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 is located in my community. The kindergarten has strong community support and is a social place. I feel welcomed and included when I am there. Many of the children my daughter interacts with at kindergarten will be attending her future school and this was a strong factor in my decision to attend kindergarten. There is a variety of children attending, culturally and economically, and this is important to me. ” - 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 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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