New Zealand Kindergartens inc

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

“We chose kindergarten for our children in order to provide them with a safe yet exciting learning environment where creativity and cooperation can be expressed and developed.” - Parent

“ The teachers were extremely welcoming and informative, the walls were covered in beautiful, bright art work from the children, and ALL the kids were so happy and content in their play.” - Parent

“Kindergarten is an ideal learning environment for my son because it gives him a safe place to learn, be active, and grow his confidence within a nurturing space. It also provides a structure to his day, and he learns the basic rules, manners and social awareness he needs to be able to interact with others.” - Parent

“My children learn to take instruction from other adults in preparation for school. I like the songs, news and topics explored at kindy.” - 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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