Why Choose Coast Kindy

What makes us unique?

Check out our extensive outdoor space which has multiple play areas including a sand and water area and climbing spaces which provide physical challenges. We have a large space for bikes, scooters, waterplay, ball play and tennis which promote gross-motor skills, eye-hand coordination, fun and challenges.

Our curriculum encompasses all aspects of your child’s day and includes active play, carpentry, bikes, well resourced art and craft opportunities, gardening, imaginative play, beach walks, library visits, music and movement etc. We intentionally follow the children’s interests and provide space for them to be creative and expressive, secure in their sense of belonging, growing up as competent and confident learners.

We are licensed for 30 children and have excellent teacher/child ratios, being blessed with an amazing team of loving, kind and passionate teachers who have your child’s interests at heart.
We weave our Christian faith and values throughout our day with waiata, Bible stories and interactions with the children.
Our weekly visits with the 4 year olds to Arkles beach is an opportunity for play-based learning at its best with teachers supporting the children’s natural curiosity while exploring and discovering the ever-changing landscape.
We use our environment to inspire children to use their imagination, be creative, challenged, to investigate and build on their knowledge and understanding.

We are more than just an Early Learning Centre.
We are a place where children and families can belong, find support and journey together.

We seek to provide a wrap-around service to our kindy community. We link with key areas in Whangaparaoa Baptist Church, particularly the food bank, CYC Trust which works with young people and Coast Families who support families as they transition to the local schools, continuing their connection through the future years.

Ti tiriti o Waitangi is recognised as the founding document for NZ and we seek to grow in our knowledge and experience of te reo and tikanga Maori in our Kindy day.

We have a long history of achieving the Healthy Heart Gold Award and promote healthy food and being active in our centre.

Sustainability is another key aspect with reusing, recycling and our worm farm supporting this focus.

Kindergarteners playing with coloured water
Kindergartener using an electric beater to mix ingredients

The teachers are so gentle and kind

“Coast Kindy is a wonderful kindy. I have two children who both started there when they turned two, and they both adore it. The teachers are so gentle and kind, and we love that they use play-based learning. We recommend Coast Kindy to everyone we know. Thank you to the teachers for being such an important part of my kids lives, they love you!”

Courtney Brown

A hidden treasure

“A nourishing, nurturing gem, a hidden treasure on the Coast”


A safe and happy place

“Thank you for being a safe and happy place where you have comforted, nurtured, and encouraged [our son] for over 2 years. We are so grateful for all that you have done for him.”

the Sclanders family

Wonderful and caring

“Your team is so wonderful and caring and has become such a great part of our lives.”

the Michaels family

Such a great place

“Oh my… kindy has been such a great place for [our son] where he has truly grown and gained confidence under the amazing kindy teachers that have empowered him. He explores and learns so much and surprises us at home with amazing amounts of knowledge. While I’m sad this time is ending in the kindy phase as he goes to school, I know he has skills from the dedicated Coast Kindy team that will help him succeed.”


A caring and creative space

“We highly recommend Coast Kindy. Both our grandchildren were part of the Coast family. This has always been a place of peace in the rush of our worlds. The facilities are 'old school' amazing and not clinical like some kindys. The teachers are so loving, nurturing, accommodating, kind, and patient. I really miss their welcoming smiles. If you're looking for a caring and creative space for your little one look no further.”


So experienced and caring

“Absolutely the best center with the best teachers who are so experienced and caring. You leave every day knowing your child will be loved and exposed to such lovely values in all they do and everyone they encounter.”


A beautiful, safe haven

“Coast Kindy truly cares for the whole family. Your hearts are full of love and what a beautiful, safe haven and home away from home you provide for our kids.”