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The Cottage is licensed for up to 18 children from 2 years old.

Get in touch with Jaci, our Centre Manager, if you are interested in coming for a visit: or call 04 586 1237.

Session Times

You may choose to enrol your child in either half or full day sessions, or a combination of both.

Half Day Session: 8am-1.00pm (5 hours)

Full Day Session: 8am-4pm (8 hours)

Children must attend at least a minimum of two sessions per week.

Whanau Payments

The Cottage is reliant on whānau contributions to help fund a Steiner based education in excess of the standard education funded by the Government.  The following information outlines our suggested donations request for 2024:

2 Year Olds 

Half Day – $50*

Full Day – $63*

3-5 Year Olds

Half Day – $33*

Full Day – $42*

*Whānau payments are voluntary donations. Donations may be eligible to a tax rebate of 33.33%.

Raphael House Kindergarten

If you child is over the age of 4, consider the Kindergarten attached to Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School in Tirohanga.

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