New Zealand Kindergartens inc

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

“Kindergarten provides a stimulating environment with caring teachers and great facilities that are updated and changed to suit various ages and interests. My husband and I have enjoyed watching both our children growing and learning alongside the teaching staff.” - Parent

“ We have had one child pass through [kindergarten] and will have our third child enrolled next year. 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

“We chose kindergarten initially because the hours suited the needs of my children. [The kindergarten] has developed over the years we have been involved into a wonderful learning centre, readying children for school. It has a wide range of learning experiences, great community spirit and a brilliant physical facility.” - Parent

“Our main reason for choosing kindergarten was the feeling you get when you walk through the door. We are always acknowledged and made to feel welcome by the staff; they always take the time to have a small chat and to engage our daughter and get her started on an activity.” - Parent

Children and families and whānau are at the heart of what we do. In 2015, 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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