Parakai Kindergarten 

Tena Koutou - Haere Mai - Welcome to Parakai Kindergarten

Parakai Kindergarten opened in 1995 and is located next to the Parakai Primary School in Fordyce Road. The Kindergarten serves a widespread area including Parakai, South head, Helensville, Woodhill, Waitoki and Kaukapakapa.

This beautiful, spacious kindergarten provides the perfect environment for our tamariki to learn through the magical art of play. Nurtured by our talented team of teachers who make sure that our most precious little citizens, have a special place to spend their days in the heart of their community.

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Our Philosophy

At Parakai Kindergarten our values and beliefs are…

A Curriculum Design strongly influenced by Te Whariki. Integrated within this curriculum is an emphasis on bicultural practices and theories of learning that upholds the partnership of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We strive to provide an inclusive environment where whanau are recognised as the primary caregivers and their needs, values and beliefs up held. 

Our core belief is that tamariki learn through play and have opportunities to grow in confidence and competence. They are active investigators in leading their own learning.

We view every tamaiti as taonga (gifts) who contribute their knowledge, skills and unique attributes.

Whanau and community cultures are honoured through respectful and reciprocal relationships. 

The learning environment is safe, engaging and caters to all diverse learners. It is welcoming, spacious and encourages a connection with nature.

 Planning, internal evaluation and inquiry is valued to ensure we maintain a professional focus on positive outcomes for tamariki and whanau.

The place of professional development for kaiako is encouraged to foster life long learning.

ERO report 2018

To view our latest report click here ERO Report

Kindergarten Hours

Parakai Kindergarten operates a Kindergarten day model.  Our current entry age is from 2 years 8 months. Our times are either 4 hour mornings or 6 hour days or a mixture of both. The kindergarten is open during the following hours:

Monday to Friday:            8:30am – 2.30pm

Administrator Hours:

Monday   8.45am to 2.30pm

Wednesday  8.45am to 2.30pm

Friday       9.00am to 1.00pm

Meet our Team

Ebony Taitimu-Moore (Head Teacher), Jen Gibbs, Sharon Clayton, Angela McLeod (Teachers)

Support Staff (not pictured) include:

Christina Norton (Teacher Support)

Nadine Phillips (Administrator)


What Parents say about us...

"Parakai Kindergarten is such an amazing place for children! I am an early childhood teacher and I couldn’t recommend it high enough. The teachers are amazing and the children are settled and happy and the community is great. We love Parakai Kindy!”


"We love Parakai kindy. It has such a nice welcoming feel to it, the teachers are all amazing and the kids are all so happy. Our sons wouldn't want to be any where else!”


"fantastic teachers, lovely outdoor play area and lots of indoor activities, i highly recommend parakai kindy, my son thoroughly enjoys his time there”


"I absolutely love Parakai Kindergarten and the fabulous teachers there. It has an awesome close community vibe and I feel so lucky to have had all three of my children go there.”


"We love being part of the Parakai Kindergarten family”

Get in Touch

8 Fordyce Rd

R.D 1


P: (09) 420 8737