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Welcome to Pathways Steiner Kindergarten Rotorua

Children at Pathways Rotorua Kindergarten experience a natural environment where they can play and create – play based learning. They are given the time and space to foster imagination. Children are able to experience the magic and wonder of childhood – allowing children to be children, “learning life from life”.

  • Are you looking for a calm, stress free environment for your young child to grow and learn?
  • Are you interested in quality natural materials for learning and play, with an outdoor environment that provides grass to run on, trees to climb and gardens to explore?
  • Do you value wholesome food, mainly organic, prepared daily and including produce grown and cared for by the children?

Then Pathways Steiner Rotorua Kindergarten is for you.

During Alert Level 2 (Covid-19) we will be resettling our kindergarten and playgroup families back in, keeping them safe in our Pathways bubble. We will be ready again to receive interested families when the level changes, but will assess that when we get there. If you are really interested in coming to have a look please arrange this with our Teachers by contacting us. Thank you for your understanding.

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  • Pathways has experienced qualified teachers and staff numbers exceed MoE requirements for adult-child ratios.
  • Pathways is a non profit organisation with a caring community offering family education and support.
  • The children also help to care for their own environment at this Rotorua kindy, helping with gardening and involved in other meaningful tasks.
  • We serve fresh fruit and vegetable snacks, and a fresh lovingly prepared meal for morning tea – vegetarian and mostly organic.
  • Regular festivals and celebrations bring families together throughout the year. At Pathways Kindergarten the children, their parents, caregivers and families become part of our supportive community.

“Play must not be left to chance,
for it is through play that the child
learns and learns eagerly
and with enjoyment”
– Ruldolf Steiner

We have limited spaces available – please enquire. Or if you have any questions please contact us.

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Quick Info

  • 20 Free hrs available for age 2-6
  • Hours: 8.30am - 3.30pm
  • Open during school holidays
  • Licensed for 20 children
  • Minimum 1 session per week (9–1pm)
  • Kindergarten for children aged 2 to 6 years - currently no wait list
  • Friday morning playgroup 9-11am
  • Phone: 07 348 9532 between 9-3pm

Visiting Us

Usually we welcome you to come and check out our Kindy for yourself. During Level 2 Alert (Covid-19) we ask that only enroled families visit our kindergarten please. If you are interested in coming to have a look please arrange this with our Teachers by contacting us first. Thank you for understanding.

Read what parents say about us on our testimonials page.