At Howick Baptist Kindergarten, we provide quality early childhood education to children and their parents from the Howick community and beyond.



Our Philosophy

We aim to provide an environment appropriate to each child’s development where he or she can grow holistically in a caring atmosphere, supported by qualified teachers.

We believe in the uniqueness of each person as created by God, and their right to a safe and healthy life.

We understand the importance of the family unit and our responsibility to support all family structures.

We take the Christian Biblical philosophy as the basis for how we view the world, our community and our curriculum. Combined with our Christian philosophy, our curriculum also strongly follows the Early Childhood National Framework of Te Whāriki.

Visiting time: Wednesdays 10:45am

Our Kindergarten is for children 3 years to school aged.

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Session days and times

Morning Sessions: Monday to Friday: 8.30am–1.00pm

Rainbows: Afternoon extension sessions – Monday to Friday: 1.00pm –2.30pm – Open to all enrolled kindergarten children (limited spaces)

Shining Stars: Preparation for school group – Tuesday and Wednesday 1.00pm–2.30pm: For children aged 4½ to school age

Fees: Enrolment fee $150

Hourly rate: [After 20 Hours ECE] $10 per hour

2018 Term dates

Term 1: Wednesday 31st 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 date TBC

2018 Start date: Wednesday 31st January 2018

Read our Educational Review Office (ERO) report



Further information

  • Children must be fully toilet trained and be able to use the toilet independently before starting at the centre.
  • New children start kindergarten when spaces become available as one child leaves for school. This means that your child may not necessarily start kindergarten the day they turn 3 years of age.
  • A more in depth information booklet is available when your child is given a start date.
  • Your child’s identification (Passport or birth certificate) and immunisation records are required for inspection on or before their first day of attendance.

Waiting List

To place your child on the waiting list at Howick Baptist Church Kindergarten, please download this form, fill it in, save and email it to

Download Waiting List Form

Contact Us

Phone: (09) 534 7752 – Alison Stewart [Centre Manager] or Karen Croudace [Administrator]

Mobile: 021 041 2010