm and welcoming to every person that spends time at our kindergarten.
• Honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi and supports tamariki Māori to be successful learners, confident to walk in both Māori and Pakeha worlds.
• Helps tamariki to learn and develop holistically while being cared for, respected and empowered.
• Encourages tamariki to work alongside each other in active exploration of their environment through meaningful play experiences that includes both tamariki interests and kaiako professional knowledge.
• Develops social competence to equip tamariki with valuable life skills.
• Values mutually respectful relationships with whānau and caregivers, showing sensitivity to individual needs.