New Zealand Kindergartens inc

Every child has the right to participate in high quality early childhood education

“This is an environment where my child can enjoy social interaction with her teachers and children whilst furthering her learning in a setting that is bright, fun, and clean with an outdoor that has trees and grass rather than concrete or a plastic jungle gym.” - Parent

“ In the six months that my daughter has been at kindergarten, my daughter has learnt more than I could ever imagine. These early years of her life are the most important and I wish I had chosen it [kindergarten] earlier. It’s a fun, safe and nurturing environment and there is always a guarantee that children come first.” - Parent

“It is a fantastic prep for school, place for creativity and imagination, super teachers and great community. I don’t know what we would do without it.” - Parent

“Teachers are like extended family, so aware of my child’s interests and needs, and extremely accommodating to our family as a whole.” - Parent

Children and families and whānau are at the heart of what we do. In 2014, we look forward to engaging with our communities and progressing the inspiring teaching and learning that happens in kindergarten every day.

  • Kindergartens have been at the heart of New Zealand communities for over 120 years
  • All teachers are qualified teachers and registered with the New Zealand Teachers Council
  • Kindergartens are centres of excellence and innovation in early childhood education
  • There are over 30 different models of kindergarten to support the needs of families including cultural and language aspirations

Term dates 2015


Start date 

End date


Late January
check with your local association

Thursday 2 April


Monday 20 April

Friday 3 July


Monday 20 July

Friday 25 September


Monday 12 October

Late December
check with your local association


New Zealand Kindergartens Inc

Level 1, 32 The Terrace,
P.O. Box 3058, Wellington
Phone: 04 471-0775

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