Nurturing a learning community 

Kia Ora and Welcome to our Kindergarten 

Visit our Kindergarten Blog to discover more about current teaching and learning 

We believe in providing children with the necessary tools, skills and attitudes to enable them to become competent, confident, responsible and capable learners throughout their life long journey. 

Kohikohia nga kakano, whakaritea te parekereke, kia puawai nga hua. Gather the seeds, prepare the seedbed carefully, and you will be gifted with abundance of food.


Our Philosophy

We are committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi - partnership, protection and participation and reflect the dual heritage of Aotearoa through our programmes, documentation and practices. We acknowledge Te Whaariki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum. It guides and inspires us as teachers.

My teachers will:

* Empower me to make decisions and strive to become independent

* Encourage and challenge me to be a problem solver and investigator, to know myself and to lead my own learning

* Value my self initiated investigations, experimentations and creative expression

* Embrace technology practices that assist my learning quests

* Treasure my unique gifts, curiosities, passions and potential

* Make time to listen to me, respect my views and celebrate my cultural heritage and identity

* Value the funds of knowledge that my families and whanau bring the kindergarten setting and join them in partnership that helps me to learn and grow to my full potential

* Be committed and passionate in regard to their own professional  growth and development as an important part of ensuring a high standard of teaching

* Develop an environment where sustainable practices and thinking as an integral part of the curriculum and in developing life long learning skills, knowledge and understandings

ERO Report 2015

To view our latest report please follow this link to the ERO Website

We are located next to Albany Primary School on Bass Road and have a wide catchment area with children transitioning to many local primary schools (Albany, Coatesville, Oteha Valley, Upper Harbour and Ridge View School.) 

Albany Kindergarten operates a kindergarten day model.  

Our sessions are:

Mon to Fri  8:30am - 2:30pm


What Parents say about us...

"They are absolutely champions in everything they do!"

"Albany Kindergarten is very well resourced and we love the way that children are educated to recycle and upcycle materials, this certainly stems down from the very creative and inspiring teaching team."

"The teaches are doing a great job"

"Albany's environment is very inspiring and stimulating for children"

Meet our Team

Vanessa Thompson (Head Teacher), Cathie Perkins, Teresa Kirk, Grace Prentice and Rachel Harrison

Sally Ann-Wright (Administrator)

Get in touch 

4 Bass Road



P: (09) 415 9517