Education & Training



Kidsfirst Kindergarten Vickery Street
Address: 22 Vickery St, Kaiapoi 7630
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Your child can come to our kindergarten for up to 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday, during our 4 kindergarten terms.
These terms echo the terms your child will have when they start school.

Business Website Address: Kids First Vickery Street Kaiapoi
Business Phone Number: 03-327 7783
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KidsfirstNZ
Kidsfirst Kaiapoi North Kindergarten
Address: 10 Ranfurly St,
Kaiapoi,
Christchurch
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Previously Kidsfirst Charles St, the renamed Kidsfirst Kaiapoi North kindergarten is now based close to the domain and park to create a perfect kindergarten setting.

Your child can come to our kindergarten for up to 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday, during our 4 kindergarten terms.
These terms echo the terms your child will have when they start school.

Business Website Address: http://www.kidsfirst.co.nz/KaiapoiNorth
Business Phone Number: (03) 327 8476
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KidsfirstNZ
Rainbow Preschool
Address: 6 Cosgrove Road, Kaiapoi
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The Rainbow Early Learning Centre was established in May 2001 to meet the needs of the local community. The Rainbow provides quality education and care programmes and facilities for children from age 6 months until they start school. The inside layout of the Rainbow provides maximum space and excellent visibility which helps to ensure child safety. The outside play areas are designed to give your child a wide range of play experiences in a safe environment.

The Rainbow emphasises Christian values to provide a warm, caring, supportive environment for families/whānau. Each child will receive individual attention and experiences, while at the same time have opportunities to be involved socially within group activities.

A developmentally appropriate programme catering for the needs of your child is provided in a fun loving atmosphere. The Rainbow’s curriculum is based on the Ministry of Education’s Te Whāriki strands and goals, and is taught from a Christian perspective in line with our “Special Character”.

We are fully licensed by the Ministry of Education and we have met their rigorous standards of safety, hygiene, equipment, and quality staff/child ratios.

The Rainbow is administered by the Person to Person Help Trust, a Charitable Trust set up by Kaiapoi Baptist Church. Along with our sister centre, The Ark Early Learning Centre, we provide quality care and education in the Kaiapoi Community.

Business Website Address: rainbow preschool
Business Phone Number: 03 327 3232
Kaiapoi North School
Address: 278 Williams St, Kaiapoi 7630
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Kaiapoi North School opened in 1962 meaning that in 2012 we celebrated our 50th Jubilee. We are a “full primary” school catering for Year 1-8 children in our spacious, vibrant and well maintained school. As well as 21 classrooms we have a specialist music room, a welcoming library, a hall large enough for our whole school assemblies and a large, safe playground.

Business Website Address: Kaiapoi North School
Business Phone Number: 03-327 8803
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/37954294168/
Kaiapoi High School
Address: 101 Ohoka Road
Kaiapoi 7630
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At Kaiapoi High School we strive to motivate and inspire all students to achieve their best and to become adults who contribute to their community.

Our core values are Respect, Integrity, Community and Excellence.

Business Website Address: http://www.kaiapoi.school.nz/
Business Phone Number: (03) 375 5004
Small Stitches Studio
Address: Room 28, 31 Ranfurly St
Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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Small Stitches Studio is a workshop space for stitchers and crafters of all levels to simply learn, share and create!

The Studio is open only when classes and sessions are on.
For a detailed list of classes and group times, please email me for a copy of our latest newsletter.

Business Website Address: Small Stitches Studio
Business Phone Number: 027 285 8378
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/smallstitchesstudio/about/
Suzuki Piano Lessons age 4 and up
Address: Clarkville
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Kind Caring teacher – Deb Williams
Some vacancies Mon/Tues before and after school. Also older and adult beginners traditional or Suzuki. Experienced teacher of children with disabilities. Studio situated in Clarkville. Lessons $30/half hour ph 3272793 /0274978130 or email debw244@gmail.com for more info or bookings

Business Phone Number: (03) 3272793 or mobile (027) 4978130
Kaiapoi North School
Address: 278 Williams St, Kaiapoi 7630
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Kaiapoi North School opened in 1962 meaning that in 2012 we celebrated our 50th Jubilee. We are a “full primary” school catering for Year 1-8 children in our spacious, vibrant and well maintained school. As well as 21 classrooms we have a specialist music room, a welcoming library, a hall large enough for our whole school assemblies and a large, safe playground.

Business Website Address: Kaiapoi North School
Business Phone Number: 03-327 8803
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/37954294168/
ABC Kaiapoi
Address: 56 Williams Street
Kaiapoi
Christchurch 7630
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ABC Kaiapoi is a gorgeous purpose built childcare centre set against the stunning rural backdrop of Kaiapoi. We are a large centre and have ample room for your child to play in a safe and nurturing environment where learning is driven by children’s interests.

