1953 Grants Braes Kindergarten opened in a Hall. It moved to its own building in Belford St in 1956.
Grants Braes Kindergarten is located in Waverley. We have links with the wider Otago Peninsula community and feed local schools including Grants Braes, Macandrew Bay, Anderson's Bay, St Brigid's, Broad Bay, Portobello and others.
The Kindergarten is a five teacher team involving approximately fifty five families. Children are able to start at the age of two depending on vacancies available. Children can be enrolled from birth at the kindergarten. Parents/whānau are welcome to come and view the kindergarten at any time.
The kindergarten is supported by enthusiastic and active parents as well as a committee of parents that fundraise to provide equipment. The kindergarten is therefore well resourced with up to date equipment and facilities.
The teaching team are committed to providing an environment that is part of the 21st century where a sociocultural approach to learning and teaching is valued and strong links between the kindergarten and home is important.
We promote transition to school through a forest programme where the ten eldest children explore an area of our city. Through this programme children are encouraged to develop a deeper interest in taking care of the natural environment, independence, greater observational skills, deep enquiry, negotiation, making friends, mathematics, literacy, and physical skills.
The teachers believe in providing a warm, caring and safe environment that empowers and supports children, teachers, families and whānau. In this community we recognise ongoing and diverse learning pathways to enable children to be confident and competent lifelong learners.
Monday to Friday
8.30 - 12.30, 12.30 - 2.30 or 8.30 - 2.30
100 Belford St
Phone: 03 454 3407