Community Kindy Naenae

Providing a hub of learning and fun in the Naenae Community. Located at 244 Naenae Road, adjacent to Rata street school, Community Kindy Naenae are proud of our purpose built centre and provide awesome opportunities for children and their whanau to learn.

School Connections

We have a close relationship with Rata Street and Naenae Primary Schools which sees our children regularly visiting the schools to foster the Tuakana-teina relationships between school children/older siblings and our kindy children. This allows the children to familiarise themselves with the school environment and supports smoother transitions to school.


We are at the heart of our community, we go on regular walks around the local area, ensuring we are a part of what is happening locally and invite community role models into our kindy to share their knowledge with the children.

Our team of passionate teachers are as diverse as the children who we are privileged to spend our days with. Nurturing the different cultures here at Community Kindy Naenae is important to us as we strive to uphold cultural practices and inspire the children to be proud of their heritage. We celebrate various language weeks alongside the local primary schools, learning cultural dances, exploring cultural foods and engaging in cultural learning experiences.


We value our children and whanau, providing them with a home away from home. We encourage and welcome whanau to be a part of their child/ren’s learning journeys and encourage them to work alongside their children and teachers to provide children with quality education, care and learning outcomes.

Exciting learning opportunities happen for children all day, every day.  We provide experiences that the children are interested in, going above and beyond to ensure we seek the appropriate resources to extend the children’s learning and encourage them to become curious thinkers.  See some of our great learning moments in our stories below...

We would love you and your children to come and visit us to see our centre in action anytime!!

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kind words from our parents


When Niyanth started kindy a couple of months back, I was very much worried about him but with in a few days he started settling and started loving being there..don’t know from where to start thanking you all… thank you all so much for your patience with Niyan, for every tear you wiped, for holding my little boys hands so gently,for all the stories you have told, for your tender heart, for peaceful naps, morning cuddles, for being kind and fair, for teaching him many thoughtful words and for all the sweet things that you did to shape my little one these last two months… thank you for being there in place of me.. I’m so grateful..and I’ll always be…couldn’t thank enough …. surly he will miss all you love and cuddles.


Thank you very much for giving Rex a great start in New Zealand. We appreciate all your effort.


Christmas – A time for giving

Christmas celebrations have been in full swing here at Community Kindy Naenae. Last week we had Christmas day at kindy where we received and opened our Shoebox Christmas presents donated to us by kind and generous members of the public. Shoebox Christmas

Cultural evening

Community Kindy Naenae held a cultural evening for their families and community. The children started learning cultural songs and dances alongside Naenae Primary School three months ago, where the school children would visit Kindy to teach the children va

3 Trustmark Awards

Community Kindy Naenae have recently won 3 BestStart Trustmark Awards. The Hutt Press featured them in this weeks edition. Click on the article below to read all about it.         The post 3 Trustmark Awar...