Our caring and qualified teachers will nurture and extend your child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. We have loads of excellent age-specific resources to help your child learn and develop to their full potential. We believe that to effectively guide children into school, both teachers and parents/whānau need to be active participants in the journey. Because of this, we have an Open Door Policy, where we welcome family contributions at any time.

We understand that it can be quite stressful leaving your child in our care for the first time and know that it is important for you to be happy when leaving your children. Therefore we encourage you and your child to visit the centre as many times as you like, until you’re both comfortable.

Visiting the centre gives you the chance to see our teachers working with the children and in turn this is how they will interact with your child. You don’t need to book for a visit, simply drop by or call us for more information.

What makes us different:

  • We have three large playgrounds for children to explore and discover, which are currently being re modelled to include new natural play areas.
  • We have five large classrooms – providing more than required space to extend children’s learning. Which include a separate room for our under ones.
  • Our under two bedroom has full stand-alone cots with a home away from home feel.
  • Low teacher to child ratios
  • Qualified, passionate and experienced staff
  • Bright, clean and well-resourced centre
Business Website Address: ABC Kaiapoi
Business Phone Number: (03) 327 0733
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BestStartEducare
Honeybeez Preschool Nursery
Address: 208 Williams St, Kaiapoi 7630
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Honey Beez Preschool & Nursery is a Education & Care type Early Childhood Service. Whose regional council is Canterbury Region under education region of Canterbury

Business Phone Number: 03-327 5683
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/honeybeez.preschool
Kaiapoi Borough School
Address: 20 Hilton Street
Kaiapoi 7630
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Kia ora and thank you for your interest in our school.

Kaiapoi Borough School was the first school in Kaiapoi, established in 1873. We have a long history of providing great learning opportunities for students in year 0 to year 8. Our proximity to the river is unique and our grounds are extensive with some stunning mature trees.

We are a community focussed school, working hard to partner with whanau to develop life long learners. Our core values: Innovation, Community, Integrity and Respect are an integral part of who we are and how we do things.

It is a privilege to lead Kaiapoi Borough School. We have wonderful students and families, a great staff and strong links with the local community. We welcome the chance to show you around to see what we are doing.

Business Website Address: http://www.kbs.school.nz/
Business Phone Number: 03 327 7231
Enterprise North Canterbury
Address: 143 Williams St, Kaiapoi 7630
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Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) Business Centre is a new, innovative space designed to be a ‘go to’ place for the North Canterbury business community.

Conveniently located in central Kaiapoi, the Business Centre brings together entrepreneurs, freelancers, professionals and other business people in an inspiring and energetic environment designed to encourage learning and give opportunities for informal networking with other users.

Business Website Address: Enterprise North Canterbury
Business Phone Number: 03-327 3135
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NCEDT/
Eden Dance Centre
Address: Kaiapoi North Primary School
Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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We offer social Ballroom Latin American and rock n roll.
Grant is an NZFDT qualified dance teacher with over 30 years of amateur competitive dance experience and professional dance instruction.
He is the immediate past Chairperson for the Canterbury Branch of the NZFDT, is the MC for all local Canterbury amateur dance competitions, a Judge, and in recent years has been a Guest MC and Judge for other regional centres and both the New Zealand National and Asia Pacific dance events.
Grant has been teaching in North Canterbury since 2005 with most of his classes now held in Kaiapoi. Both social and competitive classes are available. Grant also teaches wedding dances, is available as an event MC and has taught at school around North Canterbury.
Business Website Address: http://www.ballroomdancing.nz
Business Phone Number: 027 561 9252
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Sovereign Star Preschool
Address: 414 Williams Street
Kaiapoi, Waimakariri
Canterbury
New Zealand 7691
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At Sovereign Stars, we believe that early years are a special time in a child’s life: an exciting period of discovery and learning.

We commit to provide exceptional care and education for your children.

What We Offer:

  • A stimulating educational based programme for Children Aged 0 – 5 years
  • Specialised music, dance and drama programme for Children aged 0 – 5 years.
  • An opportunity for children to develop imagination and creativity through daily experiences.
  • Gym programme, where children will develop gross motor skills, balance and co-ordination.
  • Extension group for four year olds which focuses on readiness for school.
  • Children are able to participate in small focused experiences to develop self-management and independence.
  • Enjoyable experiences for children that promotes learning in numeracy and literacy.
  • An environment where children are able to follow their interests and develop an enquiring mind.
  • Develop language and communication by interacting, participating, and co-operating with other children and adults.
Business Phone Number: 021 0295 1364 or 03 260 1023
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sovereignstar/
Kidsfirst Kaiapoi North Kindergarten
Address:
10 Ranfurly St,
Kaiapoi,
Christchurch
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Business Description:

Previously Kidsfirst Charles St, the renamed Kidsfirst Kaiapoi North kindergarten is now based close to the domain and park to create a perfect kindergarten setting.

