Haleema Kindergarten in Taita, Lower Hutt, offers early childhood education based on Islamic principles. Built in 2010 with funding from a Ministry of Education grant, the kindergarten is a purpose-built facility adjacent to the educational and cultural centre of the International Muslim Association of New Zealand (IMAN).
The kindergarten caters for 30 children with a large play area at the back of the building and plenty of indoor space. The building is bright, modern and functional.read more
The design and construction of the building needed to acknowledge and respect the cultural requirements of IMAN. Traditional elements of Islamic architecture were incorporated into the building. During construction, Maycroft ensured the neighbouring mosque could carry out its religious traditions uninterrupted.
Maycroft Construction enjoyed the interaction with the Muslim community to create a building that embodied Islamic principles.