We have 24 kindergartens throughout Southland placed at the heart of rural and urban communities.

We work hard to ensure all children at every kindergarten experience the best teaching and learning environments.

Our kindergarten locations are listed below.

Spaces available now at Bluff, Clarendon, Elston Lea, Grasmere, Kew, Northern Southland, Ranui, Rockdale

Riverton Kindergarten

Open: Monday 8.00am-4.30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday 8.00am–4.00pm, Friday 8.00am-3.00pm

Session times: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 2.30pm

Address: 120 Havelock Street, Riverton 9822

Phone: (03) 234 8224


Teachers: Ana Ridley, Carol Pikia, Rebecca Asher

Number of children: 20

At Riverton Kindergarten we value relationships, learning together and using conversations to connect us. We encourage children to be active, confident explorers, solve problems and make decisions.

Our smaller group size of just 20 children ensures all children have space and time for exploration.

Community involvement is important to us; we encourage our community to be involved with the kindergarten and we involve our children with the wider community.

We use local resources such as the museum and seashore within our programme. Wherever possible we incorporate what is happening in the community with our learning.

Parents and visitors are welcome to join in with us at kindergarten and on excursions.

Our kindergarten operates a full year model and only closes for an extended break over the Christmas/New Year period.

To find out more and arrange a time to meet our friendly team, please contact us.

Winton Kindergarten

Open: Monday to Friday 8.15am – 4.15pm

Session times: Monday - Friday 8.30am – 2.30pm

Address: 183 Park Street, Winton 9720

Phone: (03) 236 8058


Teachers: Anna Sutherland, Christina Vaughan, Antonia Murphy, Ellen Morrison, Rachel Evans

Number of children: 30 in the morning, 20 in the afternoon

Winton Kindergarten provides a Reggio Emilia inspired programme, with focus areas being whanaungatangata/relationships, the arts and the natural environment as a stimulus for creativity.

Children are immersed in a culture where the ability to wonder, be inquisitive and eager to learn is fostered, with a willingness to ask and respond to questions.

Our children are involved in both short and long term projects where they learn and discover aspects of the world around them.

We provide a Nurtured by Nature programme which sees children visit Ivy Russell Reserve each Tuesday to explore and learn about our natural environment.

We value connections with whanau in our rural and urban community and are lucky to have a very strong and supportive parent group.

We also have responsive links with our twelve local primary schools, providing strong pathways for children to transition to school.

To find out more and arrange a time to meet our friendly team, please contact us.