New Zealand Kindergartens inc

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

“My kindergarten has a fantastic environment. The teachers are outstanding and the facilities are great. I love the fact that learning for children at kindergarten is play based; I’m a very strong believer in that.” - Parent

“ The teachers are experienced, welcoming and have taught our entire family’s children and now grandchildren. They plan to our children’s interests in depth and explanatory.” - Parent

“We all really enjoy kindergarten, nice to interact with local community and form relationships with parents and children who will attend the same school or live nearby.” - Parent

“Because of the fantastic learning environment and quality of teaching, the children develop confidence and become independent, ready for school.” - 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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