Session Hours

In 2018 we will be open 
8am - 5pm 
and during term breaks

Morning Sessions - 8.45am - 11.45am  Monday to Friday

Afternoon Sessions - 11.45am -2.45pm Monday to Friday

Six hour Sessions 8.45am - 2.45pm Monday to Friday


Contact us

ph:09 262 0572

email: manukau@cmka.org.nz
facebook: manukau central kindergarten

23 Inverell Avenue 


About us

Manukau Central kindergarten has been a part of our vibrant, diverse community since 1988. We are central to an established community, some of our children have parents who also attended as children. We have very strong links to Wiri Central School and the majority of our children transition to the school next door.

We place emphasis on establishing and maintaining strong relationships with children and parents/whanau. We welcome parent contributions to our children’s learning with parent help, sharing crafts and skills and shared lunches.

We regularly plan excursions aimed at providing opportunities for children and whanau to experience learning opportunities together, excursions are planned around children’s current learning interests and special events.

Our programme is highly responsive to children’s interests, we are well resourced and children lead their learning through play. Teachers assess learning outcomes with an emphasis on contribution, communication, belonging, well- being and exploration linked with curiosity, trust, perseverance, confidence and responsibility.

Literacy, numeracy and Te Reo are incorporated into most activities throughout the session daily.

We are licensed for 30 children per session. Our sessions start at 8.45 and finish at 2.45 although we are flexible and can discuss the possibility of morning or afternoons only.

Children bring a packed lunch and morning tea snack. We encourage children to bring fresh fruit to share at afternoon tea. 

Outdoor play does involve water and sand play, teachers consider the weather conditions when planning these activities, we ask that all children carry a complete change of clothes in their bags daily so that we can keep your child warm and dry.

Our teaching team value our relationships with support services that provide assistance in maintaining our children’s health and wellbeing, they include  Plunket, Ministry of Health hearing and vision and Ministry of Education speech language therapy. 

We welcome your enquiry and recommend you visit us during a session, we are happy to discuss your child’s needs.

ERO Report


Head Teacher - Jill

Teacher - Suzanne

Teacher - Rose

Admin Assistant/LCT - Jodi

Teacher Aide - Reiza


Term Dates


Early Learning Centres
Friday 12th January 2018 to Friday 21st December 2018

Centres OPEN during term breaks
Tuesday 16th January 2018 to Thursday 20th December 2018

Centres CLOSED during term breaks
Term 1

Friday 19th January to Friday 13th April 

Term 2

Monday 30th April to Friday 6th July

Term 3

Monday 23rd July to Friday 28th September 

Term 4

Monday 15th October to Thursday 20th December






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CMKA offers limited spaces for 2 year olds up to 20 hours free in some Kindergartens.  

Conditions Apply!

All our kindergartens offer 20 hours ECE for all children aged 3 -5 years - Conditions Apply!

If you do not use your 20 Hours ECE allocation at our kindergartens, or your child attends for more than 20 hours each week,  the following fees apply:

Full day Kindergarten -  $4.80 per hour

 More on our Fees