Richard Hudson Kindergarten


1908 A Kindergarten opened in Caversham Presbyterian Church Hall. It later shifted to a City Council Cottage.  In 1926 the Hudson family gifted the building for Richard Hudson Kindergarten as a memorial to their father.

“We believe that children are like young and tender plants.  In partnership, we teachers, parents, whānau and caregivers are the loving and caring gardeners who nurture, water and support them so that they can grow into mighty and fruitful trees.”

Richard Hudson Kindergarten Philosophy

Richard Hudson Kindergarten is welcoming of children, families and whānau.  Highlights of our programme are music, language, culture, healthy heart award, grandparents day as well as participating within our community.  We respect our bicultural heritage and integrate Aotearoa’s three official languages, Māori, English and Sign Language in our programme.  Our spacious grounds allow our children to experience caring for animals as well as learning about sustainability.  Recycling and keeping Papatuanuku, our earth, clean is a main feature of our centre.

“Children at this kindergarten have many rich learning experiences and are surrounded by caring and respectful relationships.”

ERO letter to Parents and Community. October 2008

The teachers at Richard Hudson Kindergarten are committed to supporting the children and their families and maintain a connection to all children past and present from our Kindergarten.

Session Times:
Monday to Friday
8.30 - 12.30, 12.30 - 2.30 or 8.30 - 2.30

Contact Us:
42 Rutherford St
Phone: 03 455 8565

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