We often get some lovely feedback from our parents. We will post some of that here – watch this space.

In my 20+ years of teaching I’ve never encountered such a close-knit community that are so proactively and passionately involved and so readily put up their hands to help. I’ve never felt that we’ve been “doing it on our own” as there have been so many offers of help and support and a genuine feeling of having this tight team wrapped around us, always looking out for the best interests of Pathways.

It has truly been an honour working at Pathways and being given the role of caring for and nurturing your beautiful tamariki. I will miss both the children and families and look back on my days at Pathways with fondness. It hasn’t always been an easy journey, but one I put everything into as I fell “in love” with Pathways and was prepared to give it all to see it flourish.

HelenPrevious Centre Manager & Teacher

When I first heard about Pathways I thought it sounded a bit too ‘hippy’ for my ex-military head to get around, but I knew some lovely families who were sending their children there and they couldn’t speak more highly about it. Now we wouldn’t go anywhere else, and I feel confident we have made a great decision about our childrens’ early education.

What I love about the kindy is that everything is natural, the children respond really well to their teachers and absolutely love going. I love that it is play based learning as now days our kids are growing up so fast so this gives them the opportunity to just be a kid without distraction, as well as discovering nature and lets their imaginations grow and develop.

Having a smaller Kindergarten allows my children to communicate well with the teachers and other children and feel safe that they are all getting equal attention. I was a bit worried how my eldest would go at school but she transitioned really well and is thriving.

If you are looking for a beautiful, nourishing, gentle kindergarten for your little ones then I can assure you this is the one.


We have attended the playgroup and kindy over the past 3 years and absolutely love this gem of a kindergarten. The outside play area is a really beautiful large garden space with lots of nooks for the children to freely play with their imaginations. I love the lack of plastic! Real spades, spoons and pots for the sandpit, and inside are lovely cloth and wood toys, natural found objects, lots of sheets and pegs to build huts, etc. Lovely home-cooked mostly organic food is provided also. My kids just love it here, and I love their freedom of play and developing imaginations.

The playgroup was such a great way to get to know the kindy teachers, environment and rhythms and allow my son to get comfortable and familiar. So when he started kindy by himself there were no transition issues – he was keen and happy from the start! Now he asks me all week “when is the next kindy day?” My 2 year old daughter now attends playgroup as well, and will soon begin at kindy – she can’t wait!

I highly recommend checking out this kindy – hours available are increasing in 2019 which is great for families juggling school kids and work.


I feel very fortunate that my two daughters have had the opportunity to attend Pathways, both at the playgroup and kindergarten. They have both thrived there in the caring environment and beautiful space that is provided.