Community Kindy St Leonards

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At Community Kindy St Leonards, from the age of 2 your child can set the direction of their own learning by actively exploring the environment and choosing what they would like to discover more about. We are conveniently located in Tomoana Road and to fit with school drop off and pick ups are open 7.30am – 4.30pm. They will be a part of our small, caring community of 30.

Your child’s play is valued learning, through it, they develop strategies for initiating, maintaining and enjoying relationships with their peers, teachers and community. Our vision of ‘Creativity inspired by nature’ is emphasised by our nature based curriculum. Open exploration, where your child can foster their imagination, challenge themselves, engage with nature, and learn how to respect and care for the environment all happens in our tranquil front garden.

Your child will be part of group learning experiences as well as having their individual learning pathway supported by our highly skilled and experienced teachers. The cultural diversity of our community is embraced by our team who partner with you to meet your aspirations.

Preparing your child for school starts with us. Being ready for school means you child will be a capable, confident and competent learner. We will encourage this throughout our daily rituals and routines and is and extended upon with each birthday. When your child turns 4 we offer them the opportunity to build their skills and extend their learning. by providing school visits where your child gets to experience a real working classroom with a small group of their friends and teachers. We’ll support your child to develop a love of literacy and numeracy through taking them out into our community to experience these in ways that are meaningful. When your child turns 5 and is ready to transition to school we celebrate their learning journey with a ‘Last Day Celebration’ where your child will engage in the ritual of wearing our graduation gown, receiving a framed graduation photo and a certificate to pass onto their school teacher containing crucial information that will help their teacher gain a better understanding of your child’s stage of development. 

Choosing St Leonards ensures your child will be in a safe, caring environment with teachers who are knowledgeable, committed and passionate about providing the best possible care in a stimulating teaching and learning environment. Your child will enjoy an environment where they develop meaningful relationships with others and the confidence to set and achieve their own goals.

Call us now to find out more about enrolling your child. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss how we can support and work in partnership with you, your child and your family/whanau at St Leonards Community Kindy.

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kind words from our parents


The staff are welcoming, caring and friendly and the environment and variety of equipment set up each day makes every day different and exciting while nurturing and encouraging development.


We are so lucky to have found a centre that is not only focused on the education and care for our daughter but also the well-being of the whole family. Nothing is ever a problem to talk about and you always leave feeling listened to and cared about. We truly appreciate their open door policy.


Mother’s Day

At Community Kindy St Leonards we like to celebrate events in style with our families, this year for Mothers day we carried on our tradition of having a breakfast. We invited grandmothers, aunties and all the mums and what a great turn out we had. The tea

Finding 5’s

There has been a lot of discussion at Community Kindy St Leonards about going to school as we have a few children turning 5 shortly. After lots of chat about the number 5, and number recognition of all the numbers we decided to get out in the community an

Visiting the pet store

Today was a beautiful day in the Bay so we decided to get our Community Kindy St Leonards vests on and go for a stroll to Animates. A lot of children having been sharing their stories of their pets over the Christmas period s...