Community Kindy Melling

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20 Hours Free for 2 year olds

For a limited time
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Naku te rourou, Nau te rourou Ka Ora ai nga tamariki

With your contribution and my contribution, our children will strive


Wouldn’t you like to be part of Community Kindy Melling and all we have to offer? Enjoying our natural environment that fosters the great Kiwi spirit of build it, fix it, grow-it re-cycle it and learn with laughter and fun along the way?

We are situated next to the Melling Train Station in Lower Hutt, meaning that it is convenient for you to drop off or pick up your child if commuting further afield.

Our centre is open from 7.45am – 5.30pm, 52 weeks of the year, only closing for public holidays. This means that we are open throughout the school holidays and the Christmas break to cater for families who still wish for their children to attend over these periods. As well as providing full time bookings, we also offer a range of different sessions to meet the differing needs of families in our community.

We provide a variety of learning experiences that support and extend the curiosity of children…….. we believe children learn while they play alongside each other and with the support and encouragement of a passionate teaching team. Come and visit us sometime soon to see for yourself what a special place Community Kindy Melling is.

What makes Community Kindy Melling so great:-

  • Community Kindy Melling is a fun, welcoming and happy place to be a part of.
  • We have a HUGE, outdoor playground so we can provide lots of opportunity to run, hide, ride bikes, skip, jump and of course have fun!
  • We have a large sandpit – perfect for digging, raking, cooking in the mud kitchen and much more!
  • We have trees for the children to climb and an opportunity for gardening in our veggie garden.
  • We have a team of teachers who are committed to delivering a stimulating, nurturing educational programme for children.
  • We have a strong partnership with families/whanau and our local community
  • We have a robust Be School Ready initiative and strong links with schools in our community.
  • We follow the “Project Approach” to learning that supports children to lead the learning.  Each child also has their own learning journal that belongs to them, this captures their individual stories and show-cases their creations as well.

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Read about our centre’s latest news and stories

WAM Festival

Getting WAM ready

Christmas comes early

Matariki at Community Kindy Melling


Diwali at Community Kindy Melling

Read about our Great BBQ Bonanza

Community Kindy Melling get into the Olympic Spirit


We are excited to offer our families access to Storypark e-portfolios. They are a great way to keep up to date with what your child is doing while at the centre. You can log in to the secure platform wherever you are in the world to see what’s been happening in their day, check out photos of them and comment on their activities. Click here for more information about this fantastic resource.

Parent Feedback:

“A big thank you to all of the wonderful staff (past and present) of Melling Kindy for welcoming my daughter Halo with open arms. She has absolutely loved her time with you all and has made a lot of beautiful friendships and formed close relationships with the staff and so many of the other wonderful children. She has developed so well over the years and her confidence has grown so much. Even when we moved house over a year ago (we live opposite a daycare) we stuck with Melling Kindy 🙂 We can’t thank you enough for all that you have done for Halo and our family over the years. I will definitely recommend this kindy to my friends and to other families”.

“Our family moved from Australia to NZ this year. Our son is full of beans, and enjoys interacting with other kids and staff, but initially lost a little confidence after leaving family and friends back in Australia. In looking for a kindergarten we wanted somewhere that would ensure our childs sense of belonging, encourage independent play and with a relaxed/mature approach to dealing with us as parents. Somewhere our son could feel safe to explore and interact. As soon as we walked in to Melling, all the teachers were very welcoming and answered our questions in an easy going/comfortable way. We have been very happy with the care our child has received and the way he is able to learn social and developmental skills through playing with children from a range of different backgrounds. We are also very thankful to the teachers for their advice and help in regards to both of our children.”

“Community Kindy Melling is an extremely well run Kindy that seeks to meet your personal needs and that of your child. The teachers are always ready for a chat with either yourself or your child.”

“Community Kindy Melling has a warm and welcoming team who greet the children with smiles as they arrive each day. I love how this kindy embraces so many different cultures. They make sure to celebrate all the various national feast days and festivals… it opens up our children to so many different experiences!”