Your child can come to our kindergarten for up to 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday, during our 4 kindergarten terms.
These terms echo the terms your child will have when they start school.

Business Website Address: http://www.kidsfirst.co.nz/KaiapoiNorth
Business Phone Number: (03) 327 8476
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KidsfirstNZ
Bella Montessori Preschool and Nursery
Address: 14 Carew St, Kaiapoi 7630
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Bella Montessori is Kaiapoi’s first educational Montessori Preschool. We have highly experienced teachers, some who have a combination of Early Childhood Degree and a Montessori qualification. Our philosophy promotes a supportive community where children look after one another. Teachers promote gentle and caring interactions.

Montessori education for children 0-6 years, focus on environmental education – sustainability.

Business Website Address: Bella Montessori Preschool and Nursery
Business Phone Number: 03-327 6066
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bellamontessori.co.nz/
Portobelo Preschool & Nursery Kaiapoi
Address: Preschool
41 Wesley St, Kaiapoi 7630
Nursery
107 Otaki Street
Kaiapoi
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Portobelo Preschool & Nursery Kaiapoi is located in a quiet residential street in Kaiapoi, well away from the industrial area and motorway. Our adjacent nursery is able to be accessed either by walking through our walkway, or from a separate street address.

The preschool was once a private house, on a large section, which has been adapted to meet the needs of our preschool. Indoors we have a number of cosy inviting areas thoughtfully set up by teachers each day, that encourage children to engage in sustained creative play. We also have a separate café area where the children eat together and take part in larger group activities. We have a wide range of ever-changing resources that invite cooperation and joint work on projects of various natures and sizes. Children learn about respect, responsibility and community, while developing friendship skills, creativity, problem solving, along with literacy and numeracy. For our older children, we have a specially designed ‘Ready for School’ programme, which ensures each child is well set up for success when they enter formal schooling.

The outdoor area is a large natural space, with fruit trees, decking, edible gardens, swings and a slide, a playhouse, and plenty of space for exploration and activities. Every day the children use this space for swinging, digging, running, climbing, playing ball games, riding their bikes and tending our gardens. They learn about challenge and risk, problem-solving, working with others, perseverance, and responsibility for the environment, while making discoveries in this rich environment.

We love getting out and about in our local community, and there are local parks, a primary school, the Community Garden, a rest home, shops and a library for us to walk to regularly.

Please phone to arrange a visit to see how special Portobelo Kaiapoi Preschool is, and what we have to offer you and your child. We will be happy to show you around and discuss your child’s particular interests and strengths, and your wishes and hopes for their learning and care in our centre.

Business Phone Number: 03-327 9114
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Portobelo-Preschools-and-Nurseries-206290652912892/
Kidsfirst Kindergarten Vickery Street
Address: 22 Vickery St, Kaiapoi 7630
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Your child can come to our kindergarten for up to 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday, during our 4 kindergarten terms.
These terms echo the terms your child will have when they start school.

Business Website Address: Kids First Vickery Street Kaiapoi
Business Phone Number: 03-327 7783
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KidsfirstNZ
Kaiapoi Preschool
Address: 8 Tunas Street, Kaiapoi
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Kaiapoi Preschool is a privately owned Early Childhood Centre that first opened in Kaiapoi as an educational childcare facility in 1986.

The Preschool is licenced for 20 Children aged 2 – 6 years and operates Monday to Friday 8am-4pm at 8 Tunas Street.

Our teachers are committed to supporting positive learning outcomes for children and consistently maintain a higher ratio of staff to children than required by regulation. Call us now on 03 327 5566 to arrange a visit.

To support your child to reach their potential Kaiapoi Preschool offers:

Business Website Address: Kaiapoi preschool
Business Phone Number: 03 327 5566
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kaiapoi-Preschool/360630240732496
St Patrick’s School
Address: 61 Fuller St, Kaiapoi 7630
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As a Catholic school we believe that all members of a school community should act in a way that respects the dignity, rights and individuality of others as directed by our Catholic faith. We expect RESPECT! Respect for God…Respect for self and others…Respect for property and the environment.

Business Website Address: http://www.stpatkai.school.nz/web/
Business Phone Number: 03-327 7700
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stpatkai/