Rainbow Cottage Kindergarten

Rainbow Cottage Kindergarten


We invite you to contact us to make an appointment to come for a visit. Visiting hours 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

SETTLING YOUR CHILD – We encourage families to visit prior to beginning with us – to become familiar with the environment, meet the staff, and have the opportunity to ask questions and collect enrolment forms. We recommend a positive attitude when settling children – explain to them what will happen, and let them know when you are leaving (but that you will be returning). Your child may feel more secure being left with a particular staff member. After experiencing the routine of a parent returning, and beginning to build up a trusting relationship with the teachers, settling should become easier. However every child is different and we can discuss alternative strategies with you.

Once your child is settled, feel free to visit whenever you like. We have an open-door policy and you are welcome to become involved.

Rainbow Cottage Kindergarten

Rainbow Cottage Kindergarten
53 Seabrook Ave
New Lynn, 0600.

Phone:09 827 4264

Morning session08.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. (1st May)
Afternoon session12.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. (1st May)
All day 08.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. (1st May)

Typically sessional children begin in the afternoon and are transferred to the morning as space permits when they are over 3 years old. Children over 3 can be provided for all day, and we extend the programme to cater for them.

FEES – Fees are $20.00 per session. Fees for all-day care are $42.00 per day. WINZ subsidies are available for under 3’s – please ask.

Children over 3 years old are entitled to the ’20 Hours ECE’. In order to provide excellent teacher / child ratios and maintain above 80% of registered teachers at all times, we have an optional charge of $2.75 per hour ($9.50 per session or $25.00 per day). We refer to this at our ‘quality charge’.