New Zealand Kindergartens inc

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

“The quality of the staff, the resources and the programme ensure that all children who attend, both the full-day and sessional kindergarten, consistently receive a fun-filled, challenging & caring environment.” - Parent

“I know that when my son finally leaves next year I will find it very hard to say goodbye to the teaching team who have become part of our family.” - Parent

“Kindergarten would have to be the highest quality early education we would have on offer. Qualified teachers, extensive curriculum, variety of culture; these all prepare our children for a great start for their future.” - Parent

“As a family we enjoy supporting our local pre-school education option and have found for our five year old that it has provided a great platform for her to enter into school. This has been created through the kindergarten’s learning techniques and participation in school activities, allowing the children to build confidence in this setting.” - Parent

Children and families and whānau are at the heart of what we do. In 2016, 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




Start date 

End date


Late January
check with your local association

Friday 15 April


Monday 2 May

Friday 8 July


Monday 25 July

Friday 23 September


Monday 10 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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