Community Kindy Marne Road

CK Marne - group in playground
CK Marne - science
CK Marne - gardening
CK Marne - pois
CK Marne - sandpit group
CK Marne - sandpit water play
CK Marne - soccer
CK Marne - jumping
CK Marne - in tree
CK Marne - hoola hoop
CK Marne - butterfly
CK Marne - boxing
CK Marne - making pikelets
CK Marne - feeding rabbit
CK Marne - dress ups
Welcome to Community Kindy Marne Road a quality childcare centre in the heart of Papakura, where the learning and adventures never end!

We cater for children from 2 to 5 years old and provide every child with the best educational opportunities, learning experiences and top-quality nurturing care.

Our well-resourced Kindergarten, located close to Papakura town centre, is in a lovely converted villa with a large playground area. We take great care and pride in offering children and their families an environment that is a home away from home. Children have the freedom to discover, investigate, socialise, build interests, prepare for school and grow as learners.

We have received a fantastic Education Review Office (ERO) report, achieving the very best grade for all early childhood centres in New Zealand.

Opening Hours - We welcome visitors to the centre and would love to invite you to visit us to see how we can help your child on the path to become a happy, confident learner.  We are open from 7.45am – 4.45pm, Monday to Friday and offer full days, short days and free sessions for 3-5 year olds.

Quality Programme and Project Approach - Our programme is based around the project approach and is always alive throughout Community Kindy Marne Road life. We encourage children to thrive through their interests. Our children can engage deeper in their play and learning with support from teachers. Children have a strong disposition to explore and discover. The project approach builds on their natural curiosity, enabling children to interact, question, connect, problem-solve, communicate, reflect, and more. This kind of authentic learning extends beyond the classroom to each child’s home, community and the world. It essentially makes learning fun, challenging and exciting to dig deeper in to our funds of knowledge.   We believe our stimulating environment helps children build strong relationships with their teachers and peers.     

Meals - At Community Kindy Marne Road, we believe in having a positive attitude towards food and nutrition and we support our children to develop skills in healthy eating. We provide a nutritious morning and afternoon tea that is prepared with the children and parents provide a lunch box for children attending after 12.00. This encourages children to develop independence in managing their lunch box and we support this as part of our Be School Ready approach.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our centre family.

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Community Kindy Marne Road


Kapa Haka Action Group

The oldest of our children at Community Kindy Marne Road are lucky enough to be working alongside St Mary’s Kapa Haka Action Group to learn some of the Kapa Haka songs, the poi, the rakau stick game and the local Papakura School Haka. All of the chi

Visiting Pukekiwiriki

The oldest group of Marne Road Children had the opportunity to be invited on a forest trip at Pukekiwiriki in Redhill. When we arrived, the children were super excited to re-tell some of the myths and legends we have been studying. There was a great deal

Marne Road's ANZAC Celebrations

​At Community Kindy Marne Road we have been learning all about Anzac Day and the meaning behind the day.