Wellington Kindergartens


Following a merger in August between Rimutaka Kindergarten Assn and Wellington Kindergartens we are now known as:

He Whānau Manaaki o Tararua Free Kindergarten Association Incorporated

                             (or Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens)


Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens  is a community based, not for profit organisation offering:
  • 100% qualified teachers
  • a quality learning programme
  • up to 20 hours free education and care for infant to school age children
  • 85 services across Wellington, Kapiti, Horowhenua, Petone, Upper Hutt and Wairarapa
  • 10 kindergartens enrolling infant to school age children
  • School day/full day and sessional hours 



At the first special general meeting held on 30 June 2014, the following resolution was endorsed by both Wellington and Rimutaka Kindergarten Associations:

"That a new Kindergarten Association (being the current Rimutaka Kindergarten Association and the Wellington Region Free Kindergarten Association Inc) be established effective early August 2014."

This was followed up with a second special general meeting covering rule changes and name change.

From 6 August Wellington Kindergartens  (operating 63 kindergartens across the Wellington Region) and Rimutaka Kindergarten Assn (operating 22 kindergartens in Upper Hutt and the Wairarapa) merged.  



August 2014

June 2014


Read our latest Whanau Newsletter

Reminder:  Kindergartens attendance fee increased from Term 1, 2014.  Click here for further information.